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Interfacing Modernism

My name is Daniel Carter, and I’m a PhD student in Information Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. I’m currently working with Dr. Tanya Clement on the Modernist Versions Project and wanted to write a quick introduction to the work we’re doing for the MVP.

My role in the MVP is currently to think about the design of tools used for collation and of the interfaces that are used to display versioned texts. My background is in Modernist literature (MA from The Ohio State University) and web development and design—so this is work that’s more than a little in line with my interests.

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Laura Hensch to Moderate Seventh YoU Twitter Chat

On Friday, October 26th at 1 pm EDT / 10 am PDT, Laura Hensch will moderate the MVP’s seventh YoU Twitter chat, focusing specifically on “Scylla & Charybdis.” The hashtag for the Twitter chat is #yearofulysses.

Laura Hensch received her Bachelor’s degree from Harvard, where she wrote her junior and senior papers on Finnegans Wake. In May 2012, she completed her Master’s degree at the University of Tulsa with a final annotated bibliography project on minor Joyce biographies, Joyce’s Jesuit curriculum, and Joyce’s pre-Trieste personal reading. At the 2011 International James Joyce Symposium, Laura presented “Tesseracts and Proteiform Polyhedrons: James Joyce’s Multi-dimensional Symmetry.”

email: laurahensch@gmail.com | twitter: @plurabelle

Talk: Matt Huculak on Textual Performance in Ulysses

The MVP is proud to announce that—at the University of Victoria (UVic) on October 4th—one of its co-directors, Matthew Huculak, is giving a talk titled, “‘Textual Performance’ in Ulysses: Versioning Print Processes.” The talk is sponsored by the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) at UVic. Thanks to Aaron Mauro for organizing it. Here’s the event poster, and details are after the jump.

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Inaugural MVP Summit

On June 25 and 26 the MVP Board of Directors met at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Vancouver campus to hammer out details of the project’s next phase. The meetings were incredibly productive, and produced an exciting list of activities to be pursued in the coming months. The board renewed its commitment to collaborative, experimental and prototyping efforts, as well as to making available modernist materials in various stages of versioning so that others can begin accessing the data for their own purposes as soon as possible. In that vein, we also discussed how best to continue our partnerships with NINES, EMiC, MJP, Islandora / DiscoveryGarden, the ETCL, and Fairleigh Dickinson University—even as we pursue other partnerships that will increase the accessibility of materials and the user base of our tools and workflows as they come online. We also articulated a plan for training graduate students in the fields of digital humanities and modernist studies.

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YoU Project Launch: Photos

Twas the eve before Bloomsday . . . speeches were short, Guinness abundant, and Joyce fans eager to chat at the MVP launch. Guests were able to check out the new website, discuss Joyce with Robert Amos and David Peacock, and admire the beautiful Joyce-inspired decorations at Peacock Billiards in Victoria, B.C. MVP Director Stephen Ross briefly introduced the new website and the Year of Ulysses project. He also announced the winners of the YoU Photo Competition. In short, a blooming grand time had by all.

Huge thank you to Michael Stevens for his excellent photography skills!

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