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- Feb 17, 2006
- Real Name
- Amanda French
- About My Library
- I add books in the order I read them (when I remember to, and when they're not hideously embarrassing, and when I'm reading the whole thing instead of just skimming). This includes books I own as well as books I've borrowed from the library. It also includes audiobooks, because I do consider that reading. I also use LibraryThing to catalog my very mild and unexciting book collection of poetry first editions from about 1900-1970 and my collection of Poetry magazines.
- About Me
- I consider myself a member of the community of practice known as the “digital humanities,” which means that I think hard about how the study of literature, history, and philosophy has been and is being and might be changed by computers and the Internet — but I don’t limit myself to thinking; I get my hands dirty, thus causing some of the very change I think about, in an inexcusable breach of objectivity.
I am currently Research Assistant Professor and THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) Coordinator at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Before that, I was an Assistant Research Scholar in the Archives and Public History program at New York University, where I helped develop a model digital curriculum, and where I developed and taught the graduate course “Creating Digital History.” Before that, I taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Victorian poetry and poetics, Victorian literature, and academic research methods for the digital age as a Teaching Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University. I held the Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship from 2004 to 2006.
At the University of Virginia, while earning my doctorate in English, I encoded texts in first SGML and then XML for the Rossetti Archive and the Electronic Text Center. I also spent three years as a Teaching + Technology Support Partner training faculty in the English Department to use technology in their teaching and research. My 2004 dissertation is a history of the villanelle, the poetic form of Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night” and Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art.” Named by the Chronicle of Higher Education in April 2009 as one of “10 High Fliers on Twitter,” I am currently at work on a book about the poetics of Twitter.
I also write poetry and songs, notably and most recently (though not very recently) the mildly viral song “All My Internet Friends.”
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- The Bristol Sessions: Writings About the Big Bang of Country Music (Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies) (Cont by Charles K. WolfeThe Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition) by Frederick P. BrooksAnd the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition by Randy ShiltsListening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project by Dave IsayBeyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education by Gerald GraffCopyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity by Siva VaidhyanathanFrom Betamax to Blockbuster: Video Stores and the Invention of Movies on Video (Inside Technology) by Joshua M. GreenbergThe Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control Is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System by Siva VaidhyanathanEverything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter by Steven JohnsonThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House Reader's Circle) by Mary Ann ShafferPride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance - Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! by Jane AustenCopyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity by Siva VaidhyanathanThe Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover BartlettAlthough Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David LipskyWrong: Why experts* keep failing us--and how to know when not to trust them *Scientists, finance wizards, doctors, relationship gurus, celebrity CEOs, ... consultants, health officials and more by David H. FreedmanBright-sided : how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has underminded America by Barbara EhrenreichDigitize This Book!: The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now (Electronic Mediations) by Gary HallThe Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility" by Nassim Nicholas TalebToo Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room by David WeinbergerThe Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen RubinThe Martha Beck Collection: Essays for Creating Your Right Life, Volume One (Volume 1) by Martha BeckThe Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published by David SkinnerThe Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life by Francine JayThis Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!—in America's Gilded Capital by Mark LeibovichHow to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah BakewellThe Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer (Great Discoveries) by David LeavittThe First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded by Michael D. WatkinsThe Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time by Alex Korb PhDMiss Marple: The Complete Short Stories: A Miss Marple Collection (Miss Marple Mysteries) by Agatha ChristieRaising the Barre: Big Dreams, False Starts, and My Midlife Quest to Dance the Nutcracker by Lauren KesslerDestination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II by Meredith HindleyThe Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man's Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America by Tommy TomlinsonThe Adjunct Underclass: How America's Colleges Betrayed Their Faculty, Their Students, and Their Mission by Herb ChildressMaybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
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