I haven’t really found a good place in any of the groups I’m a member of to post this query so I’ll post it here. I teach at a regional state university and while I get to teach in my “area” my area really is a generalist. General Education courses are a large part of […]
Do you have any favorite (digital) collections of SCW-related materials? Searching for public domain images for the header & group avatar, I was trying to think of good places to search. The V&A had a number of posters, but weren’t easy to download for image use. (Suggestions about our cover/group image, send them my way.) […]
April 13th would have been Seamus Heaney’s 78th birthday. I wonder if any Humanities Commons users have scholarship or teaching materials on Heaney that they’d like to share in the repository for others to use?
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I look to the ways material text studies might be prompted by, and improve upon, thinking in new materialism. The result is that paper could be read for how histories and narratives seep into the paper record and require accounts of agentic materiality lest they be lost or muted. In what follows, I use stories about rag paper as points of departure for thinking about the material turn in both contemporary theoretical discourse and book history together. Both, I think, attempt to understand the meanings and effects of material actors. Taken together, however, they can provide greater insight into the meanings of texts as objects, and a more complete sense of what is in our archives. Finally, I argue that book history’s disciplinary habits of moving between a text’s material presence, or bibliographic code, and its linguistic code, might provide a model for literary critics pondering current theoretical work in new materialism and the agency of things.
Hi! Welcome to the Academic Job Market Support Network. We host information and resources relating to job searches. Right now our main purpose is to share sample job materials, which are available on the ‘files’ page. We have chosen to use ‘files’ rather than CORE because these are unofficial documents, not published (or publishable, or […]
Also here in the UK, the University of Warwick has an archive on the Spanish Civil War from papers of the Trades Union Congress. They are all digitised which is quite amazing. My favourite items are in Spanish Situation: Pamphlets, leaflets etc. Attached is cover of pamphlet by the Labour Party, one that we also […]
I’m working at the Marx Memorial Library in London. The library is home to the Spanish Collection, which is an archive of more than 7000 items, initially gathered by British International Brigaders and their families. We have just completed cataloguing the collection thanks to a grant from the National Archives (link below). Only very few […]
In the wake of the widespread uptake of and debate surrounding the work of Karen Barad, this article revisits her core conceptual contributions. We offer descriptions, elaborations, problematizations and provocations for those intrigued by or invested in this body of work. We examine Barad’s use of quantum physics, which underpins her conception of the material world. We discuss the political strengths of this position but also note tensions associated with applying quantum physics to phenomena at macro-scales. We identify both frictions and unacknowledged affinities with science and technology studies in Barad’s critique of reflexivity and her concept of diffraction. We flesh out Barad’s overarching position of ‘agential realism’, which contains a revised understanding of scientific apparatuses. Building upon these discussions, we argue that inherent in agential realism is both an ethics of inclusion and an ethics of exclusion. Existing research has, however, frequently emphasized entanglement and inclusion to the detriment of foreclosure and exclusion. Nonetheless, we contend that it is in the potential for an ethics of exclusion that Barad’s work could be of greatest utility within science and technology studies and beyond.
This document is a brief initial guide to conducting research in music theory. It highlights significant reference sources and databases, lists some major journals and other resources in the field, and suggests some ways of beginning to look for information on a topic. Initially compiled in 2014 at Harvard; revised w/Gettysburg College librarian Mallory Jallas, 2019.