Category Archives: The Blog

But I Can’t Cite It?

Students have a secret– something that lurks in the shadows, a spectre that haunts all of our papers. Deny it all you want, but the truth remains . . . we use Wikipedia. We don’t care. We love it. We … Continue reading

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Arbitrary Annotations

Through the process of annotating The Tales of John Oliver Hobbes (hereafter JOH), I have come to realize just how arbitrary annotations really are. Until recently, annotations have always been the helpful notes located at the bottom of a page – … Continue reading

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Too Much of One Thing…

I watched a lot of television growing up. As Lawrence Lessig points out, “the average TV is left on for 8.5 hours a day” and “the average American watches that average TV for about 4.5 hours a day” (Lessig 68). … Continue reading

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The votes are in … and … Shakespeare’s the Man!

Marge’s post nicely opens up the discussion of remixing classic novels by focusing on Clueless, a rendition of Jane Austen’s Emma and discusses the creativity and originality needed in such renditions. A lot of the best movies of our generation are remixes of classic novels and plays … Continue reading

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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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