Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 635. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2020-02-26 08:13:50+00:00 From: Federico Pianzola
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.629: pubs: counter-narrative to AI; designed exclusion of the humanities Dear Jennifer, As author of one of the papers in the PLOS ONE collection and as a researcher with an education in the humanities (PhD in Italian Literature), I agree with the first part of your statement but disagree with the second one. Yes, PLOS ONE policy marginalizes humanities perspectives but it doesn't mean that disciplinary barriers were not overcome. If you had the time to read our article you will notice how important close reading was for us to understand online publishing on Wattpad. It's not the kind of close reading aimed at uncovering the hidden meanings and the aesthetic value of fictional works (as we also replied to reviewer 3; peer-review history available on the website) but aiming only at that would be precisely another way of restricting oneself within attested practices and disciplinary boundaries. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226708 Best regards, Federico Pianzola University of Milan-Bicocca On Wed, 26 Feb 2020 at 16:18, Humanist wrote: > Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 629. > Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London > Hosted by King's Digital Lab > www.dhhumanist.org > Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org > [...] >  From: Jennifer Edmond > Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.626: pubs: the science of stories [...] > -------------------------------------------------------------------------- > Date: 2020-02-25 11:43:50+00:00 > From: Jennifer Edmond > Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.626: pubs: the science of stories > > Dear Willard, > > PLOS ONE editorial policy dictates that only papers based on new empirical > research can be accepted, for any collection, on any theme. To my mind, > this > means that an interesting idea for a themed collection was more or less > designed > to exclude or at least marginalise humanities perspectives. Given the > centrality of many humanities disciplines (which do not have a strong > empirical > tradition) to the understanding of stories, this was, at best, predestined > to be > a missed opportunity. I think the work in the collection may be of good > quality, but within somewhat narrow confines, and hardly the most we can > say > about the science of stories. To my mind, a sad example of how concrete > barriers to interdisciplinarity can limit research and skew perspectives. > > Best, > > Jennifer Edmond > Trinity College Dublin > > > > > ï»¿On 24/02/2020, 10:04, "Humanist" wrote: > > Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 626. > Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London > Hosted by King's Digital Lab > www.dhhumanist.org > Submit to: email@example.com > > > > > Date: 2020-02-23 21:27:20+00:00 > From: Willard McCarty > Subject: the science of stories > > Public Library of Science (PLOS) > PLOS ONE Collection: Science of Stories > https://collections.plos.org/science-of-stories > > Stories have the power to shape our identities and worldviews. They can > be factual or fictional, text-based or visual and can take many > formsâfrom novels and non-fiction to conspiracy theories, rumors and > disinformation. This Collection includes primary research papers that > propose innovative, data-driven approaches to understanding stories and > their impact, on such topics as the nature of narrative and narrative > thinking, methods to extract stories from datasets and datasets from > stories, the role of narrative in science communication, and the > transformative power of stories. > > [Critical commentary on this collection most welcome, at least on > Humanist. --WM] > > -- > Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), > Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College > London; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews > (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org) > -- Marie Skłodowska Curie Research Fellow, Department of Human Sciences for Education "R. Massa" University of Milano-Bicocca http://narrativeresearch.federicopianzola.me/ Senior Researcher, School of Media, Arts and Science Sogang University, Seoul Managing editor of Enthymema International journal of literary criticism, literary theory, and philosophy of literature http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/enthymema/index _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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