Getting to Know Claire M. L. Bourne

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The next Digital Pragmata panel is coming this Thursday, April 28, 2016: “Print+Web 2: Texts, Publishers, Books.” Last week you met Claire M. L. Bourne, assistant professor of English here at Virginia Commonwealth University. Would you like to learn more about what our moderator does?

¶ * ☞ ‽ ♡ ! ≫ #glyphsinthewild” from Of Pilcrows, April 2016

“‘Beloveed Plays’: A Sammelband of 1680s Quartos & Its Readers,” from The Collation, September 2015

Dramatic Pilcrows,” from The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, December 2014


Please join us this Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303). The event is free and open to the public, though we welcome you to register.

Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed or to register by phone, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events and programs coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to April 26.

Getting to Know Robert K. Nelson

 

robert nelson u of r dslThe next Digital Pragmata panel is coming April 28, 2016: “Print+Web 2: Texts, Publishers, Books.” Last week you met Robert K. Nelson, the director of the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab. Would you like to learn more about what this panelist does?

UR’s interactive historical mapping project earns national distinction,” from RVANews, April 2016.

Meet the (Digital) Historian: An Interview with Robert Nelson,” from Erstwhile: A History Blog, September 2014.

Of Monsters, Men, – and Topic Modeling,” from The New York Times, May 2011.


Please join us on April 28, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303). The event is free and open to the public, but please register.

Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed or to register by phone, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events and programs coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to April 26.

Getting to Know Gita Manaktala

Gita Manaktala photoThe next Digital Pragmata panel is coming April 28, 2016: “Print+Web 2: Texts, Publishers, Books.” Last week you met Gita Manaktala, the Editorial Director of The MIT Press. Would you like to learn more about what this panelist does?

$682,000 Mellon Grant to Help Academic Publishers Increase Workforce Diversity,” from UW Today, January 2016.

At 50, MIT Press Looks Forward,” from Publishers Weekly, August 2012

What Is the Future of Academic Publishing? An Interview with Gita Manaktala from MIT Press,” from The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 2012

 


Please join us on April 28, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303). The event is free and open to the public, but please register.

Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed or to register by phone, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events and programs coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to April 26.

Getting to Know James D. Jenkins

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The next Digital Pragmata panel is coming April 28, 2016: “Print+Web 2: Texts, Publishers, Books.” Last week you met James D. Jenkins, the publisher of Valancourt Books. Would you like to learn more about what this panelist does?

Post-Halloween Hangover Cure: 80s Horror Novels” from Acculturated, November 2016

“In Search of Lost Literature,” from Caffeine & Concrete, August 2015.

James Jenkins: Publishing Lost Gay Classics” from Lambda Literary, August 2014.

 


Please join us on April 28, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303). The event is free and open to the public, but please register.

Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed or to register by phone, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events and programs coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to April 26.

Meet Gita Manaktala

Gita Manaktala photoThe next Digital Pragmata panel is coming April 28, 2016: “Print+Web 2: Texts, Publishers, Books.” Gita Manaktala, who will speak at this event, is Editorial Director of The MIT Press, a publisher of cutting-edge scholarship in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. She oversees the acquisition and publication of 200 new book titles each year in a wide range of fields. Her own acquisitions are in the areas of information science and communication. Until 2009, she served as the press’s Marketing Director with responsibility for worldwide promotion and sales of the press’s titles. Gita helped to develop CISnet, an online collection of the Press’s computer and information science titles (now on the IEEE Explore platform), and Ebooks at the MIT Press, an online bookstore. She is an active member of the Association of American University Presses and teaches in the popular Books Boot Camp workshop offered by the Association of American Publishers’ Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division.


Please join us on April 28, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303). The event is free and open to the public, but please register.

Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed or to register by phone, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events and programs coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to April 26.

Meet Robert K. Nelson

 

robert nelson u of r dslThe next Digital Pragmata panel is coming April 28, 2016: “Print+Web 2: Texts, Publishers, Books.” Robert K. Nelson, who will speak at this event, is director of the Digital Scholarship Lab and affiliated faculty in the American Studies Program at the University of Richmond. He has authored, directed, or edited digital humanities projects including American Panorama (for which he was just named one of The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s 2016 Tech Innovators), “Mining the Dispatch,” an enhanced edition of the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, and “Redlining Richmond.” He writes and teaches on antislavery and slavery in the nineteenth-century United States.


