Monthly Archives: February 2005

American Renaissance

1835-1855–’the movement on behalf of which Thoreau crowed “like canticleer i nthe morning” at the discorey of his radical independence; in which Whitman exulted at the dissolution of all boundaries–temporal, sexual, and linguistic; and whose chief spokesman, Emerson chided his … Continue reading

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Moby Dick

Favorite bit from Moby Dick: One often hears of writers that rise and swell with their subject, alhtough it may seem but an ordinary one. How, then, with me, writing of this Leviathan? Unconsciously my chirography expands into placard capitals. … Continue reading

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Something to write about . . .

After a very successful gathering last night at Mayorga in Silver Spring with the local UMD Digital Studies group (under the fine leadership of MattK), I’m finally here to blog. I finally have a little something to write about. That … Continue reading

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