Let Us Now Stand Up For Bastards – Eileen A. Joy

Let Us Now Stand Up for Bastards: The Importance of Illegitimate Publics

In her essay “Pixel Dust: Illusions of Innovation in Scholarly Publishing,” published in the Los Angeles Review of Books last January, Johanna Drucker cautioned against what she calls “the hyped myths of digital publishing.” Drucker, who has described herself as both an “aesthetician” and “token humanist” within the digital humanities and information sciences (where she has played important roles, both at the University of Virginia and, more recently, at UCLA), believes there are many “prevailing misconceptions” relative to digital scholarship…

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