Happy Friday, ProfHackers! It’s been a topsy-turvy week for many of us, especially George Williams and Ryan Cordell, who have traveled to Washington D. C. to participate in a now-cancelled NEH Digital Humanities Project Directors Meeting. Kudos to the University of Maryland and the Maryland Institute for Technology in …read more
Happy weekend, everyone! This week saw a Harvest Moon, September 18-19 and 19-20. The Harvest Moon is the name for the full moon which appears a few days before the autumnal equinox (September 22 in 2013). It is unique not only because of its proximity to the equinox, but …read more
Happy Friday the 13th!
This week’s Weekend Reading kicks off with a particular point of pride for me. On Tuesday, Converse College announced a “Tuition Reset” for Fall 2014, which will reduce tuition price by 43%. I have been proud to be a part of the Converse community …read more
Earlier this month, Anne Trubek published a piece in The American Prospect that asked readers an important question: “When It Comes to Kindles, Do You ‘Like’ or Unlink?” Her essay argues that the “Popular Highlight” feature of e-readers reconnects us to an “age old” tradition of reading that stretches …read more
This weekend’s reading is a smorgasbord of subjects that touch upon many of the things that did (and didn’t) happen this week as well as a few of their intersections with technology.
It’s no secret that ProfHackers are fond of Twitter. Ryan Cordell wrote a thorough and helpful post on “How to Start Tweeting (And Why You Might Want To.” Mark Sample has offered a pedagogical framework on teaching with Twitter as well as <a target=_blank href="http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/practical-advice-for-teaching-with-twitter/26416" …read more
Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria. I had been looking forward to the trip for months. I was enrolled in a class on TEI and Primary Sources, I knew a few colleagues and friends would …read more
Regular readers of the Chronicle are surely familiar with the ongoing discussion about the merits of graduate education both generally and in the humanities more specifically. Whatever your position on the “Go! / Don’t Go!” debate (note: two different links), one thing is clear: more information about …read more
The essay linked to here was originally published in The Heritages of William Carlos Williams: Points of Contact. Edited by Ian D. Copestake, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007. 80-100.
The images above, photographs of the dust jacket of Kora in Hell, are relevant to the contents of the article. Specifically, I discuss the significance of the center “medallion” as Williams called it. It’s a line drawing in ink of an egg cell in the process of fertilization. Images courtesy of Eric White.