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28 Mar 2017

Ryan Long Vambery Lecture: ‘Hannes Meyer in Europe and Mexico: Building, a Poetics of Displacement’

By | 2017-03-27T18:31:47+00:00 Tue, Mar 28, 2017|Alerts, Fellows|

This Wednesday March 29th, the Comparative Literature Department will present the Vambery Lecture with current Vambery Distinguished Professor Ryan Long of the Spanish Department. Hannes Meyer in Europe and Mexico: Building, a Poetics of Displacement Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:30am to 1:00pm Tawes Hall 2115 (Faculty Lounge) Lunch will be served Please RSVP to Gerard Passannante

13 Mar 2017

Announcing the Transgender Usenet Archive!

By | 2017-03-13T14:29:30+00:00 Mon, Mar 13, 2017|Alerts, Fellows|

I’m happy to announce that after almost a year of hard work, the Transgender Usenet Archive is now officially available for public use! You can search the archive for any single word or two word phrase, and searches can be filtered by newsgroup or post publication year. By default, all searches are case sensitive, but

17 Nov 2016

Visualizing Poster Activity on Usenet

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:46+00:00 Thu, Nov 17, 2016|Fellows, Research|

This is the second in series of blog posts by 2016-17 Winnemore Digital Dissertation Fellow Avery Dame on the progress of his dissertation, “Talk Amongst Yourselves: Community Formation in Transgender Counterpublic Discourse Online,” which explores the affective and structural meanings assigned to “community” in English-language transgender discourse online. One of the biggest challenges of working

19 Oct 2016

“If it gets us talking, it can’t be bad:” Building the Transgender Usenet Archive

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:47+00:00 Wed, Oct 19, 2016|Fellows, Research|

“If only one life is saved by the creation of this group, wouldn't it be worth it?  It's only a communications medium, and people are needlessly losing their lives and wasting their potential in self-destructive, maladaptive, denial-bases coping strategies.  The loss to our society is great, and needless...If it gets us talking, it can't be

5 Oct 2016

MITH Welcomes Avery Dame as the 2016-17 Winnemore Fellow!

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:48+00:00 Wed, Oct 5, 2016|Fellows, News, Winnemore Fellows|

MITH is pleased to announce Avery Dame, doctoral candidate in the department of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, as the Winnemore Dissertation Fellow for 2016-2017. Dame is completing his dissertation, “Talk Amongst Yourselves: Community Formation in Transgender Counterpublic Discourse Online,” which explores the affective and structural meanings assigned to “community” in English-language transgender

8 Mar 2016

Call for Applications: Winnemore Digital Humanities Dissertation Fellows Program 2016-17

By | 2016-07-11T11:41:21+00:00 Tue, Mar 8, 2016|Alerts, Fellows, Opportunities, Winnemore Fellows|

MITH is pleased to announce that we are officially accepting applications for the 2016-17 Winnemore Digital Humanities Dissertation Fellows Program. Every other academic year, MITH provides support to a graduate student whose dissertation engages the intersections between new media and the traditional concerns of the Arts and Humanities, offering a stipend equivalent to a semester-long

3 Nov 2015

Please welcome Oliver Gaycken as MITH’s newest Vambery Fellow!

By | 2017-02-05T21:13:56+00:00 Tue, Nov 3, 2015|Alerts, Fellows, Research|

MITH is pleased to announce that Oliver Gaycken, Vambery Distinguished Professor of Comparative Studies for the 2015-16 academic year, has also been named a MITH Vambery Fellow for the same period. Faculty recipients of the Vambery fellowship are selected on the basis of demonstrated work in European and American comparative literary studies in print, in

7 Apr 2015

Early use data on a participatory digital edition

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:00+00:00 Tue, Apr 7, 2015|Fellows, Research, Winnemore Fellows|

A list of the most-used annotations tags on the InfinteUlysses.com site Infinite Ulysses, the participatory digital edition of James Joyce's challenging novel Ulysses, is now about one month into its open beta-testing period. In this post, I'll describe how I went about user-testing the edition, and share some early statistics about the edition's use. On April

10 Mar 2015

Come read with us!: an update on the Infinite Ulysses participatory digital edition

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:00+00:00 Tue, Mar 10, 2015|Fellows, Winnemore Fellows|

Since my last post in January, I've used feedback from generous beta-testers to bring the Infinite Ulysses participatory digital edition up to where I'd hoped it would be by the end of my dissertation. In the past, I invited users in small batches from a list of readers who signed up to beta-test. I wanted to continue testing early and often,

14 Jan 2015

An Invitation to Beta-Test the Infinite Ulysses Digital Edition

By | 2017-02-05T21:14:03+00:00 Wed, Jan 14, 2015|Fellows, Research, Winnemore Fellows|

In my previous post on this blog, I introduced my dissertational Infinite Ulysses project: a participatory digital edition that I've designed and coded for my uniquely shaped literature dissertation. I've now finished most of the work of building of the site. I've also finalized decisions around the online community experience such as writing statements on