Monday, 29 December
724. E-Criticism: New Critical Methods and Modalities
9:00–10:15 p.m., Continental 1–2, Hilton
Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Information Technology
1. “Civil War Washington: Studies in Transformation (http://cdrh.unl.edu/civilwardc),” Stacey Berry, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln; Elizabeth Lorang, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln
2. “The Poetries of Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven: A Digital Genetic Edition in the Versioning Machine,” Tanya Clement, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
3. “Literary Macroanalysis: Methods and Practice,” Matthew Jockers, Stanford Univ.
4. “Is There a Kindle in This Class? How Convergence Devices May Change Our Understanding of Reading and Our Practices of Teaching (http://higheredkindle.blogspot.com/),” Kathleen Margaret Lant, California State Univ., East Bay
5. “Changing the Face of the Scholarly Essay: Collex (http://nines.org/exhibits),” Laura C. Mandell, Miami Univ., Oxford
6. “When Authors Won’t Die: Reasserting Authorial Interpretation through Online Forums (http://web.me.com/thesophie/Site/2008MLA_CONVENTION.html),” Jessica R. Matthews, George Mason Univ.
7. “Visualizing the ‘Advice to the Ladies of London’: A Digital Humanities Approach to Early Modern Gender (http://www.uweb.ucsb.edu/~jcmurphy/advice/index.html),” Jessica C. Murphy, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
8. “From E-Crit to Critical Media: Literary Criticism Meets Physical Computing,” Marcel O’Gorman, Univ. of Waterloo
Attendees will learn to use new computer models, paradigms, and tools for literary criticism. Presenters will provide concurrent demonstrations of their digital work, creating opportunities for discussion.