19.082 Romantic Circles' Poets on Poets; Partonopeus de Blois

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 07:03:47 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 82.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Matt Kirschenbaum <mkirschenbaum_at_gmail.com> (16)
         Subject: announcing Romantic Circles' Poets on Poets

   [2] From: "Penny Simons" <P.Simons_at_sheffield.ac.uk> (31)
         Subject: New Online Edition

         Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2005 06:59:18 +0100
         From: Matt Kirschenbaum <mkirschenbaum_at_gmail.com>
         Subject: announcing Romantic Circles' Poets on Poets

Romantic Circles is delighted to announce the release of Poets on
Poets, a major new audio archive edited by Tilar Mazzeo and devoted to
gathering recordings of Romantic-period poems read by contemporary
poets. The inaugural readings, just released, include Robert Pinsky
reciting Keats's "Ode to a Nightingale," as well as other recitations
you can see below. In the preface to the archive, Jerome McGann
reflects upon "Recitation Considered as a Fine Art."

New readings will be added weekly, with over 100 forthcoming recordings
by poets including Rae Armantrout, Lyn Heninian, Stephen McCaffery, Ira
Sadoff, Rachel Blau Du Plessis, Charles Bernstein, Stanley Plumly,
Molly Peacock, Cleopatra Mathis, and Rod Mengham.

We invite you to visit Poets on Poets and download the sound file into
your iPod or MP3 player. For more information about forthcoming
readings/readers or to listen to the recordings just released, visit
the Editions section of Romantic Circles or go to:

Neil Fraistat & Steve Jones

         Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2005 06:59:50 +0100
         From: "Penny Simons" <P.Simons_at_sheffield.ac.uk>
         Subject: New Online Edition

Dear Colleague

We are delighted to announce the publication of our on-line
edition of 'Partonopeus de Blois', which is now available,
without subscription, at the following address:

{ HYPERLINK "http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/partonopeus/"

'Partonopeus de Blois' was one of the most popular romances
composed in the 12th century, and played a key role in the
development of Old French narrative literature. Analysis of the
text is complicated by the fact that it exists in a number of
different versions, which are difficult to study using a
conventional printed edition. This project has produced an
electronic resource that allows researchers to read and compare
all the different versions in detail, without having to work from
the original manuscripts (held in libraries from Yale to the
Vatican) or microfilms. Flexible access to the full text of all the
manuscripts makes it much easier for scholars to explore how
and why the different versions of the poem came to be
produced. This will help us to understand more clearly the ways
in which medieval French texts were "edited", adapted and
rewritten to suit different audiences and changing circumstances.
Our on-line edition also provides searching software that will
enable scholars to carry out much more sophisticated
investigations of 'Partonopeus' than has been feasible hitherto,
opening up the possibility of new insights into its literary
technique and linguistic features as well as the development of its
manuscript tradition.

We hope that you will find the edition useful and will take
advantage of its feedback facility to let us have your comments.

Best wishes
Penny Eley, Penny Simons, Catherine Hanley, Mario Longtin,
Philip Shaw
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