Please join us on April 28, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303). The event is free and open to the public, but please register.

Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed or to register by phone, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events and programs coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to April 26.

Meet James D. Jenkins

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The next Digital Pragmata panel is coming April 28, 2016: “Print+Web 2: Texts, Publishers, Books.” James D. Jenkins, who will speak at this event, is the publisher of Valancourt Books, a small press based in Richmond that specializes in new editions of neglected and out-of-print classics. He holds degrees in literature from the Universities of Kansas and Chicago and a law degree from the University of Minnesota. Since its founding in 2004, Valancourt has published over 350 titles, which include scholarly annotated editions of 18th and 19th-century texts that are widely used in university courses worldwide, as well as a series of unjustly forgotten 20th-century classics of which Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post critic Michael Dirda has written, “If you’re a real reader, one who looks beyond the bestseller list and the touted books of the moment, Valancourt’s publications may be just what you’re searching for.”


Please join us on April 28, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303). The event is free and open to the public, but please register.

Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed or to register by phone, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events and programs coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to April 26.

Meet Claire M. L. Bourne

Claire M. L. Bourne

The next Digital Pragmata panel is coming April 28, 2016: “Print+Web 2: Texts, Publishers, Books.” Claire M. L. Bourne (C.V.; site; Twitter), who will moderate this event, is currently assistant professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she teaches courses on Shakespeare, early modern drama, the history of the book, and theater history.

She is completing a monograph entitled Printed As It Was Played: Typographies of Performance in Early Modern England, which connects typographic experiments in printed plays—mise-en-page, symbolic type, punctuation, illustration, among othersto theatrical innovations borne from emergent dramatic genres—the history play, the comical satire, tragicomedy, and heroic tragedy. It focuses on the difficulties and creativity of remediating performance into readable matter. The book is an extension of her dissertation, which was awarded the J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize in 2013 by the Shakespeare Association of America. She has received support for this project from the Folger Shakespeare Library (long-term fellowship, 2014-15), the Biblographical Society of America (Katharine Pantzer Fellowship in the British Book Trades, 2015-16), VCU’s Humanities Research Center (residential fellowship, Spring 2016), and the Huntington Library (Francis Bacon Foundation Fellowship [short-term], 2016-17).

Her work has been published or is forthcoming in English Literary RenaissancePapers of the Bibliographic Society of AmericaShakespeare Bulletin, Shakespeare, SHARPNews, and edited collections on Christopher Marlowe at the intersection of print and performance; Shakespeare in print after 1642; and early modern marginalia.


 

Please join us on April 28, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303). The event is free and open to the public, but please register.

Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. If special accommodations are needed or to register by phone, please call Gregory Kimbrell, events and programs coordinator, at (804) 828-0593 prior to April 26.

The Process of an Artist: Samantha Hill

One of my interests is to discover the moment when a person’s life has a direct influence on the history of a region. Therefore, my goal as an artist is to create a space where personal experiences and memories connect to a particular moment in history. By assuming the role of artist as archivist/Socio-Cultural Anthropologist, I conduct research within local archive collections and institutions to learn about regional histories.

Community engagement is also an important part of my process. Part of my research is to learn about a community through sharing experiences, collecting stories and creating portraits of project participants. I utilize this research construct multi-media installations & performances within landmark buildings and community spaces for public interaction.

My current endeavor, the Kinship Project, is an archive of 173 years of Family photography (1839 to 2012), oral history recordings, artifacts and ephemera. The Kinship Project collection contains over 3000 candid & professional family pictures (vintage photos, scrapbooks, tintypes & digital images), mostly of African Americans. I began to use this collection as source material for Social Engagement projects in October 2012. My goal for developing historic installation projects is to create an open space for sharing, contemplation and dialog among diverse groups of people about social dilemmas and utopian hopes.

Click here for Kinship Project audio.

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Great Migration sound/photo installation, 2013 Photo credit: Tony Smith

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Great Migration (Kinship Project photo installation detail), 2013 Photo credit: Tony Smith

The Future and the Past

Have you read about The Future in Four Dimensions, our upcoming panel April 20th at The Depot at 2:00 p.m.? More details plus registration.

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Would you like to see some of our past events? Here are videos from two Digital Pragmata events earlier this academic year:

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