[Humanist] 31.449 events: Thomas Paine; genetic criticism; Beckett; being global

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 449.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org

  [1]   From:    "Cleary, Scott" <SCleary at iona.edu>                        (14)
        Subject: Revolutionary Texts in a Digital Age:  Thomas Paine's
                Publishing Networks, Past and Present

  [2]   From:    Kristen Mapes <kmapes at msu.edu>                            (18)
        Subject: Reminder: Global Digital Humanities Symposium 2018, Call for
                Proposals (Deadline 12/15)

  [3]   From:    Francesco Borghesi <francesco.borghesi at sydney.edu.au>     (15)
        Subject: Workshop - Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project - 4
                December 2017

  [4]   From:    Francesco Borghesi <francesco.borghesi at sydney.edu.au>     (15)
        Subject: Public Lecture - Digital Poetics: Genetic Criticism and
                Digital Scholarly Editing - Monday 4 December


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        Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 21:51:55 +0000
        From: "Cleary, Scott" <SCleary at iona.edu>
        Subject: Revolutionary Texts in a Digital Age:  Thomas Paine's Publishing Networks, Past and Present


Third International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies
Iona College
New Rochelle, New York
October 11-13, 2018

https://www.iona.edu/about/iona-in-community/institute-for-thomas-paine-studies/scholarship/third-international-conference-of-thomas-paine.aspx

While scholars of Early America are often careful to avoid anachronism, we are living in a moment of profound contemporary connections with communication networks of the past. In the Age of Revolutions, the creation and dissemination of information cultivated and complicated shifts in political ideology, commercial practices, and imperial infrastructure. Questions of access in these networks, of who can create information, who can circulate and commodify it, and on what terms, directly intersects with ongoing explorations of textual transformation in digital studies. In the intersection of historical, literary, legal, and bibliographic studies, the process of digital scholarship can shed new light on the traditional narrative of political publishing in the late eighteenth century.

The Third International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College seeks to build an interdisciplinary program in which the links – and ruptures – between late eighteenth century and twenty first century media, particularly digital publishing and archive development, social media, resource accessibility, author attribution software, and information technology, are explored. The organizers welcome presentations on a wide range of subjects, either as individual papers or pre-formed panels, with a particular focus on Paine and his social network, as well as local, national, geographic, and imperial networks, borderlands, political discourses, knowledge formation from religious, scientific, and environmental perspectives, as well as digital pedagogy, digital research, archive management, and information sciences. Discussions of the relationship between these subjects and race, gender, class, and indigeneity are particularly encouraged, as are papers that focus on New York state history and Thomas Paine Studies.

ABD graduate students, junior, and senior scholars are invited to apply from any disciplinary background. Please include a 250-word prospectus and a one-page curriculum vitae together in one pdf document labeled with the applicant’s last name, with your name, paper title, affiliation (if applicable), and email address at the top of the first page of the proposal. Conference presentations will be limited to twenty minutes, and alternative session styles, including round tables, lightening talks, posters, or demos are welcomed. Participants may receive some financial support for travel and lodging expenses. Applicants should e-mail their proposals to ITPS at iona.edu<mailto:ITPS at iona.edu> by February 1st, 2018.

Scott Cleary, Ph.D
Director, The Institute for Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College
Director, Iona College Center for Faculty Development
Associate Professor of English
www.thomaspainestudies.org
http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/new-directions-in-thomas-paine-studies-scott-cleary/?isb=9781137578181


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        Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:38:53 -0500
        From: Kristen Mapes <kmapes at msu.edu>
        Subject: Reminder: Global Digital Humanities Symposium 2018, Call for Proposals (Deadline 12/15)


Global Digital Humanities Symposium at Michigan State University
http://digitalhumanities.msu.edu/global-digital-humanities-symposium/

March 22-23, 2018

We are committed to bringing a wide-ranging and diverse group of
participants and presenters for our conference. To further this end, there
will be funds available to assist or offset the costs of travel. There is
an option to request consideration for travel funds in the proposal form.
If you have any questions, please email dh at msu.edu <dh at msu.edu>.

Call for Proposals Deadline to submit a proposal: Friday, December 15,
11:59pm EST

msuglobaldh.org

[See http://digitalhumanities.msu.edu/global-digital-humanities-symposium/ for details.]

