University of Lethbridge Tenure Track job: Postcolonial or Modernism, DH welcome (Deadline April 15)

The Department of English at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) position at the Assistant Professor rank to begin 1 July 2014, subject to budgetary approval. The position is in the area of Twentieth-Century Literature with specialization in either Post-Colonial Literature or Modernism.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. at or near completion and teaching experience at the university level. The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated considerable potential for excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. New faculty members are eligible to apply for university funding in support of research and scholarly activities.

The position is open to all qualified applicants, although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Read the rest of this entry »


Visionary Cross joins GRAND-NCE

The Visionary Cross project is joining the Graphics, Animation, and New Media National Centre of Excellence (GRAND-NCE). The project is one of twelve Canadian Digital Humanities projects to join the National Centre of excellence this year as part of the Digital Humanities (DIG-HUM) Subproject. O’Donnell is one of the leads on the Digital Cultural Heritage […]

Academic Suicide

The so-called “college paper” has been a debated topic practically since its initial inception. A recent class statement brought the debate to the forefront of my mind. Professor O’Donnell stated, in a tone of bemusement, that his students tend to perform better on the blog assignments than on their actual papers. It does seem odd that a discrepancy exists between two writing exercises. However, the answer formed almost immediately within my thoughts and has expanded through the discussion of prescriptive rules versus descriptive. The reason students are so terrible at writing the “college paper” boils down to differences between prescriptive rules and descriptive rules. With that I commit myself to academic suicide by breaking the general guidelines and prescriptive rules of academic writing and adhering only to grammatical prescriptive rules and a more formal dialect to explain the phenomenon of why students are incapable of writing the traditional North American college Read the rest of this entry »


GO::DH Election results (2014 Executive)

This past week, Global Outlook::Digital Humanities held the election for its first elected executive (the founding executive was self-appointed). Interest in the election was very strong. There were twenty candidates for eight positions and, with well over 100 ballots cast, approximately 1/3 of the membership voted. Under GO::DH’s new bylaws, the Executive will has eight […]

GO::DH Election results (2014 Executive)

This past week, Global Outlook::Digital Humanities held the election for its first elected executive (the founding executive was self-appointed). Interest in the election was very strong. There were twenty candidates for eight positions and, with well over 100 ballots cast, approximately 1/3 of the membership voted. Under GO::DH’s new bylaws, the Executive will has eight […]
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