Digitization and Disciplines

Willard McCarty’s recent post to the Humanist discussion list, number 22.008, was a response to a 1984 talk by folklorist Bruce Jackson, “Things That from a Long Way off Look like Flies,” on the history of folklore as a discipline and the nature of folkloristic evidence. Willard’s post, “The Fragility of Boundaries,” ended with the following observation: The manipulatory abilities […]