Author Archives: laura.chapnick

Hobbes and her Self-Concious Reflections

While reading The Tales of John Oliver Hobbes and in particular Some Emotions and a Moral I was astounded by Hobbes’ wit. Her writing is both humorous and layered with meaning. For this reason, Hobbes’ book was ideal to annotate; … Continue reading

Posted in Week 10: Second reflection on the Social Edition and Wikisource | 2 Comments

When editing is all about the reader

Similar, to Olivia, this week’s discussion topic got me thinking about how editing The Tales of John Oliver Hobbes on wikisource has shifted our focus from the text to the reader. Applying Shillingsburg’s article on authority and editing to our … Continue reading

Posted in Week 8: Editing and Remixing | 3 Comments

Can we focus on the words?

Similar to Olivia I found Sven Birkert’s reflections on reading and the digital to be flawed. One passage that I was drawn to in particular details the ways in which a novel affects the reader’s everyday life: “While I am … Continue reading

Posted in Week 5: What does 'the digital' do to 'the text'? | 3 Comments

Wikisource, libraires, and the works within them

I agree with many of the points that have been made about Wikisource and the possibilities associated with hypertexts and the digital libraries that contain these works. As McGann points out, hypertext allows scholars to make connections between texts, images, … Continue reading

Posted in Week 3: Wikisource vs the Library | 4 Comments

The Limits of a Social Edition

While reading “Toward Modeling the Social Edition: An Approach to Understanding the Electronic Scholarly Edition in the Context of New and Emerging Social Media” I was primarily interested in how social editions facilitate a new kind of reading and change … Continue reading

Posted in Week 2: Initial reflection on the Social Edition | 2 Comments