[Humanist] 28.596 a new identity?

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Dec 29 10:50:35 CET 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 596.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:39:21 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: identity

Those who study the question of identity will enjoy and profit from 
reading Andrew O'Hagan, "The Lives of Ronald Pinn", London Review of 
Books 37.1 (8 January 2015), online at 
There's O'Hagan's passing observation that "everyday material that 
hasn't been digitised and has no fame value is increasingly hard to 
find", and specific questions about identity in the age of social media, 
all to be expected, but much more of much greater interest that arises 
from his attempt to become another person. Renewal goes deeper than one 
may suspect and is to my mind a more rewarding way to spend these 
hours of more than usual idleness reading about than making resolutions 
for 2015.

All the best in the new year almost upon us.


Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London, and Digital Humanities Research
Group, University of Western Sydney

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