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Roxana Preda <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:47:27 +0000
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Thanks Richard!
Have modified now. I think it reads with the 'round' after 'way' but  
what matters is to put it right!
PS Zukofsky review OK as is?

Quoting Richard Parker <[log in to unmask]> on Mon, 17 Nov 2014  
13:28:27 +0000:

> This looks great - it's amazing to have one of these projects on The  
> Cantos actually coming to fruition - I look forward to it growing  
> and growing!
> I think the Bunting quote on the front page is
> "You will have to go a long round way if you want to avoid them."
> not
> "You will have to go a long way if you want to avoid them."
> r.
>> Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:47:03 +0000
>> From: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Timing the thunder
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Dear Poundians,
>> I am very happy to announce that on Ezra's birthday this year, The
>> Cantos Project is officially launched. The platform now is fully
>> operational and awaits our scholarly input.
>> Please have a look at http://www.thecantosproject.org.
>> A few words about it:
>> TCP is a website that aims to fulfil a dream that scholars have had
>> since 1986: to have a second edition of Terrell's Companion - at best
>> in electronic form so errors can be corrected and information added on
>> a continuous basis without overwhelming the poem or the student.
>> Though attempts have been made along the years (we all still remember
>> Kybernekia) technology was not coping with our needs, nor were we
>> coping with what technology demanded.
>> My position is that we are now ready. We can do it with the platform I
>> am proposing. (Which I dearly hope you will like).
>> When I presented the project at the EPIC conference in Dublin last
>> year, Alec Marsh, the society's former president, generously offered
>> me the sponsorship I needed for it. In his vision, the Cantos Project
>> was to be located at the heart of the scholarly activity of the
>> society; it could be THE way for us to work together so as to bring
>> the annotation of The Cantos up to speed.
>> There are almost 30 years of scholarship not included in Terrell's  
>> Companion.
>> New Directions allows us to present six cantos on the website at any
>> one time. This is why TCP cannot be a digital edition of the poem,
>> however much we may regret this fact. (As an aside, Robert Spoo
>> remarked that we can apply Pound's economics to TCP: if your money is
>> scarce you can increase the velocity of circulation. Six cantos can
>> seem a lot, when the rhythm of publishing and hiding them is quick. I
>> found this a wonderful idea. Once the Cantos are annotated they can be
>> hidden and republished as often and as fast as we need.)
>> TCP can be our building site. We can make it our scholars' resource,
>> our aid in research and teaching. Even at square one, as you will see
>> when you look at it, the bibliographies are in place throughout the
>> poem, at homepage and cycle page levels. A student, say, who wants to
>> see relevant books or articles about a section of The Cantos or even
>> individual poems can use TCP even now. The book bibliography is
>> complete, as far as I know. The journal articles biblio is very
>> comprehensive and will continuously be updated. What I still have to
>> put in are chapters and book sections - but I will do that in the next
>> six months. What we want is to make TCP our ultimate reference, the
>> place to go. The scholarly apparatus is OURS and remains so.
>> What we can do: we can initiate a work stream whereby six cantos are
>> "live" at any given time. This means they will be online and the
>> annotation will be under construction. You don't need to be a
>> technological wizard to contribute: if working conventionally is
>> easier, that is possible - just drop me an email to discuss what suits
>> you best. When annotation is finished, the glosses will be transferred
>> to an online illustrated Companion, which will be a downloadable pdf,
>> one for every canto. Then the cantos will be "unpublished" to make
>> space for the next ones. This means that they are not deleted and the
>> annotation is not taken away from them. They are just hidden from view.
>> I have uploaded six cantos on the site, from Ur-Canto I to Canto III.
>> Canto I is minimally annotated so you can see an example. In order to
>> preserve the integrity of the text and not spoil the magic, the
>> annotation is hidden. By hovering with your mouse over an underlined
>> word, you will bring up an electronic card with the gloss. Move the
>> mouse away and the card disappears.
>> The system offers us the possibility of having longer glosses as well,
>> which we can add by the "create article" function.
>> See the guidelines for contributors on the site.
>> Terrell's Companion bears his name on the cover yet The Companion
>> would not have been possible without his friends and collaborators.
>> Hugh Kenner, Eva Hesse, Robert Gordon, to mention just the best-known
>> names, contributed massively to all aspects of its creation. Terrell
>> also used the accumulated knowledge stored in Paideuma. But he had
>> seven years of Paideuma behind him when he started. We now have forty
>> years.
>> It is time we begin.
>> Happy birthday Ezra.
>> --
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>> Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.