Lectures on Digital Humanities

The second lecture

Digital literary studies: old questions – new possibilities

Dr. Maciej Maryl
27 October 2017, 12 noon
Instytut Informacji Naukowej i Bibliotekoznawstwa UWr, pl. Uniwersytecki 9/13
Room 104

The paper will deal with the problems of the use of digital tools by humanists. The digital form of a text and the tools used for processing it change the way humanists work and compel us to address classical literary-studies questions concerning the text, canon, style, historical literary process, authorship etc. from a new perspective. I intend to discuss research into literary corpora and bibliographic data as well as some issues associated with digital editing. I will also examine some changes in the process of research, i.e. replacing individual research with research conducted by groups within literary laboratories.

Dr. Maciej Maryl is an associate professor and the vice head for general matters at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences as well as the head of the Digital Humanities Centre at the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is a literary scholar, a sociologist and a translator. He is involved in the activities of the DARIAH, DARIAH-PL and OPERAS consortia. He collaborates with the CLARIN-PL consortium in creating research tools for literary scholars. He is a member of the editorial boards of Teksty Drugie (Second Texts: Literary Theory, Criticism, and Interpretation) and OpenMethods. He receives scholarships from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Foundation for Polish Science and the Polish-US Fulbright Commission. In 2013 he was awarded his doctoral degree for a thesis devoted to literary life on the Internet. He is interested in literary communication, new media, multimedia literary production, electronic editing, Digital Humanities and the links between technologies and culture. For more information and publications see: http://maryl.org/



Past lectures

© Copyright 2018 by Pracownia Humanistyki Cyfrowej UWr - All Rights Reserved

Develop a free web page with Mobirise