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YoU Featured in Inside Higher Ed

On June 21st, Lee Skallerup Bessette covered Year of Ulysses (YoU) in Inside Higher Ed. At the end of her YoU piece, she writes:

“I’m writing about this project here, not just because it involves EMiC (which I am a part of), but also because I think it is important that this initiative be promoted as widely as possible. This, to me, is one of the biggest potential benefits (for lack of a better word) of digital humanities: the potential to bring the academics and the general public together is a collaborative way. While I was at Congress, I continually heard about how humanists need to engage more with the public, but was then dismayed by the relative media silence about YoU. Maybe because it’s the summer, when we all scatter to the wind, maybe it’s because it’s being done in Canada, thus off the larger higher education (or even mainstream media radar). Either way, I know that I will finally attempt Ulysses and participate in this absolutely fascinating experiment and experience.”

Read the entire piece, which also features Stephen Ross’s commentary on the YoU initiative.

Jentery Sayers

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

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