Category: Literature & Language

  • TEI Headers and Encoding

    TEI Headers and Encoding

    After encoding the title page and the first 12 lines of Helen Maria Williams’ Poem on the Bill Lately Passed for Regulating the Slave Trade into an XML (eXtensible Markup Language) document, I recognized the importance of the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) header. The TEI Header, in general, has four children – the first of which […]

  • UX1 Francesca Annunziata GEMA

    UX1 Francesca Annunziata GEMA

    Welcome to America! The famous American dream came true. After a long flight, i arrived in Philadelphia. It was exciting to see a city in the American style with many skyscrapers and many lights. One of the most beautiful things of USA are the americans because are the most hospitable people I’ve ever met. When […]

  • Importance of markup Languages. How to use

    Importance of markup Languages. How to use

    People are excited by reading attractive parts of a book or an article. Some pieces might be very important. Some articles are too long or not easy to understand all pieces firstly. Most of the time it is not necessary to read entire a blog or a document. We markup some elements which they are more […]

  • Encoding Emily Dickinson

    Encoding Emily Dickinson

    A piece of writing that I think is important is Emily Dickinson’s “fascicles,” a term used by her editor Mabel Loomis Todd to describe her 40, hand-sewn booklets of poetry. If I were to encode the 800+ poems that comprise the “fascicles,” I would begin by marking up the stanzas and lines, as well as the marginalia. What […]

  • Musings on the News and on Work

    I’m unable to stop reading the news. I told myself a couple of weeks ago that I’d like to try reading more headlines and fewer articles, and I’ve succeeded to some degree, but that’s mostly because Black Twitter is more knowledgeable about what’s going in the American political sphere than some mainstream media outlets are. […]

  • Music and Sound Studies Reading Group in NYC

    Music and Sound Studies Reading Group in NYC

    For the past four years the Fordham University English department has sponsored the Music and Sound Studies reading group, advised by Andrew Albin and Lawrence Kramer. Each month we meet to discuss a reading in this burgeoning field, and we welcome any scholars in the New York City area to join us. If you’d like to be included in the […]

  • The Collaborative Era of Print and Digital Text

    The Collaborative Era of Print and Digital Text

         Yin Liu’s argument in “Ways of Reading, Models for Text, and the Usefulness of Dead People,” that we ought not subscribe to a singular notion of “text,” persuaded me and encouraged me to investigate my own presumptions and assumptions about text. Personally, I am predisposed to conceptualizing a text as a stable and […]

  • Special Collections and Archives

    Special Collections and Archives

    Yin Liu, in “Ways of Reading, Models for Text, and the Usefulness of Dead People,” raises an interesting point about the varied ways in which notions of text vary with time by identifying four models: material, structural, semantic, and data. But I wish she would have made more explicit the symbiotic relationship between physical books […]