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One of the chief characteristics of digital projects is that they are forward-looking. The Digital Humanities aim to maintain the rigors of traditional textual analysis by bringing artifacts into digital environments, thus creating something new, participatory, and multimodal. With Project Mailer, Norman Mailer could be one of the first 20th-century literary figures to have such a presence in digital form. This should keep Mailer and his work relevant as more of us define our lives by digital pursuits. With the support of stakeholders, the legacy of Norman Mailer could achieve a new longevity and relevance in the digital age, building on the renewed interest in Mailer Studies in the wake of the recent publications of ''Norman Mailer: A Double Life'', ''The Mind of an Outlaw'', and ''The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer''. Now is the time to begin Project Mailer to provide a solid foundation for realizing a central, digital repository that would support Mailer Studies into the future.
One of the chief characteristics of digital projects is that they are forward-looking. The Digital Humanities aim to maintain the rigors of traditional textual analysis by bringing artifacts into digital environments, thus creating something new, participatory, and multimodal. With Project Mailer, Norman Mailer could be one of the first 20th-century literary figures to have such a presence in digital form. This should keep Mailer and his work relevant as more of us define our lives by digital pursuits. With the support of stakeholders, the legacy of Norman Mailer could achieve a new longevity and relevance in the digital age, building on the renewed interest in Mailer Studies in the wake of the recent publications of ''Norman Mailer: A Double Life'', ''The Mind of an Outlaw'', and ''The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer''. Now is the time to begin Project Mailer to provide a solid foundation for realizing a central, digital repository that would support Mailer Studies into the future.
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