(Assignment Objectives for Reflection Posts can be found here.
Reflection post #2 due (Sunday, Oct. 30 by 11pm.)
Reflection comment #1 due (Monday, Oct. 31 by 11pm.)
As we’ve discussed in class, TEI encoding offers a kind of close reading at the same time that the encoder is negotiating the text. You’ve already experimented with diplomatic and semantic markup in different ways (Poe assignment), and with the connection between texts and paratexts (Declaration of Independence exercise). Based on those experiences and your reading of Pierazzo and Rasmussen, do you believe that this kind of engagement with text helps you to better understand the subject matter? This is a yes or no question – there is no wrong answer. But while I respect your opinion, I expect you to support your answer with evidence and examples. Therefore, in your reflection post:
- Situate your work in the Poe and Declaration of Independence assignments, giving a brief synopsis of how you worked with each text
- Demonstrate your approach to text markup in each case – what tags were most helpful to you? Incorporate two screenshots or code snippets from the work you have done so far
- Defend your answer by contextualizing at least two direct quotes from Pierazzo and/or Rasmussen.
Give TWO categories for your post: “Reflections” and “Reflection #2”. These categories are crucial to organizing how readers will find your work.