Blogue

  • Canadian Writers Abroad

    - octobre 9, 2012

    This is just a very short note to bring attention to an interesting blog posted by a Canadian academic living in London, Debra Martens. Her blog is Canadian Writers Abroad, which tells you the topic… What is most interesting, I think, is the breadth of information and the variety of authors she blogs about. Her topics are both contemporary and historical, specific authors and associated issues. I have to say that my favourite blogs, of course, are those about Sara Jeannette Duncan, but more recent authors such as Mavis Gallant and Jane Urquhart also grace her digital pages.

    I just thought some of you might like to check it out…

    Karyn Huenemann (CEWW)

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  • A Collaboratory in Need of Occasional Walls

    - juin 14, 2012

    By  Melissa Dalgleish, PhD Candidate, York University

    In 1989, William Wulf defined the collaboratory as a “center without walls, in which the nation’s researchers can perform their research without regard to physical location, interacting with colleagues, accessing instrumentation, sharing data and computational resources, [and] accessing information in digital libraries.” This definition of collaboratory describes, almost perfectly, the new EMiC Modernist Commons (modernistcommons.ca), the online edition creation environment that I spent a glorious week at DHSI getting to play in. The idea behind the Commons is that it allows researchers from across the country—and across the globe—to produce digital editions using shared data (the archival images and document transcriptions uploaded to the site) and computational resources (the embedded CWRC Writer for TEI markup and the Shared Canvas image-markup tool), thus freeing individual scholars from having to cobble together tools, software, and publication venues on their own. The Modernist Commons is, fundamentally, a ...

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  • SDH/SEMI Roundtable on Conversation, Collaboration, Credit: The Graduate Researcher in the Digital Scholarly Environment

    - juin 4, 2012

    <strong>By Constance Crompton (Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, University of Victoria)</strong>

    I remember my first Congress presentation: I was new grad student, fresh-minted, nervous, and reliant on my carefully prepared PowerPoint presentation. With all that I had heard about Congress, I expected to present to dozens of people, but alas, my 9:00am spot on a Tuesday morning only yielded a sleepy audience of six.

    The graduate students who led the “Roundtable on Conversation, Collaboration, Credit: The Graduate Researcher in the Digital Scholarly Environment”, Daniel Powell (Victoria/<a href=”http://etcl.uvic.ca/”>ETCL</a>), Tara Thomson(Victoria/<a href=”http://modernistversions.com/”>MVP</a>), Matt Bouchard (Toronto/<a href=”http://editingmodernism.ca”>EMiC</a>), Melissa Dalgleish (York/<a href=”http://editingmodernism.ca”>EMiC</a>), Andy Keenan (Toronto/Digital Economy Trading Zones Project and <a href=”http://inclusivedesign.ca/”>The Inclusive Design Institute</a>), Alyssa Anne McLeod (Victoria/<a href=”http://etcl.uvic.ca/”>ETCL</a>), had the <a title=”EMiC blog” href=”http://editingmodernism.ca/2012/05/conversation-collaboration-credit-the-graduate-researcher-in-the-digital-scholarly-environment/”>converse experience</a>. The room was packed, the discussion was lively, and they extemporized, rather than relying on prepared scripts.

    Daniel Powell organized the panel in order to address the rights and responsibilities of ...

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  • Identifying and Migrating

    - mai 28, 2012

    By Pat Demers (English and Film Studies, University of Alberta)

    The retrospective observation of Atwood’s narrator in “My Last Duchess,” a story about a high school English teacher whose standards made a lasting impression, from her collection Moral Disorder, supplies one way of encapsulating what I continue to learn in the CanWWR project. Grouping the revered Miss Bessie with other exceptional teachers, the narrator sums up their importance:

    They knew something we needed to know, but it was a complicated thing–not so much a thing as a pattern, like the clues in a detective story once you started connecting them together. These women–these teachers–had no direct method of conveying this thing to us, not in a way that would make us listen, because it was too tangled, it was too oblique. It was hidden within the stories.

    This note will outline the ongoing team work–patterns, clues, connections–in the Canadian Women Writing and Reading from ...

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  • Expanding the CanWWR Framework

    - mai 25, 2012

    Digital Humanities projects are living things. The germ of an idea sends out shoots that branch and flower until the initial conception has taken on a bigger and richer form than could ever be anticipated. It’s a wonder to watch and a privilege to contribute to.

    Dr. Patricia Demers’ Canadian Women Writing and Reading from 1950 (CanWWR) eloquently demonstrates the ways in which a project grows. Since I came onto the project in September of 2010, the listings of writers, works and critical studies alone has expanded considerably. This, however, is just a small measure of how the project has developed.

    CanWWR began as a listing of writers and their works, categorized by genre, decade and awards won. Unique among such listings, Dr. Demers incorporated not only writers of prose, poetry and plays, but also singer/songwriters, composers, graphic storytellers and screenwriters. This was presented first in PDF and then on a public ...

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  • Lasting Change: Sustaining Digital Scholarship and Culture in Canada

    - décembre 7, 2010

    The report of the Sustaining Digital Scholarship for Sustainable Culture Group is now available as a pdf (web version coming soon). Lasting Change (available by clicking here) is a Knowledge Synthesis on the Digital Economy funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada from August to December 2010.

    The group was comprised of Di Brandt, Andrew Bretz, Susan Brown, Lynn Copeland, Patricia Demers, Michael Eberle-Sinatra, Daniel Fischlin, Dean Irvine, Ashok Mathur, Hannah McGregor, Robyn Read, Susan Rudy, Stan Ruecker, Chantal Savoie, Ray Siemens, Stephen Slemon, Robin Sokoloski, Ron Walker, Darren Wershler, and Ann Wilson.

    Here is the Executive Summary from Lasting Change: Sustaining Digital Scholarship and Culture in Canada:

    Executive Summary

    This report reflects the growing concern in the scholarly and cultural communities, and beyond, regarding the sustainability of Canada’s digital knowledge and heritage. Canada’s digital advantage is only of value if it can be carried ...

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  • Welcome!

    - septembre 23, 2010

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