[Humanist] 26.872 pubs: Victorian songs; New Media Dynamics

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Tue Mar 12 07:54:45 CET 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 872.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>         (114)
        Subject: A Companion to New Media Dynamics

  [2]   From:    Joanna Swafford <jes8zv at virginia.edu>                     (35)
        Subject: Announcing Songs of the Victorians

        Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:46:43 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: A Companion to New Media Dynamics

This is to announce publication of the (*very* expensive) Companion to 
New Media Dynamics, as below. May your library purchase it!


A Companion to New Media Dynamics
Ed John Hartley, Jean Burgess and Axel Bruns


Notes on Contributors

John Hartley, Jean Burgess and Axel Bruns

Part 1 - Approaches and Antecedents

1. Media Studies and New Media Studies
Sean Cubitt

2. The Future of Digital Humanities Is a Matter of Words
Willard McCarty

3. Media Dynamics and the Lessons of History: The "Gutenberg 
Parenthesis" as Restoration Topos
Thomas Pettitt

4. Literature and Culture in the Age of the New Media: Dynamics of 
Evolution and Change
Peter Swirski

5. The Economics of New Media
John Quiggin

6. The End of Audiences? Theoretical Echoes of Reception amidst the 
Uncertainties of Use
Sonia Livingstone and Ranjana Das

7. The Emergence of Next Generation Internet Users
William H. Dutton and Grant Blank

8. National Web Studies: The Case of Iran Online
Richard Rogers, Esther Weltevrede, Sabine Niederer and Erik Borra

Part 2 – Dynamics of Change


9. In the Habitus of the New: Structure, Agency and the Social Media Habitus
Zizi Papacharissi and Emily Easton

10. Long Live Wikipedia? Sustainable Volunteerism and the Future of 
Crowdsourced Knowledge
Andrew Lih


11. Changing Media with Mobiles
Gerard Goggin

12. Make Room for the Wii: Game Consoles and the Construction of Space
Ben Aslinger


13. Improvers, Entertainers, Shockers and Makers
Charles Leadbeater

14. The Dynamics of Digital Multisided Media Markets: How Media 
Organisations Learn from the IT Industries How to Engage with an Active 
Patrik Wikström


15. Search and Networked Attention
Alexander Halavais

16. Against Search – Towards a New Computational Logic of Media 
Pelle Snickars


17. Evolutionary Dynamics of the Mobile Web
Indrek Ibrus

18. Pseudonyms and the Rise of the Real Name Web
Bernie Hogan


19. New Media and Changing Perceptions of Surveillance
Anders Albrechtslund

20. Lessons of the Leak: WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, and the Changing 
Landscape of Media and Politics
Christoph Bieber

Part 3 – Forms, Platforms and Practices

Culture and Identity

21. Cybersexuality and Online Culture
Feona Attwood

22. Micro-celebrity and the Branded Self
Theresa M. Senft

23. Online Identity
Alice E. Marwick

24. Practices of Networked Identity
Jan-Hinrik Schmidt

Politics, Participation, Citizenship

25. The Internet and the Opening Up of Political Space
Stephen Coleman

26. The Internet as a Platform for Civil Disobedience
Cherian George

27. Parody, Performativity, and Play: The Reinvigoration of Citizenship 
through Political Satire
Jeffrey P. Jones

28. The Politics of Platforms
Tarleton Gillespie

29. From Homepages to Network Profiles: Balancing Personal and Social 
Axel Bruns

Knowledge and New Generations

30. The New Media Toolkit
Mark Pesce

31. Materiality, Description and Comparison as Tools for Cultural 
Difference Analysis
Basile Zimmermann

32. Learning from Network Dysfunctionality: Accidents, Enterprise and 
Small Worlds of Infection
Jussi Parikka and Tony D. Sampson

33. Young People Online
Lelia Green and Danielle Brady

34. Beyond Generations and New Media
Kate Crawford and Penelope Robinson


Willard McCarty, FRAI / Professor of Humanities Computing & Director of
the Doctoral Programme, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College
London; Professor, School of Humanities and Communication Arts,
University of Western Sydney; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
(www.isr-journal.org); Editor, Humanist (dhhumanist.org);

        Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:03:22 -0400
        From: Joanna Swafford <jes8zv at virginia.edu>
        Subject: Announcing Songs of the Victorians

Today is the pre-release of Songs of the Victorians
(http://www.songsofthevictorians.com/), an archive of parlor and art song
settings of Victorian poems, and also a scholarly tool to facilitate
interdisciplinary music and poetry scholarship.

It will contain four songs:  Michael William Balfe's "Come into the Garden,
Maud" and Sir Arthur Somervell's "Come into the Garden, Maud" (both based
on Alfred Lord Tennyson's monodrama,*Maud*), Sir Arthur Sullivan's version
of Adelaide Procter's "A Lost Chord," and Caroline Norton's "Juanita,"
although for this limited release, it only includes "Juanita."

The archival portion of this site includes high-resolution images of the
first edition printings of each song as well as an audio file, and when the
audio file is played each measure is highlighted in time with the music.
 The scholarly component for each work includes an article-length analysis
of the song's interpretation of the poem, with excerpts of relevant phrases
to support the argument.  Users can click on these excerpts to play them,
and the relevant portion of the score pops up and is highlighted in time
with the music so that everyone, regardless of their ability to read music,
can follow the score and the thread of the argument.

Songs of the Victorians will continue adding new songs for the foreseeable
future, and it may in a few years be open to accepting submissions from
other scholars interested in archivally preserving and analyzing parlor and
art song settings of Victorian poems digitally.

I have been developing this site with the generous support of a Scholars'
Lab Fellowship from the University of Virginia.  To learn more about the
creation of this site or to receive updates on its development schedule,
please visit and subscribe to my development blog, "Anglophile in Academia"
(http://anglophileinacademia.blogspot.com/), or email me at
jes8zv at virginia.edu if you have any questions or comments. I'd love to hear
your feedback and advice!

Joanna Swafford
PhD Candidate, English
University of Virginia


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