Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Quick Reply to Marche: On the Digital Humanities

I do the most traditional of humanities work, transcribe texts for the purpose of editing them, and yet I find that digital humanities is less interesting as an idea about algorithmic criticism than about the very matter that Borges’s “Pierre … Continue reading

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The Letter of Recommendation: Resisting Anonymity

Early October seems to be the time for letters of recommendation. Students begin to apply for spring-semester opportunities like study abroad or internships. Some ambitious seniors begin to contact me about applications to graduate school that will be due in … Continue reading

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