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English and Digital Humanities Librarian at UIUC.

Welcome to Fall 2014!

A belated welcome to new and old students and faculty alike for the Fall 2014 semester!  We hope that you are settling into the new school year, and the Literatures and Languages Library is here to help you with all of your research needs.  Our semester hours are as follows:

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.

If you can’t stop by 200 South Library in person, email one of our librarians, or explore our website with links to all of our library catalogs, electronic databases, and other valuable research resources at http://www.library.illinois.edu/llx/. 


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February 7: Worlding Realisms

Worlding Realisms is a one-day symposium hosted by the Unit of Criticism and Interpretative Theory on realist fiction, photography, film, and television. The event will be held on Friday, February 7th at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center on the UIUC campus.

The keynote will be given by Jed Esty (Penn), and many prominent scholars will participate as panelists including Ulka Anjaria (Brandeis), Ayelet Ben Yishai (Haifa), Colleen Lye (Berkeley), Sean O’Sullivan (Ohio State), Miriam  Thaggert (Iowa) and Terri Weisman (Art History).  The event will culminate with a roundtable moderated by Eleanor Courtemanche with responses from Harriet Murav (Slavic), Safiya Noble (GSLIS), François Proulx (French), and Rob Rushing (Italian/Media & Cinema Studies).

In preparation for this event, the Unit for Criticism is hosting a 2-meeting seminar on January 27 and February 3.  Readings and more information about the seminar can be found at http://criticism.english.illinois.edu/2014%20Spring%20pages/Seminar_Spring2014.html.

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Introduction to Text Encoding with TEI workshop

Spend a weekend learning about the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) markup language, an important tool for digital humanities research! Take the “Introduction to Text Encoding with TEI” workshop at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) and learn the fundamentals of using XML for research, teaching, electronic publishing, and management of digital text collections. This hands-on workshop will be taught by Julia Flanders and Syd Bauman, experts known for their work on the Women Writers Project. During the two-and-a-half day course, participants will learn how to work with XML technologies to develop digital representations of texts using the TEI standard. The workshop will take place in the GSLIS building, beginning Friday, February 21 and ending Sunday, February 23, 2014.

Schedule, Cost, and Registration
Participants will meet in the GSLIS Learning Resource Lab for an introductory session on Friday evening and two full-day sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Participation is currently limited to 30 people seated at desktop workstations. Those bringing laptops will need to install a free trial version of the Oxygen XML editor – available from http://www.oxygenxml.com – on their computer prior to attending the workshop. Participants without prior markup experience will be asked to introduce themselves to TEI and XML by reading through a short suggested reading list, provided after registration.

Per person, the cost of the workshop is

  • $30 for current UIUC students;
  • $125 for UIUC faculty, staff, and alumni;
  • $300 for non-UIUC affiliates.

You must sign up and pay in advance to attend. To reserve your spot and begin the registration process, please email tei-workshop@illinois.edu with the following information:

  • your address,
  • phone number,
  • University of Illinois ID number
    • (if you are an alumni, your year of graduation)
    • (if you aren’t affiliated with the U of I, the name of the institution with which you are affiliated); and
  • whether you will bring your own laptop, and, if so,
    • which operating system you will use.

Those interested in attending the workshop are encouraged to register early as space is limited and the course fills up quickly. A registration waitlist will be kept after capacity is exceeded. Participants cancelling their reservation on or before February 14, 2014 will receive a 50% refund of their registration fee. Following this date, no refunds will be given.

This year’s workshop is co-organized by Ashley M. Clark and Megan Senseney. If you have any questions, please contact us at: tei-workshop@illinois.edu or (217) 244-5574.

About the Text Encoding Initiative
A seminal effort in the digital humanities community, the TEI is “an international and interdisciplinary standard that helps libraries, museums, publishers, and individual scholars represent all kinds of literary and linguistic texts for online research and teaching, using an encoding scheme that is maximally expressive and minimally obsolescent.” Allen Renear, GSLIS professor and interim dean, and John Unsworth, former GSLIS dean, have long been involved with the TEI community, and use of TEI markup is growing steadily. More information on the TEI can be found at the TEI Consortium website: http://www.tei-c.org/.

About the Instructors
Julia Flanders and Syd Bauman are active participants within the TEI and the Association for Computers and the Humanities. They have led numerous workshops, teaching the TEI standard to diverse groups at all levels of technical accomplishment. Julia and Syd work on the Women Writers Project (http://www.wwp.brown.edu/), a major text encoding effort of Northeastern University’s Digital Scholarship Group. Julia is Director of the Women Writers Project, as well as Professor of the Practice of English at Northeastern University. Syd is Senior Analyst for the Women Writers Project and former North American Editor of the TEI Guidelines.

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Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2014!  The librarians and staff in the Literatures and Languages Library are ready for a new semester and year, we hope you’re refreshed and ready too.  If you’re already back on campus, here’s when you can stop by and visit:

Winter Break hours (through 1/19):
M-F: 9am-5pm

January 21: CLOSED (MLK, Jr. Day)

Spring 2014 hours (1/22 – 5/16):
M-Th: 9am-7pm
F: 9am-5pm
Sa-Sun.: 1-5pm

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Finals and Winter Break Hours

Final exams have finally arrived, but never fear, the library is here to help!  The Literatures and Languages Library will continue to be open for its usual hours during Finals, December 14-20:

Monday-Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1 – 5pm

Our Winter Break hours are as follows:

Friday, December 21: 9am – 5pm

December 22-January 1:  CLOSED
(The Main Library will be open on Dec. 27, 28, and 31 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)

January 2-13: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

For detailed information on all libraries’ hours during Finals and Winter Break, visit http://www.library.illinois.edu/services/hours.php. Good luck with exams and happy holidays!

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English Professor Dale M. Bauer Publishes Book on American Women’s Fiction

Dr. Dale M. Bauer, a Professor in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s English Department, is the editor of a new and substantial work, The Cambridge History of American Women’s Literature.  The collection, which was published in July, features an introduction by Bauer as well as 32 entries on a wide array of topics related to women’s literary production. It includes contributions by fellow English Department faculty members Jody A. Byrd, Kirstin R. Wilcox, Stephanie Foote, and Gordon Hutner. For more information, check out the official webpage for the book.

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