Romanticism on the Net, 2 Contributions

Romanticism on the Net (RoN) has relaunched, and with its reissue I’m proud to have two contributions to the new site, both DH-related. The first is my essay on Romantic London – Mathew Sangster’s wonderful project that maps the sites of London as depicted within various Romantic era books upon a base map of Richard Horwood’s Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster (1792-99). My essay is billed as a “Digital Review,” but my editor for the project requested an essay that does more argumentative “close reading” of a project than one usually sees in a review, and I’m proud of that. Read the essay to learn about…

Frankenstein @ 200 Collaboration

Throughout 2018, I will be collaborating with professors Katherine D. Harris (SJSU) and Omar Miranda (USF) to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s publication of Frankenstein (1818). Visit our website to see a list of related events in the Bay Area as well as other resources relating to studying Frankenstein. https://frankenstein200yrs.wordpress.com/ Tweet us or follow us on Twitter: @Frank200yrs Upcoming highlights: 2/28/18, “Frankenstein at the Ballet” lecture by Professor Ellen Peel (SJSU) 5/1/18, “Deep Humanities” 1-day symposium and student poster session, led by Dr. Revathi Krishnaswamy (SJSU) Fall 2018 collaborative rare book exhibits at SCU, SJSU, and USF, with linked electronic captions…

Romantic Circles Pedagogies Reading Group, meet 1/25/18 to discuss “The Bride of the Greek Isle” (Hemans)

Romantic Circles Pedagogies is looking to assemble a porous group of scholars at all levels who want to discuss canonical and emerging texts — an open, generous, and collegial community of readers and teachers. Each term, RC Pedagogies will host a virtual reading group on a predetermined text at a set date/time via video-chat on Zoom, an online video-conferencing system (free and easy to use). We envision these events as broadly pedagogical moments for graduate students and established scholars alike who want to increase their own knowledge of the field and/or discover new ways to teach the work. The conversation…

Delivering the Annual Whalley Lecture, 3/11/16, Queen’s University

Next Friday, March 11, I will be at Queen’s University to deliver the Annual Whalley Lecture: “Whither Are We Bound: Romanticism in the Digital Age.” My talk will explore literary experimentation in the Romantic era as well as in Romantic digital humanities projects. I am really looking forward to this event! (poster credit: Brooke Cameron)

The Digital Humanities for Lunch, with the Stainforth Team – 11/16, noon, M210 Norlin Library, CU-Boulder

Please join us! The Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing project team will be holding a brown-bag lunch on Monday, November 16th, at noon, in Norlin M210. We are a digital humanities group building an electronic edition of Francis Stainforth’s 19th-century private library–the largest private library of women’s writing in the 19th century. This is a great time to chat and ask questions about the digital humanities in general as well specifics about how this very large-scale textual digitization project is progressing. We will also discuss our progress thanks to the Innovative Seed Grant funding that we won for 2015-16. The Stainforth project…

DH Project Milestone: Completed Transcription and Editing of Library Catalog

Today we’re celebrating a project milestone: the team completed the transcription and editing for all of the pages (1-507) of Stainforth’s library catalog manuscript. We began transcribing the library catalog manuscript in January of 2014. After finishing the transcription in the fall/winter of 2014, we began editing all of the transcribed data in early March of this year and haven’t stopped to catch our breath. Six months later, and after several adjustments in methodology that improved our workflow and accuracy, we can check off this monumental effort to have edited transcriptions of Stainforth’s library holdings. Huzzah! The editors include (in…

Will Deliver Annual Whalley Lecture at Queens University, Spring 2016

I’m delighted to announce that I will deliver the annual Whalley Lecture at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, on March 11, 2016. The Whalley Lecture honors the late Dr. George Whalley, former Head of Queen’s Department of English (1962–1967, 1977–1982), Romanticist, man of letters, and decorated veteran (http://georgewhalley.ca/gwp/). The Whalley Lecture is the English Department’s capstone lecture in the year-long series of guest speakers.

Essay published, “Rodolphe Töpffer’s Earliest Comic Strips and The Tools of the Picturesque: Teaching the Art of Perception”

My essay “Rodolphe Töpffer’s Earliest Comic Strips and The Tools of the Picturesque: Teaching the Art of Perception” is now published as a chapter in Romanticism, Rousseau, Switzerland: New Prospects, edited by Angela Esterhammer, Diane Piccitto, and Patrick Vincent (Palgrave, May 2015). I would like to thank the editors as well as Jill Heydt-Stevenson for their assistance with drafts of this essay.

Stainforth Project Introductory Presentation, Neukom Institute Event, 20 October 2014

[Reblogged from http://libpress.colorado.edu/stainforth, a short invited talk on 20 October 2014, delivered at the Hanover Inn, Dartmouth College, for the 2014 Neukom Institute dinner. ] My Neukom postdoctoral project here at Dartmouth creates a digital model of Francis John Stainforth’s library, which was an actual private library in London collected in the 19th century that contains only books by women who were writing poetry and plays – some of the most popular genres of the day. What makes this library special is that it was the largest library of books by women writers that we have a record of from…

The Stainforth Project and Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College

The Stainforth Library of Women Writers digital archive project now has a second home on Dartmouth’s new Digital Humanities website and among other DH projects at Dartmouth. Projects that it has the most in common with include The Occom Circle project as well as the Media Ecology Project. See below for project descriptions and links. The Dartmouth DH website situates the Stainforth project among other DH projects underway at Dartmouth, including (and there are more!) The Bregman Research Studio’s study “Brain, Music, and Auditory Representational Space” (BMARS) and work on the nature of audio-visual experience seeks to answer questions like:…