This course introduces students to a variety of platforms available for the publication of text on the web in the context of technologies from earlier periods, like the letterpress and linotype machine. Students experiment with the markup languages used in contemporary publication platforms (HTML, Wikicode, and XML) and, after an introduction to the techniques of scholarly editing, select a short text to edit for publication online. Throughout the course, we will consider how the labor of authors, editors, publishers, and printers has shifted and what this means for the texts we produce and consume in our lives. Successful completion of this course will provide students with a digital edition, an editorial frame of mind, and impressive facility with markup languages.
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