Monthly Archives: December 2008

Dialogue with Les Harrison: Books and Digital Object

A few weeks ago, I asked a bibliographer a question about my objection to a footnote in Kenneth S. Lynn’s edition of Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1962). In an article draft, I stated—as kindly as I knew how—that Lynn had confused … Continue reading

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Can’t Find a Book? MARC, Card Catalogs, and Zotero

In preparing to respond to Les Harrison’s post, I decided that I wanted to read part of Matt Kirschenbaum’s Mechanisms, because I’d been planning to read it anyway and need an excuse to do so with dispatch. I looked it … Continue reading

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The Class Blogs: Protecting Student Privacy

At the start of the semester, I had no time to do this post properly. So I’ve finished it up as the semester winds down. I’m teaching an honors seminar, a small class of students. I’ve hoped that a blog … Continue reading

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Authorial Intention and I

Early in graduate school, I believed in authorial intention. The undergraduate students in my classes still believe in it reflexively–with a fierce loyalty to the authority of authors and a conviction that their instructor is continually adding un-needed complexities–but I’m … Continue reading

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