Monthly Archives: February 2008

Sandy + 30boxes

Remember Sandy, the nifty e-mail personal assistant from Values of N? (Not just e-mail, of course: You can also send commands to Sandy via Twitter.) If you’ve been holding off on giving the service a try because you already have … Continue reading

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All hail Google Video

Look at this: The 1937 version of King Solomon’s Mines, with Paul Robeson as Umbopa! Streaming right to your desktop . . .

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New Bookslut Column: Against Dream Interpretation

My column at Bookslut this month has a slightly misleading title: I’m not really against dream interpretation in psychoanalysis, but I do think it is widely misunderstood.  As far as I can tell, the point of interpreting dreams is not … Continue reading

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Online Timeline Builders

Interactive timelines can be a handy reference for students (or faculty! or researchers!) in almost any course.  Their relevance for the humanities and social sciences almost goes without saying, but one could easily imagine an interesting timeline about human development, … Continue reading

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When technology meets departmental tradition

As I’ve mentioned before, this semester I’m teaching a shiny new class in, more or less, humanities computing–“digital literary studies.”  Back when the course was scheduled, I asked to teach in a smart room–not just a room with a multimedia … Continue reading

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Online Victorian stuff

The former Romanticism on the Net (RoN) has expanded its scope, and is now RaVoN (Romanticism & Victorianism on the Net). The inaugural re-branded issue, guest edited by Jerome McGann, is now online here: http://www.ravon.umontreal.ca/ And a graduate student at … Continue reading

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