Place and Space: Cultural Mapping and the Digital Sphere

Screen shot 2013-07-23 at 10.49.02 PMWe are proud to announce that University of Alberta Press will be publishing Place and Space: Cultural Mapping and the Digital Sphere, a volume of essays that grew out of CWRC’s second annual conference held at Ryerson University in late October 2011.

The volume is scheduled to appear in 2014 and includes fourteen innovative essays. The collection highlights the exciting research possibilities in the eclectic and versatile field of digital humanities. Part one of the collection, “Place and the Digital Frontier,” opens with essays that limn the discourse of digital projects and digital collaboration, including that endorsed by CWRC. It continues with essays charting the terrain of projects that apply digital practice and methodologies to archival artifacts and the act of storytelling. Part two, “Writers and Readers: Mapping Textual Space,” includes essays that emphasize a dynamic engagement with literary texts at the level of writerly and readerly play. Notwithstanding their differing approaches—digital, archival, historical, iterative, critical, creative, reflective—the essays gathered here articulate new ways of seeing, investigating, and apprehending literature and culture. We look forward to seeing the volume through the publication process and to sharing the collection with all CWRC colleagues and the wider audience of scholars and readers interested in the intersecting sphere of digital practice and literary study.

Ruth Panofsky and Kathleen Kellett, Editors

Place and Space: Cultural Mapping and the Digital Sphere