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Jane Addams Papers in Reviews in Digital Humanities

Reviews in Digital Humanities is a pilot for peer-reviewed journal that facilitates scholarly evaluation of digital humanities work and its outputs. In its most recent issue (Vol. 3, No. 2, Feb. 2022), Núria Sara Miras Boronat of the Universitat de Barcelona wrote a review of the Jane Addams Papers website and digital edition (JADE), edited by Cathy Moran Hajo, Stacy Lynn, and Victoria Sciancalepore. It is she noted:

JADE is one of the most important interventions that has occurred in the last decade for not only Addams’ work but also for pragmatist scholarship. It provides very valuable information about the intertextual and contextual references of her writings, which are not obvious to contemporary readers, especially if those readers are not from the U.S. or are not English native speakers. It also informs readers about the density of connections and affections of one of the greatest thinkers and activists of the progressive era. Finally, it has a strong value as a project for teaching digital humanities.

To view the digital edition, click here.

Ghada Hamilia

The Tunisian Jasmine Revolution: Call for Change

Thursday, March 31 at 1 p.m. in Friends Hall (SC 219)

Between December 17, 2010 and January 14, 2011, hundreds of thousands of Tunisians took to the streets of Tunisia to protest against poverty, lack of basic freedoms and opportunities under Ben Ali’s government.  Consequently, after a month of public unrest and on the eve of January 14, 2011, the Tunisian president Zine Alabidine Ben Ali left power and fled the country. This peaceful democratic revolution has marked the beginning of a new era for Tunisia as well as for other Arab countries as it inspired other Arab populations to move and create what came to be known as ‘The Arab Spring’.


Yvette Kisor’s Essay Published

Yvette Kisor’s essay “Children’s Beowulfs for the New Tolkien Generation” appeared in the volume Beowulf as Children’s Literature: Studies in Adaptation for Youth edited by Britt Mize and Bruce Gilchrist and published by University of Toronto Press in December 2021. Her work on this essay was supported by a travel grant from Ramapo College to the 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies, where she delivered a paper that was an early version of the published essay.

Update from James Hoch

Semi-semi-semi-semi professional soccer player in the over 50 division for the Cornwall Eternos and Professor of Creative Writing, James Hoch has two books forthcoming. Radio Static from Green Linden Press and Last Pawn Shop in New Jersey. The former engages the difficulty of brothers trying to communicate across the expanse of a political and experiential divide. It interrogates language’ as the necessary but insufficient  vehicle for connection and intimacy. The latter completes a trilogy of the decadence and bliss, grace and tumult that is the life of a white boy from Jersey. Masculinity (such as it is) parenthood, the flux that is self thread through the collection like a yellow road through black pine. Of Radio Static, Elizabeth Scnalon, Editor of The American Poetry Review, writes: “I love the only way I can,” writes James Hoch, and that love is woven throughout this excellent treatise on compassion and masculinity. Hoch knows a great deal about the complexities and solace of brotherhood, and in these poems we experience an endangered tenderness—the recognition that another can be both yourself and not yourself at the same time. This willingness to grapple with differences and come away with a connection merits your attention. Pick up the walkie-talkie and you will hear “each calling the other: / You there? You there?” Of Last Pawn Shop, poet Matt Donovan comments:  This is an astonishing, beautiful, and utterly unforgettable book, packed with honed and deeply moving poems that drop “lead sinkers in the gray bay of self” as a means of interrogating, among so many other things, grief, privilege, fatherhood, the solace and failures of art, the many ways in which we wound each other, and the inexhaustible desires “we lug our flooded selves toward.” The twins arrive around the holidays.