Category Archives: Week 10: Second reflection on the Social Edition and Wikisource

Is “doneness” a thing?

As our project with JOH has been coming to a close, our blog posts have touched on the topic of “doneness” and “completeness.” For the most part, this feeling of completeness seems to missing because these social editions are constantly … Continue reading

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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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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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(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Like some of my classmates, I have had a number of serious questions about the arbitrariness of our Wikisource annotations. Based on the lack of definitive guidelines that Wikisource offers to contributors, it is pretty safe to suggest there’s a … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of Completion in the Digital Edition

I “finished” my Wikisource annotations about 10 days ago. As I was writing the “last” annotation, I remember thinking two things: 1) Wow that was way more work than I initially realized. 2) My sense of completion on this project … Continue reading

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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

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