Most Downloaded from CORE, August 2017

James Harland. “Rethinking Ethnicity and “Otherness” in Early Anglo-Saxon England.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6MR1P.
Article.

Oscar Martinez-Peñate. El Salvador Sociología General. http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M60X9V.
Monograph.

Matthew Kirschenbaum. “The Speculative Situation.”. http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6RN41.
Syllabus.

Laura Green. “Hall of Mirrors: Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness and Modernist Fictions of Identity.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6DK60.
Journal article.

Roger Whitson. “DTC 375: Languages, Text, and Technology (Revised for Fall 2017).” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6348G.
Syllabus.

Anastasia Salter. “Principles of Visual Language Syllabus.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6FR14.
Syllabus.

Shawn Moore. “ENC 1101: Composition and Rhetoric.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M66V10
Syllabus.

Isabel Galina, Alex Gil, Padmini Ray Murray, and Vika Zafrin. “Copyright and Creator Rights in DH Projects: A Checklist.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6148V.
Other.

Amanda Licastro. “Composition and Writing with Sources.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M61N4H.
Syllabus.

Susan Marie Martin. “Downloads: Attitudinal Grooming in Ontario’s Schools.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6CH0Q.
Conference proceeding.

Top Ten October Downloads from CORE, the MLA Repository

Here are the items that were most downloaded from CORE in September 2016.

  1. Other
    Douglas Green. “On “The Coddling of the American Mind”.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6XS3K
    98 downloads in September; 1128 total downloads
  2. Book chapter
    Lisa Zunshine. “Culture of Greedy Mind Readers.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6T60N
    89 downloads in September; 167 total downloads
  3. Article
    Doug Steward. “Data on Humanities Doctorate Recipients by Race and Ethnicity.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6JS5X
    70 downloads in September; 106 total downloads
  4. Article
    Lisa Zunshine. “The Commotion of Souls.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6NK65
    68 downloads in September; 68 total downloads*
  5. Bibliography
    Lisa Zunshine. “Bibliography for Cognitive Literary Studies.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6RC95
    59 downloads in September; 59 total downloads*
  6. Book chapter
    Kathleen Fitzpatrick. “The Pleasure of the Blog: The Early Novel, the Serial, and the Narrative Archive.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6G59M
    43 downloads in September; 103 total downloads
  7. Book chapter
    Kendra Leonard. “Shakespeare, Madness, and Music: Scoring Insanity in Cinematic Adaptations.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6H89Z
    37 downloads in September; 68 total downloads
  8. Article
    James E. Dobson. “Can An Algorithm Be Disturbed?: Machine Learning, Intrinsic Criticism, and the Digital Humanities.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6QW2C
    21 downloads in September; 140 total downloads
  9. Article
    Amanda Starling Gould. “Restor(y)ing the Ground: Digital Environmental Media Studies.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M65K6T
    21 downloads in September; 30 total downloads
  10. Article
    Geraldine Heng. “The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages I: Race Studies, Modernity, and the Middle Ages.” http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6Q30P
    21 downloads in September; 269 total downloads

*Newly deposited in September

Top Summer Downloads from the MLA Repository

Here are the ten most downloaded items from CORE, the MLA repository, this summer.

  1. Article
    Doug Steward. “Academic Freedom: Norms, Methods, Contestations.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6VC7B
    592 downloads in July and August
  2. Syllabus
    Brian Croxall. “Introduction to Digital Humanities, Spring 2015 syllabus.”
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6G60J
    125 downloads in July and August
  3. Syllabus
    Laura C. Mandell. “Going Public: Bringing the Humanities Home.”
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M68P5D
    97 downloads in July and August
  4. Syllabus
    Anastasia Salter. “Digital Cultures & Narrative.”
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6B89D
    71 downloads in July and August
  5. Syllabus
    Serguei Oushakine. “Language and Subjectivity: Theories of Formation.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6BG7Q
    68 downloads in July and August
  6. Syllabus
    Brian Croxall. “Introduction to Digital Humanities, Spring 2014 syllabus.”
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6M02G
    63 downloads in July and August
  7. Other
    Douglas Green. “On “The Coddling of the American Mind”.”
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6XS3K
    54 downloads in July and August
  8. Syllabus
    Roger Whitson. “DTC 101: Introduction to Digital Technology and Culture.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6PP54
    54 downloads in July and August
  9. Syllabus
    Whitney Trettien. “Digital Editing and Curation (Spring 2016).
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M69G7D
    54 downloads in July and August
  10. Essay
    Hugh M. Richmond. “The Dead Albatross: “New Criticism” as a Humanist Fallacy.”
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6459H
    51 downloads in July and August.

