- Simmer, The Labyrinth Unbound: Weblogs as Literature – "These features, I argue, characterize the weblog as a distinctive literary and creative mode, something richer and more nuanced than viewing it as simply the outcome of a specific toolset or formal structure allows for. The form’s literariness, then, is not a quality achieved by some weblogs and lacking in others." A stepping off point for Fitzpatrick, Pleasure of the Blog – (dh #en3177 en3177 identity )
- Interactive Criticism and the Embodied Digital Humanities – Hybrid Pedagogy – – (dh book_culture digital_literature digital_aesthetics )
- [toread] Is technology changing learning habit(u)s? – Social Theory Applied – – (digital_learning )
- Prune That Prose – The Chronicle Review – Another self-castigation about academic prose. Yes, good advice. Yes, a good position to take. But, as usual, the sense of academic prose is over-generalized and stereotyped. As here – "Revision requires making choices, something that academic writing allows you to avoid at all costs. Much of what makes that kind of prose so complicated is that nothing gets left out. Writing for a popular audience, in contrast, forces you to figure out what the hell you're trying to say and come right out with it."
So does writing for an academic audience when you respect that audience enough to bring your argument forward – which Hornstein finally nails when she looks at Graff and gets to writing for freshman.
- theunbook.com » Dear publishers: It’s not too late to get a clue! – A few anecdotes about publishers malingering in the pre-digital age. Inky hubris. Makes the alternative of print on demand look good. "Publisher friends, I tell you this because I am your friend; I value your contribution and I like you. I want to work with you. But this is an intervention. You need to look at writers and illustrators as partners and collaborators and treat them as such. It’s time to step up in a spirit of partnership, " – (publishing publishing2.0 freelancing books book_culture )