Summer School Enthusiasm in Florence

This summer, I had the wonderful privilege of taking part in the CENDARI Summer School in Florence, where experts in digital humanities, medieval and modern history worked with graduate and post-graduate students with the aim of addressing common research needs which can be met by using digital technologies and methods. CENDARI (Collaborative European Digital Archive … Continue reading

Mad Men, Mad Marketing Move

As mentioned in a previous post, the effects of having a story expanded through different media products can harm the story in itself, if its creators are not careful to defend and to protect its main meanings, purpose and aesthetics. A poignant article written by Ian Crouch for The New Yorker last week signals the … Continue reading

Imagining ‘The Great Gatsby’ through Promotional Work

One of the most anticipated film adaptations in the last years has fanned the audience through several postponements of its theatre release spiced up by a bit-by-bit feeding of the public’s expectations: a slow release of production photos, an explosive trailer, circulating book quotes resurfacing the overwhelmingly positive reader response to Fitzgerald’s novel and, rather … Continue reading

The Tempest Across Media

One of the assumptions of the new narratology which circumscribes the different ways that can be used in telling a story (multimodal, meaning through various modes such as words, sounds, gestures, images, or intermedial, using a papyrus, a piece of paper, a digital document or audio recordings) is that the narratives are affected by the channel … Continue reading

Romanians’ Reading Habits Survey Shows Large Interest in E-book Readers

In October 2012, online research platform iVox conducted a survey in order to establish Romanians’ reading habits; 7677 voluntary respondents, representatives of the Internet users’ sociodemographic structure, were asked details about their reading and book preferences and some of the findings address the problem of affordability mentioned in my previous post. The survey’s main objective … Continue reading

The Selective Shakespeare Editions on iPad Apps

The continuous technological improvement of computer softwares and operating systems has challenged humanities domains to keep up and reinvent themselves as well. Authors and readers alike have benefited tremendously from the new preservation and dissemination tools and publishing houses have fully embraced the possibility of delivering their works through appealing gadgets and websites. If we … Continue reading