Monday, February 20, 2012

"Strong reasons make strong actions"-Annotated Bibliography


I still have a few articles and books that I'm browsing through, and a few more that I'm trying to find the references to again so that I can study those, but I do have a small list of some of the research that I've been working on. I hope that you find it interesting and informative.

·         "The Unabridged Oxford English Dictionary"

o   Pretty straightforward with the title. This is the dictionary of the English language in its unabridged glory. It shows all the known English words and allows for the browsing of specific aspects of such words.

·          "Shakespeare Lexicon and Quotation Dictionary" (Alexander Schmidt, 1902)

o   These books (there are two volumes) contain all the known phrases and words that are in every work by William Shakespeare. They effectively catalogue all the things that Shakespeare published in his works. It helps me to research the language of Shakespeare and keep track of everything that is found in his work.

·         "The Harvard Concordance to Shakespeare" (Marvin Spevack, 1973)

o   This is another volume of the phrases and words found in Shakespeare’s works. Each word is catalogued in alphabetical order and each word is then portrayed with the reference to which plays these words are found in specifically. Very informative and effective if categorizing the words and phrases of Shakespeare

·         "The Language of Shakespeare" (G. L. Brooks, 1976)

o   Picking up this book this week! I’ll keep you updated on its contents!

·        " Infoviz and New Literacies | Digital Humanities Specialist"

o   Discusses the shift to the digital age and the significance that it has for our visually oriented generation. Argues the point that digital humanities can enhance the concepts of traditional research while giving the people something visually stimulating to grasp onto and contemplate.

·         Fish, Stanley;  "Mind Your P’s and B’s: The Digital Humanities and Interpretation"

o   Goes into detail about Dr. Fish’s understanding of digital humanities and the enhancement that it gives to traditional research. Dr. Fish (Ah! Still can’t believe he answered me!) He argues the fact that while digital humanities are good to explore, traditional research should be the foundation and focus of research. If you don’t understand the text itself then you won’t fully comprehend the illuminations of digital research methods.

·         University of Strathclyde, Glasgow; "Shakespeare's skill 'more in grammar than in words"

o   The listed article discusses Dr. Jonathan Hope’s research on the grammar of Shakespeare and how it is much more significant than the simple word creation that is often the focus of many research pursuits. Dr. Hope contends that word creation was not uncommon during Shakespeare’s time and so the bard is not unique in that respect. What is interesting is HOW he used those words and structured sentences to promote his poetry and plays.

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