Genious are rare, but potential talented persons are much more numerous than we imagine. I´t´s a pity that most of them remain unknown and dry up. (…)
In his paper, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek (University of Halle-Wittenberg and Purdue University) discusses selected aspects of new media and scholarship and publishing in the humanities. The wider context of the paper is the intersection of globalization, the situation of the humanities, the teaching and study of literature, and their relationship and increasing dependence on new media technology, and how this situation impacts the humanities today while the humanities remains cautious and even reluctant with regard to publishing scholarship online. Starting with a brief introduction and argumentation of the pedagogical values of new media technology and its parallel implications for higher education, Tötösy is drawing on the example of the Purdue University peer-reviewed, full-text, and open-access journal “CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture” (ISSN 1481-4373 – //clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu) to present aspects of the said situation of new media and publishing in the humanities.
Received: 21st February, 2007
Revised: 7th March, 2007