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Site Review: Legacies of Césaire

Legacies of Césaire’s homepage is simple, direct, unequivocal, and “utilized.” And, as a site dedicated to (I) extending the textual & bibliographic scholarship surrounding Aimé Césaire and (II)leading users to participate in a two-day event promoting the same, this construction

Site Review: Legacies of Césaire

Legacies of Césaire’s homepage is simple, direct, unequivocal, and “utilized.” And, as a site dedicated to (I) extending the textual & bibliographic scholarship surrounding Aimé Césaire and (II)leading users to participate in a two-day event promoting the same, this construction

Review of Anthurium: A Journal of Caribbean Studies

Perhaps it’s unfair to Anthurium – and to other websites whose resources skew heavily toward the archival, the searchable, and the textual — that the user’s experience (and thus, this review) begins with and ends up grounded in the “front

Review of Anthurium: A Journal of Caribbean Studies

Perhaps it’s unfair to Anthurium – and to other websites whose resources skew heavily toward the archival, the searchable, and the textual — that the user’s experience (and thus, this review) begins with and ends up grounded in the “front

Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761 Site Review

  Slave Revolt in Jamaica appears to be the work of one man, Vincent Brown “Principal Investigator and Curator.” While Brown includes other titles related to his academic work (for instance “Charles Warren Professor of History and Professor of African

Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761 Site Review

  Slave Revolt in Jamaica appears to be the work of one man, Vincent Brown “Principal Investigator and Curator.” While Brown includes other titles related to his academic work (for instance “Charles Warren Professor of History and Professor of African

Digital Spaces in Physical Contexts

This week, I struggled somewhat with Jennifer Brinkerhoff’s critical engagement with diaspora and the digital (and their various points of intersection), so I’m going to write through my issues with the text in hopes of reaching a clearer perspective for

Digital Spaces in Physical Contexts

This week, I struggled somewhat with Jennifer Brinkerhoff’s critical engagement with diaspora and the digital (and their various points of intersection), so I’m going to write through my issues with the text in hopes of reaching a clearer perspective for

Representation and Cultural Identity

In his essay on Representation, WJT Mitchell describes the structure of both political and semiotic representation as a triangle: “representation is always of something or someone, by something or someone, to someone.” (12) Although this may sound straight forward, the

Representation and Cultural Identity

In his essay on Representation, WJT Mitchell describes the structure of both political and semiotic representation as a triangle: “representation is always of something or someone, by something or someone, to someone.” (12) Although this may sound straight forward, the

SEO and Balancing the Search

  (photo credit: http://seomarketingsrv.com/) In the essay, “A Fair History of the Web? Examining Country Balance in the Internet”, authors Mike Thelwall and Liwen Vaughan investigate  the possible reasons behind the uneven representation of international websites on the Internet Archive. The

SEO and Balancing the Search

  (photo credit: http://seomarketingsrv.com/) In the essay, “A Fair History of the Web? Examining Country Balance in the Internet”, authors Mike Thelwall and Liwen Vaughan investigate  the possible reasons behind the uneven representation of international websites on the Internet Archive. The

Who We Are, Who We Were, Who We’ll Be

The problem of what “voice”, so to speak, an archive has, and what it articulates through it’s body of work, wasn’t a concept that particularly surprised me when I read Deborah A. Thomas’s article, Caribbean Studies, Archive Building, and the Problem

Who We Are, Who We Were, Who We’ll Be

The problem of what “voice”, so to speak, an archive has, and what it articulates through it’s body of work, wasn’t a concept that particularly surprised me when I read Deborah A. Thomas’s article, Caribbean Studies, Archive Building, and the Problem

A Digital Vision Actualized-Anthurium

“What matters most in scholarly publishing is scholarship.” This line is what stood out for me the most when I read Johanna Drucker’s essay:”Pixel Dust: Illusions of Innovation in Scholarly Publishing”.  In contrast to social media friendly blogs, a scholarly

A Digital Vision Actualized-Anthurium

“What matters most in scholarly publishing is scholarship.” This line is what stood out for me the most when I read Johanna Drucker’s essay:”Pixel Dust: Illusions of Innovation in Scholarly Publishing”.  In contrast to social media friendly blogs, a scholarly

Putting Wi-Fi in the Ivory Tower

We have a bad habit of romanticizing the past. I can’t even count how many times I’ve heard someone sigh dreamily and say how much they LOVE some period of time in American history, like the 1950s and how WONDERFUL

Putting Wi-Fi in the Ivory Tower

We have a bad habit of romanticizing the past. I can’t even count how many times I’ve heard someone sigh dreamily and say how much they LOVE some period of time in American history, like the 1950s and how WONDERFUL

Riddim inna the Market

Before I begin writing this blog entry, I must admit that within my area of study, which mainly involves an interdisciplinary examination of Queer Theory, the study on the proliferation of dancehall music has proven to be somewhat problematic.  Mainly

Riddim inna the Market

Before I begin writing this blog entry, I must admit that within my area of study, which mainly involves an interdisciplinary examination of Queer Theory, the study on the proliferation of dancehall music has proven to be somewhat problematic.  Mainly