Since 1991 the Valley of the Shadow Project at the University of
Virginia has experimented to see what possibilities new technologies
might present for the understanding of history. The project has
been quite successful in reaching a broad audience. But few similar
projects are emerging, and we need to reconsider many aspects of
institutional organization and priorities to foster new works of digital
Creative writing (Higher education) -- United States.
What is the publisher's role in the dissemination of translations,
and how do they encourage readers to see the contextual links between
history, politics, poetry, and translation? What dangers and advantages
does the poet as translator face? Unlike the scholar-translator,
the poet-translator is always a poet, with his own poetry at stake,
and sometimes self-taught, with only a modest knowledge of the field
entered. Will he impose his poetics on the text he is translating? Has
he mastered the foreign language and literature, or should he turn to a
translation team? Are graduate degree writing programs too dependent on
English-language texts? Should students learn to read a second language
well enough to take a translation workshop in that language? This article
was originally presented as a paper on the panel 'Poet as Translator:
Promethean Risk' at the 2003 Associated Writers Program Conference.
Communication in learning and scholarship -- Africa.
Scholarly publishing -- Africa.
Education, Higher -- Effect of technological innovations on -- Africa.
This article explores the state of the knowledge domain and the
capacity of scholarly communication on the African continent at the
beginning of the twenty-first century. It examines the challenges and
opportunities in the digital age and proposes ways of capitalizing on
the vast resources of global knowledge.
Canadian literature -- 20th century -- Periodicals.
Canadian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Literature -- Research -- Methodology.
Scholarly publishing is rarely examined as a global contributor to a
field of research. But its value as a map to the evolution of a discipline
can be inestimable. The output of journals can be the key to understanding
shifts in perspective and, in the case described in the following essay,
may ultimately provide an overview of an instance in the development of