Top CORE Downloads in March 2016

CORE, the MLA’s repository, now boasts 300 items, available to anyone with an Internet connection. Below are the most downloaded deposits in March 2016.

  1. Editorial
    Douglas E. Green. “On ‘The Coddling of the American Mind.’”
    117 downloads in March (764 total)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6XS3K
  2. Syllabus
    Paul Fyfe. “Reading Literature in the Digital Age.”
    105 downloads in March (105 total)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6FP4K
  3. Conference Paper
    Peter Brooks. “Connected Academics and the Ethics of Reading.”
    64 downloads in March (64 total)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6R601
  4. Syllabus
    Sonia Nora Feder-Lewis. “Leadership in Literature Course Syllabus.”
    53 downloads in March (53 total)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6760C
  5. Syllabus
    Paul Fyfe. “Interpretive Machines.”
    51 downloads in March (51 total)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M69W31
  6. Conference Paper
    Michelle R. Warren. “Ar-ar-archive.”
    47 downloads in March (47 total)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6KC7V
  7. Article
    Binod Paudyal. “Breaking the Boundary: Reading Lahiri’s The Lowland as a Neo-cosmopolitan Fiction.”
    24 downloads in March (48 total)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6GS3J
  8. Article
    Binod Paudyal. “Reimagining Transnational Identities in Lahiri’s The Namesake.”
    22 downloads in March (22 total)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M62C8K
  9. Conference paper
    Sarah Werner. “When Is a Source Not a Source?”
    21 downloads in March (136 total)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6PG6F
  10. Article
    Lorelei Caraman.“Literature and Psychoanalysis: Whose Madness Is It Anyway?”
    21 downloads in March (21 total)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M63C7H
Man reading on tablet

Now Trending: What’s Popular in the MLA Repository

We’re delighted to announce that as of 1 March, 11 of the 260 items uploaded to CORE, the MLA repository, have been downloaded over 100 times. As this list shows, it is not only scholarly articles that are of interest to readers but also conference proceedings, journalism, and curricular materials.

If you’re an MLA member, why not join us in our celebration of Open Education Week (7–12 March) and contribute to the open sharing of educational resources by uploading a syllabus, assignment, or learning object to the repository?

  1. Editorial
    Douglas E. Green. “On ‘The Coddling of the American Mind.’”
    647 downloads
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6XS3K
  2. Conference proceeding
    Lina Insana and Emily Todd. “Recruiting Majors in English and World Languages.”
    437 downloads
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6160H
  3. Article
    Lisa Zunshine. “The Secret Life of Fiction.”
    269 downloads
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M67S3C
  4. Chapter
    Lisa Zunshine. “Introduction to Cognitive Literary Studies.”
    227 downloads
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6401R
  5. Article
    Amanda L. French. “A Strangely Useless Thing’: Iseult Gonne and Yeats.”
    168 downloads
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6KK55
  6. Syllabus
    Kathleen Woodward. “Reading Affect in Literary Studies.”
    159 downloads
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M60P4J
  7. Article
    Geraldine Heng. “The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages 1: Race Studies, Modernity, and the Middle Ages.”
    147 downloads
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6Q30P
  8. Conference paper
    Sarah Werner. “When Is a Source Not a Source?”
    115 downloads
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6PG6F
  9. Chapter
    Sean Latham and Gayle B. Rogers. “Introduction: Is There a There There?”
    114 downloads
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6002W
  10. Article
    Dennis Looney. “What Should You Expect from the MLA Job Interview? And What Do Your Interviewers Expect from You?”
    107 downloads
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6CC70
  11. Learning object
    Rachel Arteaga. “Introductory Digital Humanities Curriculum for the High School English Classroom.”
    101 downloads
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6B01M

