Category: Literature & Language

  • Digital Archive over Standard Library

    Digital Archive over Standard Library

    Libraries provide great sources of information through the articles, records, and books that they contain. These items are all physical and are finite within a library’s complex. The problem with this is that there is a limitation placed on all of the readers who would like access to these sources at the same time.  Most […]

  • Databases and Digital Archives

    Databases and Digital Archives

    Archivist Kate Theimer, in her essay “Archives in Context and as Context,” raises an interesting point about the relationship between a database and a digital archive. She argues that the term “archive” is a double entendre. Information technologists use “archive” to describe back up data; digital humanists use “archive” to describe collections of data. But […]

  • Not Reading the 19th-Century Novel, and the DH/PH Relationship

    Not Reading the 19th-Century Novel, and the DH/PH Relationship

    This past semester, my course tackled the traditional DH assignment – “(Not) Reading a Nineteenth-Century Novel.” In a class focused on how DH fits within graduate study of English departments, the premise of the assignment made a lot of sense. These are literary scholars looking to understand how these tools fit within their research goals. […]

  • 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 […]