Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 747. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2020-04-09 16:58:50+00:00 From: Jim Rovira
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.744: on using academia.edu Tim - I apologize for not noticing a difference between the phrase "drains humanness" and "dehumanizes," but I still fail to see how the academia site can "drain humanness" from something that was never humanized to begin with. Gabriel - My point was not at all that Shakespeare didn't think of his future readers. Many authors do. Many poets do -- that's a kind of trope in poetry. My point is only that they know nothing about them. I'm unsure where we disagree about the Academia site, though. I wouldn't deny that other sites or models are better, but I would deny that they're mutually exclusive. I would say the word "papers" is indeed appropriate for his sonnets, which were circulated among a small readership -- that has now been immensely dwarfed by their current readership. Francois's point about literary coteries is very good. And what I described fits that model. The Academia site creates kinds of virtual coteries, I suppose, and people who meet at conferences are another kind of coterie. But an author's future readers are always outside of the coterie model, and for authors who sell well, even most of their current readers are outside the coterie. Jim R _______________________________________________ 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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