NMAC 3108/Fall 2020/Requirements/Digital Remediation

From Gerald R. Lucas

This requirement has you acting as volunteer digital editor for a real online journal: The Mailer Review. As a cohort of editors, we will be responsible for remediating the entirety of a print issue of the Review to a digital format on Project Mailer, a MediaWiki platform.


Relevant Links

Remediating, the refashioning an older form to a newer, from print to digital requires a set of detail-oriented skills. These skills also depend on the platform. In completing this project, you will learn integral formatting skills for MediaWiki, the software used by Wikipedia, by helping to remediate paper articles to the online version of the academic periodical of the Norman Mailer Society.

As a class, we will be responsible for completing the remediation of the entire issue of The Mailer Review volume 2 (2008) from print to digital form. Some of it is done, so we have about sixteen articles, three book reviews, three creative works, and a bibliography.[1]

The first half of the semester will have our lessons competing this task, step-by-step, to be sure each text is remediated perfectly. You will learn basic editing techniques for MediaWiki that will be applicable to your later work on Wikipedia. Since this is a real scholarly journal, our job is to make its remediation flawless—maybe even better than the print version.

Article Assignments

See Lesson 2 for assignment distribution. You will need to request an article and user name for Project Mailer. You may click the link to your article below to begin your edits. Status indicators in the ? column: ☑Y = complete (ready for final edits and banner removal; see L4.2); YesY = in process; ☒N = not started.

# Author Article Editor ?
1 Morrow The Unknown and the General User:Jrdavisjr ☑Y
2 Kauffman Norman Mailer in “God’s Attic” User:ChristinaPinkston ☑Y
3 Stratton Meeting Mailer User:MWiggins ☑Y
4 Whalen-Bridge Cavalier Wit and Sympathy for the Devil User:CDucharme
5 Grünzweig The Hitler Family: A Relational Approach to Norman Mailer User:CCross ☑Y
6 Fulgham The Wise Blood of Norman Mailer User:JREubanks ☑Y
7 Glenday From Monroe to Picasso: Norman Mailer and the Life-Study User:Eswilliams ☑Y
8 Broer Identity Crisis: A State of the Union Address User:BriJames ☑Y
9 Bernstein The Heart of the Nation User:AMurray ☑Y
10 Leeds He Was a Fighter: Boxing in Norman Mailer’s Life and Work User:JSheppard ☑Y
11 Rodwan Fighters and Writers User:KJordan ☑Y
12 Chaiken Author, Auteur: A Conversation with Norman Mailer User:KHunter ☑Y
13 Grobel Norman Mailer: Stupidity Brings Out Violence in Me - ☑Y
14 Anshen A New Politics of Form in Harlot’s Ghost User:Amylhester ☑Y
15 Gordon On The Armies of the Night User:MSanders ☑Y
16 Norris Exhuming Mailer’s America - ☑Y
17 Bowers Mailer’s Last Words User:JDunn ☑Y
18 Kennedy You Are Too Healthy for the World User:Jmjackson ☑Y
19 Sipiora Norman Mailer, Metaphysician at Work User:JWilliams ☑Y
20 Holmes & Wilson Norman Mailer Bibliography: 2007 - YesY


  1. Since we have two sections of NMAC 3108, we may also need to work on articles from another volume.
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