Kristen Mapes
Digital Humanities Coordinator, College of Arts & Letters
Michigan State University
479 West Circle Drive, Linton Hall 308
East Lansing MI 48824
517.884.1712
kmapes at msu.edu

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        Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:23:20 +0000
        From: Francesco Borghesi <francesco.borghesi at sydney.edu.au>
        Subject: Workshop - Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project - 4 December 2017
        In-Reply-To: <AR84LJL8-NY06-QL1W-X6YB-AGASSE6WYR at sydney.edu.au>


Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group
Workshop

Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project

The workshop will be run by Dirk Van Hulle <https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/staff/dirk-vanhulle/> and facilitated by Mark Byron <http://sydney.edu.au/arts/english/staff/profiles/mark.byron.php> (Department of English).

This workshop, limited to 20 registered participants, aims to demonstrate a milestone in modern literary scholarship in the digital domain: the Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project. The workshop will showcase various features of the BDMP, drawing on several published editions of Beckett’s manuscripts, as well as providing a critical survey of the Samuel Beckett Library online and other features of the project.

Dirk Van Hulle, professor of English literature at the University of Antwerp and director of the Centre for Manuscript Genetics, recently edited the new Cambridge Companion to Samuel Beckett (2015). With Mark Nixon, he is co-director of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project (www.beckettarchive.org) and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Beckett Studies. His publications include Textual Awareness (2004), Modern Manuscripts (2014), Samuel Beckett’s Library (2013, with Mark Nixon), James Joyce’s Work in Progress (2016) and several genetic editions in the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project, including Krapp’s Last Tape / La Dernière Bande, Molloy (with Magessa O’Reilly and Pim Verhulst), L’Innommable / The Unnamable (with Shane Weller) and the Beckett Digital Library.

Date: Monday 4 December 2017
Time: 2- 4pm
Location: Brennan-MacCallum Learning Studio 110,
The University of Sydney

Price
Free and open to all.

RSVP
Please RSVP. http://sydney.edu.au/intellectual-history/sdh/dmp.php


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        Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:22:53 +0000
        From: Francesco Borghesi <francesco.borghesi at sydney.edu.au>
        Subject: Public Lecture - Digital Poetics: Genetic Criticism and Digital Scholarly Editing - Monday 4 December
        In-Reply-To: <SBEM48UC-LWCU-XHG1-H7OW-LTCZKEIPI1W3 at sydney.edu.au>


Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group
Public Lecture

Digital Poetics: Genetic Criticism and Digital Scholarly Editing
Presenter: Dirk Van Hulle <https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/staff/dirk-vanhulle/>

Poetics is the theoretical study of literary discourse and literary forms, the most famous one being Aristotle’s Poetics. In discourse analysis, poetics is defined from the readers’ perspective, as the readers’ opinions and presuppositions of what literature is, what it does or what it should do. From a structuralist point of view, Jonathan Cullers gave a different definition to the notion of ‘poetics’: ‘Poetics starts with attested meanings or effects and asks how they are achieved. […] Hermeneutics, on the other hand, starts with texts and asks what they mean, seeking to discover new and better interpretations’. Culler’s structuralist approach focuses on the finished product (the text as it was published). Genetic Criticism, the study of written invention and creative processes, adds a temporal dimension to poetics; its answers to Culler’s question ‘how they are achieved’ involve traces of the creative process (such as notes, drafts and other manuscripts). This kind of ‘poetics’ goes back to the etymological sense of the word, derived from Greek ‘poiein’, ‘to make’. Genetic Criticism starts from the basic assumption that knowing how something was made can help us understand how it works. The thesis of this paper is that digital scholarly editing can be a way of doing this type of poetics research, not just as a tool, but as a form of ‘digital poetics’. To explore this digital poetics, the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project will serve as a case study (www.beckettarchive.org).

[See above for details concerning Dirk Van Hulle.] 

Date: Monday 4 December 2017
Time: 5-6.30pm
Location: New Law School LT106
The University of Sydney

Price
Free and open to all.

RSVP
Please RSVP <http://sydney.edu.au/intellectual-history/sdh/digital_poetics.php>.




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