Re: New Book: D’Orient en Occident. Les recueils de fables enchâssées avant les 1001 Nuits de Galland [...]

I welcome this timely piece of research as the hypodiegetical model  of inter-connecting narratives has always been of interest for scholars and in particular Medievalists(Bunia, 2010). Chaucer's dream within a dream in the Book of the Duchess or the multiple narrators introduced by the landlord in The Canterbury Tales is such an instance from English literature with the mixture of high and low registers also featured. Prof.

OBIT: Daniel Keyes (1927-2014)

Daniel Keyes, author of one of the most-read twentieth-century novels about education (Flowers for Algernon, 1966), has died.  It probably won't surprise any readers of that novel that Keyes taught school early in his career.  Here's the Washington Post obituary:

Online Oral History Workshop - Baylor University

The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites you to join its online, live audio workshop, "Getting Started with Oral History."  The interactive workshop will provide six hours of instruction on two consecutive Wednesdays in August: August 13 and August 20, from 10:00 a.m. CDST to 1:00 p.m. CDST.  You may take part in the workshop from the convenience of your home or office computer via a free Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing interface.

Text to Image Linking Tool (TILT)


TILT (Text to Image Linking Tool) is one of the winners of the British Library Labs competition 2014.

It is "a tool for linking areas on a page-image taken from an old book, be it manuscript or print, and a clear transcription of its contents."

It seeks to address the problem of digitizing texts that are difficult to OCR.


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