[Humanist] 27.351 pubs: James Merrill; e-lit and cyberculture

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Tue Sep 17 07:36:30 CEST 2013


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 351.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Davis, Shannon" <SSDavis at wustl.edu>                      (33)
        Subject: New Exhibit! The James Merrill Digital Archive

  [2]   From:    "Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven" <clcweb at purdue.edu>          (13)
        Subject: cfp: "New Work on Electronic Literature and Cyberculture"


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        Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:45:26 +0000
        From: "Davis, Shannon" <SSDavis at wustl.edu>
        Subject: New Exhibit! The James Merrill Digital Archive
        In-Reply-To: <52371826.1060804 at mccarty.org.uk>


The James Merrill Digital Archive

When the late American poet James Merrill first accepted Mona Van Duyn’s
personal invitation to make Washington University in St. Louis the home for
his literary papers in 1964, neither Merrill nor Van Duyn, who was helping
build the Modern Literature Collection, could have guessed just how
extensive and significant his manuscripts would become. Nearly a
half-century later, as interest in Merrill’s legacy continues to grow, a
new digital archive is now providing convenient access to a cross section of
the artist’s work.

The James Merrill Digital Archive illumines the intriguing work that led to
Merrill’s “Book of Ephraim,” a series of poems first published in his
Pulitzer Prize-winning book Divine Comedies in 1976 and the first
installment of his apocalyptic epic The Changing Light at Sandover in 1982.
The result of collaboration among staff from Washington University
Libraries’ Manuscript and Digital Library Services units, the English
department, and students and staff in the Humanities Digital Workshop on
campus, the archive can be viewed at
digital.wustl.edu/jamesmerrillarchive/.

The occult was central to all of Merrill’s later work, including “The
Book of Ephraim” that is the current focus of the James Merrill Digital
Archive. As the poet himself puts it, the poem distills “a Thousand and
One Evenings Spent / With David Jackson at the Ouija Board / In Touch with
Ephraim Our Familiar Spirit.” The new website brings within easy digital
reach hundreds of transcripts resulting from the many Ouija sessions Merrill
and his partner conducted using a teacup and simple board, along with drafts
of “The Book of Ephraim,” bearing witness to a complex creative
process.

The preceding selection was taken from an article about the newly launched
James Merrill Digital Archive, written by Evie Hemphill. Read the entire
article at
http://wulibraries.typepad.com/whatsnew/2013/09/newly-launched-james-merril
l-digital-archive.html.




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        Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:19:55 -0400
        From: "Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven" <clcweb at purdue.edu>
        Subject: cfp: "New Work on Electronic Literature and Cyberculture"
        In-Reply-To: <20130914101218.9DD493094 at digitalhumanities.org>

Papers are invited for a special issue entitled "New Work on Electronic Literature and Cyberculture." Ed. Maya Zalbidea Paniagua (Universidad La Salle Madrid), Mark Marino (University of Southern California), and Asunción López Varela-Azcárate (Universidad Complutense Madrid). CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 16.5 (2014): http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb. The theme of the special issue is in the context of digital humanities about critical, social, philosophical, gender, and pedagogical aspects of electronic literature, digital art, and cyberculture. Please submit papers in 6000-7000 words to Maya Zalbidea at mzalbidea at lasallecampus.esby 31 December 2013. Of particular interest are papers on digital humanities in general and including cybertext/hypertext theory and application, hypertext fiction (flash fiction, e-poetry, digital storytelling, online graphic novels, etc.), game studies and net and video art, and gender, identity, race, and sexuality in cyberspace. For the style of the journal consult http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/clcwebstyleguide. Articles published in the journal are double-blind peer reviewed and indexed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Scopus, etc.

Call for papers: Papers are invited for publication in a thematic issue entitled "New Work in Ecocriticism." Ed. Simon C. Estok (Sungkyunkwan University) and Murali Sivaramakrishnan (Pondicherry University). CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 16.4 (December 2014): http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb. Ecocriticism has evolved into full-fledged critical theory and practice in multi-, inter-, and transcultural scholarship with its own conceptual tools of reference and theoretical frameworks. Papers are invited about aspects of nature and the environment in the contexts of culture, literature, the visual and other arts, media, communication, etc. Articles in the journal are minimum 6000 and maximum 7000 words: for the style of the journal consult http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/clcwebstyleguide. Please submit papers by 31 January 2014 to Simon C. Estok at estok at skku.edu and Murali Sivaramakrishnan at murali.eng at pondiuni.edu.in. Articles published in the journal are double-blind peer reviewed and indexed in the MLA International Bibliography, the Thomson Reuters ISI Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Scopus, etc.

thanks and best,

totosy de zepetnek, steven phd professor
purdue university & purdue university press
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* editor, clcweb: comparative literature and culture
 http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/  <clcweb at purdue.edu>
* series editor, purdue books in comparative cultural studies
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&  http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweblibrary/seriespurdueccs
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781-729-1680 <totosysteven at purdue.edu>





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