This handbook sets out the processes and products of ‘digital’ research. It is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Topics covered include: How to make research more accessible The use of search engines and other sources to determine the scope of work Research training for students What will theses, dissertations and research reports look like in ten years' time? The storing and archiving of such research Ethics and methodologies in the field Intercultural issues The editors focus on advances in arts- and practice-based doctorates, and their application in other fields and disciplines. The contributions chart new territory for universities, research project directors, supervisors and research students regarding the nature and format of graduate and doctoral work, as well as research projects. Written by experienced practitioners, this handbook is an essential reference for researchers, supervisors and administrators on how to conduct and evaluate research projects in a digital and multimodal age.

Translating Lydia Cabrera: A Case Study in Digital (re)presentation

  • By: R. Álvarez, M C-Aì Vidal, K. A. Appiah, S. Bassnett, A. Lefevere, S. Bassnett, A. Lefevere, W. Benjamin, L. Venuti, J. D. Bolter, P. Cohen, V. Bush, L. Cabrera, L. Cabrera, L. Cabrera, L. Cabrera, L. Cabrera, L. Cabrera, L. Cabrera, L. Cabrera, L. Cabrera, L. Cabrera, L. Cabrera, L. Cabrera, L. Cabrera, G. Cabrera Infante, M. P. Y. Cheung, J. Clifford, G. E. Marcus, B. Cobbing, P. Mayer, J. Cortázar, P. W. Cosgrove, S. A. Barney, M. Devi, A. N. Doane, J. Clayton, E. Rothstein, T. Emin, J. A. Feustle Jr., P. Delany, G. P. Landow, S. Gaggi, C. Geertz, R. González, T. Hermans, M. Herzfeld, P. G. Rubel, A. Rosman, J. E. Jackson, J. Van Maanen, K. Jackson, M. Joyce, G. Kress, I. Snyder, G. Kress, T. Van Leeuwen, J. Lavagnino, A. N. Millay, A.-M. Milsom, T. Nelson, B. Nichols, J. Nielson, S. Simon, R. Sinclair, L. Venuti & L. Weiner
  • In:The SAGE Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses
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  • Subject:Education
  • Keywords:case studies; Cuba; drafting; DVD; ethnography; field notes; hypertext; photographs; poetry; screening; theses; thesis; translation; translators; translators; visual arts

Translating Lydia Cabrera: A Case Study in Digital (re)presentation


While the traditional route towards completing a doctoral thesis is to research, write and eventually submit a word-processed document, alternative modes of examination are increasingly being regarded as valid. Alternative techniques may be particularly suited to Humanities subjects, where objects and artefacts, practice and performance, rather than words alone, can contribute positively towards the ‘original contribution to knowledge in the field’ that is the key requirement for a PhD. What follows is an examination of the content, theoretical underpinnings and rationale behind the multimodal, digital element of a PhD thesis in translation studies (Milsom, 2008). The departure from the norm was supported from the outset by open-minded and infinitely patient supervisors and was, ultimately, well-received ...

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