Monday, February 26, 2007
Textual Revisions as a key to understanding
A wonderful piece on NPR yesterday discusses reading redacted manuscripts as a way to understanding texts in an interview with Willard Spiegelmann, English Professor at SMU. Elizabeth Bishop's poem "One Art," for example, went through 15 drafts beginning not as a vilanelle (which is how it ended) but as notes on loosing things, titled "The Art of Loosing Things." The genesis of the poem, articulating the personal loss of a lover, is what later drafts return to. What we see is the history of a work, its creative process, and perhaps even embryonic genius at work.
"Use of Social Media" by Deirdre Good in Theologians & Philosophers using Social Media: Advice, Tips, and Testimonials ed. Thomas J. Oord (2017)
There is a new review of this book here. Use of Social Media by Deirdre Good Social media has changed our world. In terms of scholarship a...