Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch, and Australian Literary Culture edited by Katherine Bode and Robert Dixon

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April 2010, no 320

Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch, and Australian Literary Culture edited by Katherine Bode and Robert Dixon

Sydney University Press, $40 pb, 368 pp

Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch, and Australian Literary Culture edited by Katherine Bode and Robert Dixon

by
April 2010, no 320

A quiet revolution has been occurring within the humanities over the last decade: the emergence into mainstream scholarship of new methods and approaches that exploit digital tools, electronic infrastructures, networks of data resources and the sheer computational power of modern technology. This renaissance builds on decades of pioneering work – well before its time and largely unacknowledged – performed by committed visionaries who perceived the possibilities for textual scholarship years before desktop computers and the Internet enabled the rest of us to see how our research could be informed, assisted, extended and even revolutionised by new technologies.

John Byron reviews 'Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch, and Australian Literary Culture' edited by Katherine Bode and Robert Dixon

Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch, and Australian Literary Culture

edited by Katherine Bode and Robert Dixon

Sydney University Press, $40 pb, 368 pp

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