grinding ] gnashing: Juxta collation of Delany’s Blake yields insights into the novel’s uncertain conclusion

Martin R. Delany was an African American abolitionist and political activist.  His only novel, Blake, or, the Huts of America, features runaway slave Henry Blake, who travels through the American South disseminating a “secret” which implicitly foments a slave rebellion, although such is never explicitly stated.  Although Delany sought to have the novel published as […]

Work Flows and Wish Lists: Reflections on Juxta as an Editorial Tool

Work Flows and Wish Lists: Reflections on Juxta as an Editorial Tool

I have had the opportunity to use Juxta Commons for several editorial projects, and while taking a breath between a Juxta-intensive term project last semester and my Juxta-intensive MA thesis this semester, I would like to offer a few thoughts on Juxta as an editorial tool. For my term project for Jerome McGann’s American Historiography […]

Using the Critical Apparatus in Digital Scholarship

[cross-posted from the Juxta blog]      As the Juxta R&D team has worked to take the desktop version of our collation software to the web, I’ve found myself thinking a great deal about the critical apparatus and its role when working with digital (digitized?) texts. In the thumbnails above, you can see a page image from […]

on sequences, noise and Juxta.

If you mention tokens and strings to a textual scholar, do not be surprised to receive a polite reprimand in response. Most consider the vocabulary inherited from computer science undeserving of the rich realities of the texts they hold hear, and with good reason. We have already endured an uphill battle against older, more insidious forms of […]

New version of Juxta released

If you’re interested in textual studies and collation, head on over to the Juxta website to read about the release of Version 1.4. We’ve adapted the application’s import options to accommodate all forms of XML, with TEI-encoded files as the default. With these features released, the development team will now turn to the task of […]

Juxta receives Google Digital Humanities Award

Good news!  Google has offered its support to help us develop Juxta into a web application: We are thrilled to have received this competitive award, and look forward to working to optimize Juxta for the web. Here is an abstract of our application for the Google Award: With the support of a Google Digital […]

Visual representation of moves in the Cahier

Juxta and excess: The case of Aimé Césaire

(Guest post by Alex Gil – cross-posted at Juxta) I’m a PhD candidate in the English Department at the University of Virginia currently working on a digital edition of Aimé Césaire’s early works under the sponsorship of  l’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie and ITEM. Some of this work also moonlights as my rather schizoid dissertation […]

COST Action 32: Open Scholarly Communities on the Web

Launched in April of 2006, the COST (Co-operation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research) Action 32 is an initiative dedicated to creating a research infrastructure for humanities scholarship on the Web. Meant to foster international cooperation between projects and communities already pursuing digital humanities scholarship, this group facilitates collaborations among scholars and allows for healthy […]

Using Juxta in the Digital Variorum Edition of Ezra Pound’s Cantos

(Guest post by Mark Byron, University of Sydney, Australia) I am currently assembling the digital variorum edition of Ezra Pound’s Cantos with Richard Taylor. This edition aims to collate all published versions of every canto, including page proofs and setting … Continue reading

“new horizons” demo

If you’re in the Charlottesville area this week and are interested in a hands-on look at Juxta, please join us at the New Horizons in Teaching and Research conference, jointly sponsored by ITC and the University of Virginia Library. Bethany Nowviskie will be demonstrating the software and answering questions at 10 AM on Tuesday, […]