Monthly Archives: March 2008

How to read 3 Victorian novels in 2.5 hours

I can’t really promise that. (I mean, Miriam can probably do it, but not mere mortals.) But this is the exercise we did in my Digital Literary Studies class tonight: Find e-texts of two Victorian novels (we used Hard Times … Continue reading

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The thrills of Web 2.0 . . .

You can be my contact on Flickr, too — just like Barack Obama*! (Or on Twitter, or del.icio.us, or Twine.) — *Or, you know, some low-level campaign staffer . . .

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Two conversations I can’t imagine having with students, plus a bonus cold, hard fact

William J. Turkel dreams up lunchtime conversation with first-years:  If I were chatting with freshmen, say over lunch, I’d be looking for students who had heard of Eliza and the Turing test and had a well-developed sense of anachronism. That … Continue reading

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Reporting speech–2 versions of a NY Times article

This is Margaret Soltan‘s turf, but what the hell: This morning’s NY Times has a brief article by Thayer Evans about a Richard Southall’s decision to move his sports-related institute from Memphis to UNC, because of the “nonacademic image” of … Continue reading

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Another local thing: del.icio.us workshop

Local readers might be interested to know I’m giving a workshop on del.icio.us on campus next week: W Mar 26 at 1pm, in the Instructional Design and Technology Resource Center (Willard 15–the old FCC). It’s free, but there is registration. … Continue reading

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More on the New Britain schools

The Hartford Courant has an article today (thx, Tom) about a review of the New Britain school system: An independent review of the city’s schools paints a grim picture of the chronic problems the school district faces as it strives … Continue reading

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For Connecticut academic readers

I just wanted to alert any interested parties–Nels?–to Donald E. Hall’s upcoming visit to CCSU next Friday, March 28, where he will be leading 3 events: a discussion of a chapter from his work-in-progress, Reading Sexualities a workshop on “Surviving … Continue reading

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What to do?

So, I just dropped off A & E at the airport, so that they can fly off to an area she calls “the suburbs of Green Bay” in order to watch her niece, E’s cousin, be christened.  (On Easter Sunday!  … Continue reading

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The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu

Next week we’re taking on The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu in my League of Extraordinary Gentlemen class, and it is a piece of work.  On the one hand, there is a lot of action, it’s pretty suspenseful, and the atmospherics are … Continue reading

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Meet Alex

No, not that Alex, although he’s interesting, too. Alex is a new voice that ships with Leopard. (Windows/Linux users can hear him reading from Edgar Rice Burroughs here. I think that file’s recorded at a slightly faster-than-normal pace.) I’ve been … Continue reading

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