[Humanist] 26.541 events: sound; literary criticism

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Sat Dec 1 10:29:36 CET 2012


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 541.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>                           (28)
        Subject: AFF Digital Humanities Research Seminar 5 December - Dr
                Justin Tonra

  [2]   From:    Tanya Clement <tclement at ischool.utexas.edu>                (7)
        Subject: CFP: High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and
                Scholarship NEH Institute


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        Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:17:23 +0000
        From: Shawn Day <day.shawn at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: AFF Digital Humanities Research Seminar 5 December - Dr Justin Tonra


The final AFF Digital Humanities Research Seminar for this semester will be delivered by Dr Justin Tonra, Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, The Moore Institute, NUI Galway on Wednesday 05 December 2012. The title of the seminar is 'Forcing serendipity: computing and literary criticism' and it will be held at the usual time of 3pm in the Seminar Room at An Foras Feasa. All are very welcome to attend.

'Forcing serendipity: computing and literary criticism.'
Literary criticism has often used serendipitous discovery as the basis
from which to make a critical judgment or argument. Do the digital tools
that are now available for text analysis provide a means of generating
such serendipity? Does this circumstance necessitate a re-thinking of
the scope and responsibilities of literary hermeneutics? How does it
influence the relationship of textual part to textual whole, and how
both are interpreted? Ultimately, can computing and literary criticism
complement one another in the task of articulating the meaning in a
text, or are the two practices irreconcilable? This seminar will address
these topics as they arise in a particular study of the roles of
influence and imitation in poetry of the Romantic period.

Justin Tonra is an Irish Research Council CARA Postdoctoral Fellow in
English at NUI Galway. His research interests are in Book History,
Textual Studies, and Nineteenth-Century Literature. Within the Digital
Humanities field, he is interested in encoding literary texts, scholarly
editions for the web, and algorithmic criticism. Justin has previously
held research positions at University College London and the University
of Virginia.

All best wishes,
Jennifer.

Dr Jennifer Kelly
Project Officer
An Foras Feasa: The Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions
NUI Maynooth
353 (0)1 4747105
Jennifer.Kelly at nuim.ie<mailto:Jennifer.Kelly at nuim.ie>



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        Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:17:59 -0600
        From: Tanya Clement <tclement at ischool.utexas.edu>
        Subject: CFP: High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and Scholarship NEH Institute

The HiPSTAS (High Performance Sound Technologies for Access and Scholarship) project invites applications for its 2013 NEH-funded Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities. The first meeting is May 29 - June 1, in Austin, TX. We encourage a diverse range of librarians, archivists, scholars (including graduate students), and cultural heritage professionals from all types of institutions, disciplinary backgrounds, and expertise, who are interested in working with sound collections and technologies to apply. Members of the American Indian community, in particular, are strongly urged to apply.

For more information, please visit http://blogs.ischool.utexas.edu/hipstas/

Tanya Clement
Assistant Professor, School of Information
University of Texas, Austin
tclement at ischool.utexas.edu
512.232.2980





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