Digital humanities

UM Press Annotates Digital Writing: Wrap Up

by Danielle Coty-Fattal April 10, 2022
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Our #DigitalWriting and #DigitalEducation event wraps this week. Our conversations have explored topics ranging from multimodal translation to digital writing workflows to composing in communities beyond the printed page.                   Though the event is ending, our ever-expanding digital margins still have space for your contributions to the conversations. Consider these ideas for adding your own annotations to the topics of the past three weeks: Reflections on how you work with multiple languages and modalities in your own field in Sites of Translation: What Multilinguals Can Teach Us About Digital Writing and Rhetoric […]

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UM Press Annotates Digital Writing and Education: Beyond the Makerspace

by Kristen Twardowski April 3, 2022
Cover of Beyond the Makerspace

Welcome to the third week of #DigitalWriting and #DigitalEducation with UM Press Annotates. We’ve reflected on the multilingual translation in Laura Gonzales’ Sites of Translation: What Multilinguals Can Teach Us about Digital Writing and Rhetoric (University of Michigan Press, 2018) and how we use technology to help us move from idea to text in Tim Lockridge and Derek Van Ittersum’s Writing Workflows: Beyond Word Processing (University of Michigan Press, 2020). Ann Shivers-McNair’s Beyond the Makerspace: Making and Relational Rhetorics (University of Michigan Press, 2021) extends the conversation to a new kind of composing–one that builds community and physical objects simultaneously. With […]

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UM Press Annotates COVID 3.0: Red Chamber, Dream World

by Kristen Twardowski January 30, 2022

Welcome to week two of UM Press Annotates. For the first month, we’re exploring the theme of COVID 3.0. Last week, we invited readers to share the digital margins of Scott L. Greer, Elizabeth J. King, Andre Peralta, and Elize Massard da Fonseca’s edited collection, Coronavirus Politics (University of Michigan Press, 2021). This week, we ask readers to join us in scholarly conversation around Jing Sun’s Red Chamber, Dream World: Actors, Audience, and Agendas in Chinese Foreign Policy and Beyond (University of Michigan Press, 2021). Sun’s interdisciplinary work traces the global impact of the Chinese Dream. UM Press Annotates will […]

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Read and Annotate with UM Press

by Kristen Twardowski January 23, 2022
A blue banner featuring the words "UM Press Annotates: A Social Project". There is a cartoon version of a long-haired seated figure in front of a laptop.

                      The University of Michigan Press is launching a new social annotation project: UM Press Annotates. With UM Press Annotates, we are inviting readers to share their digital marginalia to engage in new scholarly conversations. Our ebook platform Fulcrum uses Hypothesis, a tool for social annotation across the web, to allow readers to write public and private annotations on our more than 250 open-access titles. With our Fund-To-Mission initiative, the number of open-access titles grows each season. This winter, we hope you’ll join us in a series of scholarly annotation […]

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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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