[Humanist] 31.307 pubs: biographies (Hogarth Press); virtual reading

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 307.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Claire Battershill <cbatters at sfu.ca>                      (20)
        Subject: CFP: The Modernist Archives Publishing Project

  [2]   From:    "William L. Benzon" <bbenzon at mindspring.com>              (17)
        Subject: Virtual Reading: The Prospero Project Redux – A Working
                Paper


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        Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:46:15 -0700 (PDT)
        From: Claire Battershill <cbatters at sfu.ca>
        Subject: CFP: The Modernist Archives Publishing Project

CFP: Author Biographies and Publisher Descriptions for The Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP)

ABOUT: 

The Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP) (www.modernistarchives.com) (co-directed by Claire Battershill, Helen Southworth, Alice Staveley, Mike Widner, Elizabeth Willson Gordon, and Nicola Wilson) seeks submissions for biographical entries for the authors, artists and press workers of The Hogarth Press and for its publishing house descriptions pages.  MAPP is the first modernist DH project to focus exclusively on twentieth-century publishing houses.  It offers a pioneering digital platform to organize, interact with, and analyze book production, reception, and distribution networks and will represent a replicable digital model for contemporary and future scholars of modernist publishing and book culture. For more about MAPP, please visit our site: http://www.modernistarchives.com/content/about-the-project

DH folks might be particularly interested in our data model, about which there is a blog post here: http://www.modernistarchives.com/content/our-data-model

We would also be open to student work and to pedagogical uses of MAPP. Please contact our team to discuss possible pedagogical collaborations and student writing: http://www.modernistarchives.com/contact

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: 

Before submitting, please use the Google form below to send a brief query with your proposed biographical subject or publisher.

Biographies should be approximately 1,000 words and should be accompanied by a works cited and a bibliography.  Where possible please include links to the Modernist Journals Project, Orlando or other digital resources. Example entry: http://www.modernistarchives.com/person/ruth-manning-sanders

Press descriptions should be approximately 1,000 words and should be accompanied by a works cited and a bibliography.  Please see the MAPP site for examples: http://www.modernistarchives.com/business/the-hogarth-press or Lise Jaillant's entry on Grant Richards at http://www.modernistarchives.com/business/grant-richards.  Any twentieth-century press will be considered for inclusion.  Foreign language and geographically dispersed presses are encouraged.

Submissions will be subject to double peer review and will be credited.

Please send short proposals and queries using the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/1K33gDnxW8jHTNym1

-- 
Dr. Claire Battershill

Government of Canada Banting Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of English
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Dr. AQ139
Burnaby, V5A 1S6
(604) 500-3494

www.clairebattershill.com



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        Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:10:25 -0400
        From: "William L. Benzon" <bbenzon at mindspring.com>
        Subject: Virtual Reading: The Prospero Project Redux – A Working Paper


Abstract: Virtual reading is proposed as a computational strategy for investigating the structure of literary texts. A computer ‘reads’ a text by moving a window N-words wide through the text from beginning to end and follows the trajectory that window traces through a high-dimensional semantic space computed for the language used in the text. That space is created by using contemporary corpus-based machine learning techniques. Virtual reading is compared and contrasted with a 40 year old proposal grounded in the symbolic computation systems of the mid-1970s. High-dimensional mathematical spaces are contrasted with the standard spatial imagery employed in literary criticism (inside and outside the text, etc.). The “manual” descriptive skills of experienced literary critics, however, are essential to virtual reading, both for purposes of calibration and adjustment of the model, and for motivating low-dimensional projection of results. Examples considered: Heart of Darkness, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, The Winter’s Tale.

Contents

Introduction: Prospero Redux and Virtual Reading   2 
In search of a small-world net: Computing an emblem in Heart of Darkness  8
Virtual reading as a path through a multidimensional semantic space 11 
Reply to a traditional critic about computational criticism: Or, It’s time to escape the prison-house of critical language [#DH] 17 
After the thrill is gone...A cognitive/computational understanding of the text, and how it motivates the description of literary form [Description!]  23 
Appendix: Prospero Elaborated 30 

> https://www.academia.edu/34551243/Virtual_Reading_The_Prospero_Project_Redux <https://www.academia.edu/34551243/Virtual_Reading_The_Prospero_Project_Redux>

Bill Benzon
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