The CORE Ten: Top Downloads in 2015

The MLA launched CORE, its library-quality repository that allows members to share their research and pedagogical materials with the world, in beta in late May. Seven months later, it is home to almost two hundred items—that’s a deposit rate of about one item a day (not bad for a newcomer)! And as this list of the ten most downloaded items shows, people are downloading not only published scholarly articles but also conference proceedings, journalism, syllabi, and curricular materials.

One of the unique features of CORE is its connection to MLA forums on the Commons. A member can choose to associate a deposit with up to five forums, triggering its inclusion in the forum’s CORE collection and the sending of e-mail notifications to the members of those forums. The results speak for themselves: items shared with at least one forum upon deposit had, on average, a download rate that was 257% higher than those shared with none.

We have high hopes and big plans for CORE in 2016, including a new home page that showcases recent and popular deposits and new Commons profiles that highlight a member’s CORE contributions. We’re also working toward increased interoperability with other repositories, multifile upload, and implementing functionality that allows Commons users to discuss items deposited with CORE.

We thank all those members who have made their work openly available so far and encourage others to join them and deposit something of their own.

The CORE Ten: Top Downloads in 2015

(As of 18 December.)

1. Conference proceeding
Lina Insana and Emily Todd. “Recruiting Majors in English and World Languages.” (327 downloads) http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6160H

2. Article
Lisa Zunshine. “The Secret Life of Fiction.” PMLA 130.3 (2015): 724–31. (169 downloads)
http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M67S3C

3. Chapter
Lisa Zunshine. “Introduction to Cognitive Literary Studies.” The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies. Oxford UP, 2015. 1–9. (150 downloads) http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6401R

4. Syllabus
Kathleen Woodward. “Reading Affect in Literary Studies.” (104 downloads) http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M60P4J

5. Learning object
Rachel Arteaga. “Introductory Digital Humanities Curriculum for the High School English Classroom.” (80 downloads) http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6B01M

6. Article
Geraldine Heng. “The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages 1: Race Studies, Modernity, and the Middle Ages.” Literature Compass 8.5 (2011): 258–74. (64 downloads) http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6Q30P

7. Article
Gaurav G. Desai. “Oceans Connect: The Indian Ocean and African Identities.” PMLA 125.3 (2010): 713–20. (55 downloads) http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6ZC78

8. Editorial
Douglas E. Green. “On ‘The Coddling of the American Mind.’” Augsburg Echo 2 Oct. 2015. (53 downloads)
http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6XS3K

9= Article
James Dobson. “Can an Algorithm Be Disturbed? Machine Learning, Intrinsic Criticism, and the Digital Humanities.” College Literature 42.4 (2015): 543–64. (46 downloads) http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6QW2C

9= Article
Matthew Kirschenbaum. “Operating Systems of the Mind: Bibliography after Word Processing (the Example of Updike).” Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 108.4 (2014): 380–412. (46 downloads) http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M69P4B

9= Article
Dennis Looney. “What Should You Expect from the MLA Job Interview? And What Do Your Interviewers Expect from You?” ADFL Bulletin 37.1 (2005): 30–32. (46 downloads)
http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6CC70

The Modern Language Association and the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship Launch CORE

The office of scholarly communication is pleased to announce the beta launch of CORE, the Commons Open Repository Exchange, on MLA Commons. Developed in collaboration with Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS), CORE allows MLA members to deposit their published articles, essay drafts, dissertations, data sets, syllabi, photographs, and other works in a library-quality repository to maximize the discoverability of their scholarship. When you upload a file to the repository, you can choose a Creative Commons license, get a DOI, and share your work with any of your MLA forum groups. Click on the CORE tab at the top of the MLA Commons home page to explore the new repository or read more about the project.