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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.

The Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory at the University of Victoria invites you to attend the first meeting of the 2012-13 Brown Bag Speaker Series. This is a series of informal lunchtime seminars for faculty and graduate students in the Faculty of Humanities and across the university to discuss issues in digital literacy, digital humanities, and the changing face of research, scholarship, and teaching in our increasingly digital world. For an hour once per month, we meet to hear from an invited speaker, share ideas, and build knowledge.

On Thursday, 4 October, from 12 until 1 p.m., Matthew Huculak (Postdoctoral Fellow at the Maker Lab in the Humanities and Co-Director of the Modernist Versions Project at the University of Victoria) will be presenting a talk entitled, “‘Textual Performance’” in Ulysses: Versioning Print Processes.” Please share this announcement with anyone who might be interested in attending.

“‘Textual Performance’” in Ulysses: Versioning Print Processes”
Dr. Matthew Huculak, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Maker Lab in the Humanities and Co-Director of the Modernist Versions Project at the University of Victoria
Thursday, October 4th—12 – 1 p.m.
108 Engineering Comp Science Building (ESC)

Abstract: In the inaugural issue of The Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative, Tanya Clement argues that a “text ‘in performance’ comprises multiple versions in manuscript and print, various notes and letters and comments of contemporaries or current readers” as well as a “collaborative audience” that constructs the social meaning of the work (2). In this talk, Matt Huculak will present his new project (under development with the MVP) “Ulysses Versioned,” a collaboratively built series of TEI-encoded editions of Joyce’s novel ranging from its first publications in magazines to later pirated editions in the United States. Ulysses continues to be performed as social text in pubs and classrooms, and Huculak will discuss the challenges of encoding such a popular work that has appeared in over 50 English-language editions alone. He also hopes to draw upon the collective wisdom of the UVic community as he undertakes this two-year project.

Bio: Matt Huculak received his PhD in English Language & Literature at the University of Tulsa in 2009. He is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Maker Lab in the Humanities and Co-Director of the Modernist Versions Project at the University of Victoria. He served as Project Manager for the Modernist Journals Project for four years, and a Postdoctoral Fellow with Editing Modernism in Canada. He is interested in developing tools for collaborative editing in online environments. Please see his homepage (matthuculak.com) or follow him on Twitter (@jmhuculak).

Bring your lunch and join us to discuss digital technologies and research in our community!

Jentery Sayers

Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and Literary Studies | English | U. of Victoria

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