[Humanist] 28.596 a new identity?
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Mon Dec 29 10:50:35 CET 2014
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 596.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:39:21 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Those who study the question of identity will enjoy and profit from
reading Andrew O'Hagan, "The Lives of Ronald Pinn", London Review of
Books 37.1 (8 January 2015), online at
There's O'Hagan's passing observation that "everyday material that
hasn't been digitised and has no fame value is increasingly hard to
find", and specific questions about identity in the age of social media,
all to be expected, but much more of much greater interest that arises
from his attempt to become another person. Renewal goes deeper than one
may suspect and is to my mind a more rewarding way to spend these
hours of more than usual idleness reading about than making resolutions
All the best in the new year almost upon us.
Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Digital Humanities Research
Group, University of Western Sydney
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