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Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sun, 20 Jun 1999 13:48:16 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 69.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel@mcmaster.ca> (16)
Subject: Willard Dunking

[2] From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu> (5)
Subject: ACH/ALLC: what actually happened

[3] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (32)
Subject: Brazilian literature

[4] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (32)
Subject: EMLS

[5] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (21)
Subject: Oxford Study: Paper on Digitization

Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 15:27:57 -0400
From: Geoffrey Rockwell <grockwel@mcmaster.ca>
Subject: Willard Dunking

Dear Humanists,

McMaster has a long tradition of instructional technology innovation and we
have just prototyped a new form of student feedback - Online Professor
Dunking. To test this technology and to celebrate the editor of Humanist we
are making a version available on the WWW for your amusement. With the
permission of Willard McCarty I encourage you to try it out at:


A version with me as the dunkee that has been assessed carefully as part of
a Introduction to Humanities Computing course is also available at:


As is often the case, the concept and coding for this project came from one
of our brilliant English students, Ben Law, who has since gone on to better


Geoffrey Rockwell

Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 15:48:49 -0400
From: John Unsworth <jmu2m@virginia.edu>
Subject: ACH/ALLC: what actually happened

The dust is still settling, but preliminary indications of a good time had
by all can be found at:



Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 12:54:30 -0500 (EST)
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Brazilian literature

>> From: GLORIA CELESTE B BRITO <a9627307@cce.ufsc.br>


We would grateful if this information could be posted to the list and=20
forwarded to other researchers.=20


Gloria Celeste e Raquel Wandelli


Lovers of the Portuguese language and Brazilian literature have now free access through the Internet to a dedicated site named "Literature on Electronic Medium".

The chief works of the most important Brazilian authors now on public domain - thus dead for more than 50 years - can be found on this site. These include works belonging to the various literary movements, such as the Baroque period, Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism, all the way to the beginnings of the Modernist period. They are available on line for reading or printing and include selected editions of the famous "Sermons", by Padre Antonio Vieira; "Caramuru", the epic poem by Santa Rita Dur=E3o; and "Capitu" and "Quincas Borba", by Machado de Assis, the internationally renowned writer who is often compared to Laurence Sterne and other British authors.=20 =20 In this same page there are also links to reviews written at the time of publishing, as well as biographies, literary history, virtual libraries and similar projects in several parts of the world. The site contains pictures of the authors, images of the printed works, papers and research done by the Center for Research on Computing, Literature and Linguistics (NUPILL) of the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Florian=F3polis, Brazil.

This research group studies the relationship between the computer and textual production. Some texts are translated into English. =20 As NUPILL was created strictly for research purposes, access is entirely free: www.cce.ufsc.br/~alckmar/literature/literat.html.

--[4]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 12:59:24 -0500 (EST) From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> Subject: EMLS

>> From: Sean Lawrence <seanlawrence@writeme.com>

Early Modern Literary Studies is pleased to announce the launch of the delayed January issue, which is currently available at the journal's new site at http://www.shu.ac.uk/emls/emlshome.html and will soon also appear at the perpetual url, http://purl.oclc.org/emls/emlshome.html. The May issue will follow shortly.

We are also pleased to announce a new feature, Dialogues. Its purpose is to foster and foreground scholarly interaction, taking advantage of the internet's potential for timely interchange. In the feature, three or four scholars will be invited to address a critical issue of broad interest to scholars of early modern English literature. These papers will be posted in the journal, and the discussion will be opened to the general readership (the writers of the position papers will be encouraged to continue their participation). Comments from readers will be moderated and posted allowing readers to respond to ideas at their convenience; responses are welcomed that range from one or two sentences to short essays. Each Dialogue will be closed to further discussion when, in the editors' estimation, there has been satisfactory opportunity for the full expression of the various points-of-view of the readership. At this time, the authors of the initial papers and selected writers of significant contributions will be invited to develop their pieces into full articles, which will then be published in the refereed section of the journal as a special issue. As well, the discussion itself will be archived for easy reference.

Our first Dialogue, on the construction of histories of the early modern subject, features papers by Douglas Bruster, Jonathan Hart, and Linda Woodbridge. It is available at the Sheffield site and also at:


We hope that you will join us in discussing this topic. Participation guidelines are available at the site.

Lisa Hopkins Editor, Early Modern Literary Studies L.M.Hopkins@shu.ac.uk

--[5]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 13:54:53 -0500 (EST) From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> Subject: Oxford Study: Paper on Digitization

>> From: Stuart Lee <stuart.lee@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>

Dear All,

Re: Oxford Study - Scoping the future of Oxford's Digital Collections

You may be interested in a paper I have recently posted to the web site. It outlines some of the issues involved in digitization (methods, costs, throughput, etc.). Please note this is a working paper and will be influenced by forthcoming publications. However, for the moment, I hope it is of interest. That paper can be found at:



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