20.437 new on WWW: JEP 10.1; Hypermedia Joyce Studies 8.1

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 10:18:22 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 437.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Shana Kimball <kimballs_at_umich.edu> (96)
         Subject: JEP Volume 10.1 now online

   [2] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (49)
         Subject: Hypermedia Joyce Studies 8.1

         Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 10:11:59 +0000
         From: Shana Kimball <kimballs_at_umich.edu>
         Subject: JEP Volume 10.1 now online

Editor's Note: Adjusting Our Sails
--by Judith Axler Turner

=93You can't control the wind, but you can adjust=20
your sails,=94 a salty proverb tells us. In the=20
world of electronic publishing, we=92ve been=20
frantically adjusting our sails for several years=20
now, and still the winds keep pushing us off in unexpected directions.

This issue of JEP looks at some of those winds,=20
and is replete with suggestions for how to set=20
our sails to accommodate to them.

Joseph Esposito writes about sail adjustment for=20
universities and university presses. His thesis=20
is that the new media makes it possible for every=20
institution to have its own university press, and=20
suggests in=20
Wisdom of Oz: The Role of the University Press in=20
Scholarly Communications that those university=20
presses should have the same status as any=20
academic department. That is, the press should be=20
as much of a profit center as, say, the=20
mathematics department, with as much involvement=20
in academic decisions, as much focus on quality,=20
and as much support. In essence, the university=20
press should not be a boat on its own bottom.

Elsa Kramer explores the way barriers to protect=20
intellectual property sometimes become barriers=20
to accommodation. In=20
Rights Management: Pitfalls and Possibilities for=20
People with Disabilities, she cautions that the=20
same digital rights management that has allowed=20
publishers to expand their offerings in various=20
media has made that information less available to=20
disabled readers. Publishers need to avoid being=20
backwinded by =93protecting=94 their intellectual=20
property to the extent that it grounds them. This=20
paper was refereed by The Journal of Electronic Publishing's peer reviewers.

Shawn Martin adds sheets to the sails in=20
Scholarship and Cyberinfrastructure in the=20
Humanities: Lessons from the Text Creation=20
Partnership to get greater control of texts that=20
are available electronically only in images (such=20
as handwritten texts). The Text Creation=20
Partnership, he writes, offers the possibility of=20
profit for publishers with long-term lower costs=20
for libraries, and creates a community of the scholars who use it.

David Solomon is another returning author. David=20
is the editor of a sister e-journal, Medical=20
Education Online. In=20
Role of Peer Review for Scholarly Journals in the=20
Information Age, he writes about how he and other=20
editors are exploring new tacks for peer. He=20
evaluates what works and what is still to be=20
proven, thanks to the electronic wind in our sails.

Roumen Vragov and Ilan Levine offer present an=20
open peer-review system in=20
and Revamping the Double-blind Peer Review=20
Process. Their system might avoid the lack of=20
interest noted by the journal Nature in its=20
experiment with open peer review: hardly=20
anyone=97author or reviewer=97took advantage of it.=20
Vragov and Levine=92s alternative could make open=20
peer reviewing a breeze: pay reviewers. This=20
paper was refereed by The Journal of Electronic Publishing's peer reviewers.

Everett Wiggins crafted=20
first book review, on Books in the Digital Age by=20
John Thompson. Thompson says that university=20
presses can be economic lazyjacks, safety nets=20
that can enhance a university=92s bottom line if=20
they start publishing upper-level texts. That=20
sail adjustment (also=97forgive me!=97=93sale=94=20
adjustment) was Thompson=92s conclusion after=20
studying 16 university presses in England and the=20
United States. Wiggins thinks Thompson=92s=20
suggestion makes a lot of sense, even though his=20
presentation leaves something to be desired.

Kate Wittenberg is back on the pages of JEP with=20
of Content and the Future of Research, Learning,=20
and Publishing in the Digital Environment.=20
Students today, she notes, enter our=20
institutions, receive their degrees, and move=20
into academe having known the Internet all their=20
scholarly lives. What does it mean that they have=20
not just electronic searching, but collaboration=20
made possible by options like Facebook, MySpace,=20
and wikis? These have the power to change the way=20
people learn, thus must change the way people=20
teach, and finally will influence the way people=20
do research. This is a gale, she writes, a perfect storm.


         Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 10:15:10 +0000
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Hypermedia Joyce Studies 8.1

Announcing the release of the latest issue of Hypermedia Joyce
Studies, under the new editorship of David Vichnar.

HJS volume 8 issue 1
Editorial Notes

I. "Hypertituitary joysis": Entropy and Technicity

Semiotic Machines: Joyce & Pynchon
Louis Armand

Reading Joyce Reading Duchamp
Ian Hays

The Call of TelePhonics: Reading, Technology, and Literature_at_yes-yes.edu
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren

Q.R.N, I.C.Q: Joyce, Radio Athone and the 3-Valve set
Jane Lewty

Entropy under Erasure: Ulysses and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Steve Pinkerton

II. "Nightletter": Intertext, Punctuations, Synaesthesia

Virtual Nudes Descending a Staircase:Giacomo Joyce and Strindberg's
Le plaidoyer d'un fou
William Sayers

The Influence of Nora's Writing Style on Joyce's Construction of
Molly's Monologue
Elisabetta Cecconi

Looking for Evidence of Synesthesia in A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man
Celia Munisteri

The next issue of HJS, which is due online in July, will focus upon
the theme of the 3rd Prague James Joyce Colloquium (see bellow), to
be held in May: "Literary Technologies, Archives and Authorisation."
Essays dealing with any of the above themes will be particularly
welcome. However, as has become a tradition at HJS (and as is
represented by the "Nightletter" part of this issue), essays
representing any critical approach (feminism, cultural studies,
postcolonial studies, pop culture, poststructuralism, media and
technology, historicism, formalism, textual criticism, etc.) to any
of Joyce's works are also welcome.

    Programme in InterCultural Studies
    Philosophy Faculty, Charles University, Prague

Dr Willard McCarty | Reader in Humanities Computing | Centre for
Computing in the Humanities | King's College London |
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