[Milton-L] Milton Society Twitter Feed

Chris christophe8038 at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 1 02:52:45 EST 2013


I'm afraid I agree with the Scooge..

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> Thanks for clarifying, David.  As long as it is not on the list, and is a matter of voluntary association, let a thousand flowers (or birds) bloom.
> 
> From Scooge to Copperfield, in one leap!
> 
> RS
> 
> 
> ________________________________________
> From: milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu [milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu] on behalf of David Ainsworth [dainsworth at as.ua.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2013 5:30 PM
> To: John Milton Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Milton Society Twitter Feed
> 
> The content of the Twitter feed will be mainly scholarly (CFPs, event
> notifications), but aimed at younger scholars who use Twitter routinely.
>  I hope to lure some of them into joining the Society by connecting
> them to it through the feed.  Doing so means providing more than three
> or four tweets per semester; I felt short quotations from Milton would
> be unlikely to offend serious scholars subscribing to the feed while
> appealing to those not already members of the Milton Society.
> 
> There may also be the occasional link to Milton in the news or on the
> Internet, which would not be scholarly at all.  If receiving such a
> thing would offend you (or indeed, if Twitter itself offends you), do
> not follow the feed.
> 
> No information will be provided on Twitter which you cannot find through
> existing avenues of communication, so those uninterested in the twitter
> feed need not follow it and will miss nothing they care about.
> 
> Just in case Richard or anyone else is unclear, the Twitter feed has no
> connection with the Milton-L list and nothing posted to it will appear
> here.  My message was informational, aimed at those members of this list
> who might be interested in the feed or willing to pass along its
> existence to their students.
> 
> To clarify, then:  Anyone wanting to receive the Milton Society Twitter
> feed must follow @MiltonSociety with a Twitter account.  The Twitter
> account will offer an additional avenue for receiving news and
> information from the Society; members can learn everything they need to
> know without following the feed at all.
> 
> If I must be a Dickens character, Scrooge's nephew isn't a bad one.  "We
> have never had any quarrel, to which I have been a party."
> 
> David
> 
> On 1/31/2013 4:34 PM, Richard A. Strier wrote:
>> I'm afraid I agree with Carol.  I'd rather have this list used for
>> serious scholarly discussion.  I can get my laughs somewhere else, and
>> really don't need more non-informational, non-scholarly e-mails.
>> 
>> Call me Scrooge.
>> 
>> Richard Strier
>> Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor
>> Editor, Modern Philology
>> Department of English
>> University of Chicago
>> 1115 E. 58th St.
>> Chicago, IL 60637
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> *From:* milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu
>> [milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu] on behalf of Carol Barton, PhD,
>> CPCM [cbartonphd1 at verizon.net]
>> *Sent:* Thursday, January 31, 2013 4:03 PM
>> *To:* milton-l at lists.richmond.edu
>> *Subject:* Re: [Milton-L] Milton Society Twitter Feed
>> 
>> To me, it's electronic litter;
>> I'm not a bird, so I don't Twitter.
>> Carol Barton, Ph.D., CPCM
>> 
>> 
>> A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
>> A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
>> -Henry Adams, historian and teacher (1838-1918)
>> 
>> On 01/31/13, Horace Jeffery Hodges<horacejeffery at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I doubt that I can ever please
>> With poems as short as Twitterese.
>> 
>> Jeffery Hodges
>> 
>> On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 2:39 AM, David Ainsworth <dainsworth at as.ua.edu
>> <mailto:dainsworth at as.ua.edu>> wrote:
>> 
>>    Hi, all,
>> 
>>    As Milton Society Communications Director, I'm here to announce that
>>    our Twitter account (@MiltonSociety) will begin activity on February
>>    4th with our (and my) first tweet.  At the moment, I expect to limit
>>    activity to CFPs and other news and to "Milton Monday," a short
>>    quotation from Milton to start off each week.  Your feedback and
>>    following may dictate changes from there.
>> 
>>    https://twitter.com/__MiltonSociety <https://twitter.com/MiltonSociety>
>> 
>>    While you're waiting for the first tweet, here's a poetic pastiche
>>    to tide you over:
>> 
>>    ON THE NEW READERS OF TWITTER UNDER THE MILTON SOCIETY
>> 
>>    Because you have thrown off your Luddite ways,
>>        And with stiff Vows embrac’d the Internet
>>        To Tweet, email, wall post and I forget
>>    The other terms (to list ‘em would take days),
>>    Dare I for this adjure the Civil Word
>>        To force abbreviations (OMG!)
>>        And conform to mere One hundred Forty
>>        Required by /Dorsey/ and that small /Bird/?
>>    Scholars whose Learning, Life and pure intent
>>        Would have been held in high esteem with Paul
>>        Must now be nam’d @MiltonHeresy
>>    By shallow Tumblr and Face’ what d’ye call:
>>        But we hope @MiltonSociety
>>        You’ll follow and find worthy of your meed;
>>                     This brand-new Twitter feed
>>    May entertain and update you for years,
>>    Clip URLs, though balk at “Me, too” Cheers,
>>                             And succor my just Fears
>>    That you shall think, when I take up this charge:
>>    “/New Twitterer/ is but /Old Twit/ writ Large.”
>> 
>>    David
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