Digital humanities

Interview: Francesca Coppa, “The Fanfiction Reader: Folk Tales for the Digital Age”

by Kathryn Beaton August 29, 2017

Our author Francesca Coppa recently answered questions from our editorial director, Mary Francis, about her new book The Fanfiction Reader: Folk Tales for the Digital Age.    When I first got the manuscript for this book I couldn’t stop reading: some of these writers are just great storytellers.  Was it hard to choose among the fanfic you know and love? Oh, it was brutal, actually; there’s so much terrific fanfiction out there you wouldn’t believe it.  And there’s no way anyone can read all of it.  So I had to set rules very quickly. Length was a big one: these stories […]

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Michigan Publishing Announces Beta Launch of New Publishing Platform, Fulcrum

by Jonathan McGlone October 28, 2016

Note: This post was first published on the Fulcrum blog. Ann Arbor, MI — The University of Michigan Press/Michigan Publishing, in collaboration with University of Michigan Library IT, is proud to announce the initial beta launch of its Fulcrum publishing platform. In its beta phase, Fulcrum is focused on the presentation of digital source and supplemental materials that cannot be represented adequately in print form. Fulcrum allows for a richer experience and deeper understanding for the reader…

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Howard Rambsy II talks digital humanities on Left of Black

by Phillip Witteveen September 26, 2012

Howard Rambsy II, author of Black Arts Enterprise and the Production of  African American Poetry joined host Mark Anthony Neal on the season premier of Left of Black to discuss the place of black studies as the concept of “digital humanities” becomes more prevalent. Rambsy spoke about the disconnect between the progress of networked digital publishing and black studies. On the subject of improving this relationship, Rambsy commented that “one big asset has just been doing more collaboration.” He went on to say that, “we know we have this blog, we know we have this thing we do on Twitter, so what […]

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Jentery Sayers and Sheila Brennan awarded University of Michigan Press/HASTAC prize

by Shaun Manning June 14, 2012

The University of Michigan Press and HASTAC (the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advance Collaboratory) are pleased to announce the selection of Jentery Sayers and Sheila Brennan as recipients of the UM Press/HASTAC Digital Humanities Publication Prize. Each Prize carries $5,000 in subvention funds and an advance contract with the Press series DigitalHumanities@digitalculturebooks. Jentery Sayers, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Victoria, is working on a hybrid print and digital long-form transmedia work How Text Lost Its Source: Magnetic Recording Cultures. It integrates critical theories of technologies and media with knowledge of materials and historical particulars in the […]

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Q&A with Jennifer Gabrys, author of Digital Rubbish

by University of Michigan Press July 5, 2011

Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics describes the materiality of electronics from a unique perspective, examining the multiple forms of waste that electronics create as evidence of the resources, labor, and imaginaries that are bundled into these machines. By drawing on the material analysis developed by Walter Benjamin, this natural history method allows for an inquiry into electronics that focuses neither on technological progression nor on great inventors but rather considers the ways in which electronic technologies fail and decay. Ranging across studies of media and technology, as well as environments, geography, and design, Jennifer Gabrys pulls together the […]

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