Author Archives: julie.morrissy

An Epilogue of Sorts

Our work on the JOH social edition thus far has opened my mind to the various ways a text is impacted through digitisation. Like Sasha, I felt disconnected from A Study in Temptations because of the limited nature of my interaction with … Continue reading

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Blurring the lines: the amateur vs. The Expert

Sasha’s post makes some great points about the ways in which the internet can serve to democratise art and culture. In his book The Cult of the Amateur: how blogs, MySpace, YouTube, and the rest of today’s user-generated media are … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized, Week 8: Editing and Remixing | 3 Comments

Unrequired Writing

In reading Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s chapter on authorship from her book “Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy”, I was particularly interested in her observation that “[scholars] cling to a profound individualism in thinking about scholarly activity.” It … Continue reading

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Hidden Narrative: The Text behind the Text

In her most-recent blog post, Margaret explores the impact of coding and hypertext on our understanding of text and language. Her experience is very similar to my own, in that I had extremely limited knowledge of HTML, or any kind of … Continue reading

Posted in social media, Week 4: Text, Wikisource, Wikimedia, WWW | 2 Comments

Julie’s Response to “Toward Modeling the Social Edition: An Approach to Understanding the Electronic Scholarly Edition in the Context of New and Emerging Social Media”

In the above article Ray Siemens explores the tensions between the traditional scholarly edition and the social edition, particularly highlighting changes in the role of the editor, and the expansive nature of the social edition. In terms of engaging with … Continue reading

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