[Humanist] 24.678 new publication: American literature

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Tue Feb 1 07:35:21 CET 2011

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 678.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:36:00 -0500 (EST)
        From: University of Michigan Press <um.press.mktg.special at umich.edu>
        Subject: UM Press: "The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age"

"The American Literature Scholar in a Digital Age"
By Amy E. Earheart and Andrew Jewell

Essays reflecting on the development of the first wave of digital American
literature scholarship

"By casting the collection explicitly as an outreach to the larger community
of Americanists---not primarily those who self-identify as 'digital
scholars'---Earhart and Jewell have made an important choice, and one that
will likely make this a landmark publication."

---Andrew Stauffer, University of Virginia

The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age , which features a wide
range of practitioner-scholars, is the first of its kind: a gathering of
people who are expert in American literary studies and in digital
technologies, scholars uniquely able to draw from experience with building
digital resources and to provide theoretical commentary on how the
transformation to new technologies alters the way we think about and
articulate scholarship in American literature. The volume collects articles
from those who are involved in tool development, usability testing, editing
and textual scholarship, digital librarianship, and issues of race and
ethnicity in digital humanities, while also situating digital humanities
work within the larger literary discipline. In addition, the volume examines
the traditional structures of the fields, including tenure and promotion
criteria, modes of scholarly production, the skill sets required for
scholarship, and the training of new scholars.

The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age will attract
practitioners of digital humanities in multiple fields, Americanists who
utilize digital materials, and those who are intellectually curious about
the new movement and materials.

Amy E. Earhart is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Texas
A&M University.

Andrew Jewell is Associate Professor of Digital Projects, University
Libraries, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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