Author Archives: sydney.tyber

Editor or Author? and WHO is this elusive “reader” we talk so much about…?

Looking back at the comments on this blog, I started to see a trend: we are very focused on moving away from authorial intent and towards the post-structuralist view that a text is in fact created by its reader. The … Continue reading

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How Keen Am I on Andrew Keen? Not Very…

I have to admit my opinion of Andrew Keen was coloured before reading the first few chapters of The Cult of the Amateur. I met his less than optimistic musings in the June 2013 issue of The Atlantic, when he … Continue reading

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The Critic as Artist?

After reading the chapter on “Authorship” of Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (in which she discusses similar ideas to her talk given at the MLA 2013 Conference, seen here), I was struck by the idea that … Continue reading

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MLA 2013: Open Review and Open Scholarship (Kathleen Fitzpatrick)

In case you are new to our blog, and do not want to read Kathleen Fitzpatrick’s article that is being discussed, here is her keynote address from the 2013 MLA conference on the same topic. Enjoy! *I am unable to … Continue reading

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Symtext: Teaching and the WWW

In her post, “Is the WWW useful without a negotiation between databases?”, cstelman reflects on the ways in which the searchability of the internet is intrinsically linked to its usefulness. She posits Google as a sort of database of the … Continue reading

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Who Writes a Social Edition?

Near the beginning of their article “Toward Modeling the Social Edition”, Siemens et al. note that “historically, the scholarly edition relied on […] the expertise of a single authority or editor at its helm – something almost immediately challenged by … Continue reading

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