My classmates and I have launched our class website. Diginarrate.net is a collection of our individual works for the third year English seminar Textuality: Texts, Technotexts and Hypertexts at University College Cork. You will find a range of introductions into topics and links to individual blogs, all related and concerned with Digital Humanities. Why Diginarrate? For the new narratives and new knowledge that digitality provides.
This blog contains various literature reviews based on the eBook “A Companion to Digital Literary Studies” including those by Aimee Morrison, Alan Liu and Kenneth M. Price. To date there are four reviews available to read on this blog under the Literature Reviews tab on the toolbar. The most recent review is of the chapter entitled “Practice and Preservation – Format Issues” by Marc Bragdon, Alan Burk, Lisa Charlong and Jason Nugent which can be read here.
I have allocated a page to a local example of digitization and digital archives. At the Cork Northside Folklore Project whilst working on the Cork Memory Map is where I developed an interest in digital archiving. This page discusses the folkloric, cultural and social value of such a project.
I have given a page over to the need of digitization which can be seen here. In my opinion this is a universal need and this page only showcases one university’s attempt to digitize materials. This example highlights the necessity of accessibility to historical, cultural and social material for everyone to enjoy.
I have dedicated a page to the preservation of film in Ireland with a particular focus on the IFI Irish Film Archive. Not only is film a means of entertainment, it is important as a historical document as well as an aesthetic work and form of cultural expression. Read more here.
I have dedicated a page of this blog to a digital edition CD-Rom of the Bayeux Tapestry. This example highlights the preservation of literature, history and culture of the Bayeux Tapestry into digitality of which I am interested.
Welcome to my third year seminar blog. My study for this “Textuality” seminar concentrates on the importance of preservation for knowledge, culture and identity through digital scholarship. Key concepts for this research are knowledge, memory, preservation, accessiblity, archives and digitality.