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Exploring multilingual digital editions

The Taylor Institution Library recently launched a new course teaching digital editing, with students able to create digital editions in any language of their choice. I was delighted to be able to contribute by designing the accompanying website on which...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 4 Apr 2019

Mary, Queen of Scots’s Poem Written at the Spa at Buxton Wells

In her brilliant 2014 blog, Rosalind Smith had stated that ‘Mary, Queen of Scots was a poet – and you should know it’. Today I would like to discuss the production, reception and circulation of one understudied short poem attributed...
From: RECIRC on 4 Apr 2018

Transcriptions of Lady Dorothy Shirley’s Poems

Lady Dorothy Shirley (1600-1636) was a poet and literary patron. Two poems have survived from her literary corpus and both of these are transcribed in the manuscript verse miscellany of Lady Dorothy’s friend, Constance Aston Fowler (Huntington Lib.,...
From: RECIRC on 4 Sep 2017

Elizabeth Tanfield Cary and the reception of “An Epitaph upon the Death of the Duke of Buckingham”

Four hundred and eleven years ago this week, George Villiers, the first duke of Buckingham, checked into a Portsmouth inn called The Greyhound. He wouldn’t live long enough to check out. Not long afterwards, a six-line epitaph in the duke’s...
From: RECIRC on 18 Aug 2017

Exploring data visualizations and putting the “digital” in “digital humanities”

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed that there’s been a shift in the kinds of things I’ve been posting lately. Suddenly, photos of rare books and manuscripts have given way to goofy JavaScript animations and screenshots. That’s...
From: RECIRC on 9 Jun 2017

Seventeenth-Century Receptions of Lady Mary Carey

Lady Mary Carey (c. 1609-c. 1680) wrote verse and prose meditations. She was the daughter of Sir John Jackson of Berwick upon Tweed. Her first husband, Pelham Carey, was knighted in 1633 and died in 1642/3. In 1643 Mary Carey married the Parliamentarian...
From: RECIRC on 18 Apr 2017

Auditing the Bodleian Library’s collection for early modern anglophone manuscript miscellanies

RECIRC’s Work Package 3 analyzes the reception and circulation of early modern women’s writing in manuscript culture by focusing on a specific category: the manuscript miscellany. The manuscript miscellany – typically containing miscellaneous...
From: RECIRC on 30 Sep 2016

An early modern English manuscript translation of Marguerite de Valois’s ‘Discours docte et subtil’

RECIRC aims to produce a large-scale, quantitative analysis of how women’s texts and reputations gained traction in the early modern period. It addresses writers who were translated and read in English as well as women born and resident in Anglophone...
From: RECIRC on 26 Aug 2016

RECIRC by the numbers

I’m writing to you today from beautiful Bruges, where I am presenting at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference. (In fact, my presentation is in less than two hours.) This is my second presentation this week, as I also attended “’Life...
From: RECIRC on 19 Aug 2016

A Newly Discovered Manuscript Adaptation of Ephelia’s ‘The Twin Flame’

1679 witnessed the printing of Female Poems on Several Occasions. Written by Ephelia. Bodleian Library, Oxford, 8⁰ Rawl. 305. Image from Early English Books Online.Ephelia is almost certainly a pseudonymous author. Her identity (or identities) are...
From: RECIRC on 29 Jun 2016

Kanye West and John Donne: more alike than you realize

A few months ago, I was listening to Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo on Spotify, and I noticed that the album seemed…different. For those of you who aren’t familiar with The Life of Pablo, it is rapper West’s seventh album....
From: RECIRC on 22 Jun 2016

Anne Finch (1661-1720) and Jacobite Manuscript Poetry

On the RECIRC project, I have been working on Irish-language poetry by women, most of which was composed and transmitted orally. While some male poets also produced oral compositions in Irish, the majority of their work was part of a literary culture...
From: RECIRC on 10 Jun 2016

Writing tables: or, making information management look good

While working at the Folger Shakespeare Library last September, I was surprised when, along with a manuscript, I also received a pair of white gloves. Although such gloves had been required in reading rooms decades ago, many research libraries...
From: RECIRC on 11 May 2016

Female Authority, Medicine and Consumption in MS Rawlinson D. 947

Early modern manuscript miscellanies are typically collections of verse and prose which were compiled and circulated in a variety of different locations, including the universities, royal courts, households, and Inns of Court. The Bodleian Library, Oxford...
From: RECIRC on 5 May 2016

Marks of ownership and access in early modern manuscripts

There are lots of ways to determine who might have owned an early modern book or manuscript, including handwriting evidence, bindings, marginalia, and so on. When we’re lucky, early owners and readers will have claimed their books with clear ownership...
From: RECIRC on 2 Mar 2016

November Blogroll: Miscellanies Edition

This year the Early Modern Reading Group—an IPRH-affiliated reading and discussion group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—is focusing on sonnet sequences and recent criticism on the form. Our reading will range from Philip...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 6 Nov 2015

ASECS 2015: a personal round-up

The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) annual conference this year landed in Los Angeles - a perfect opportunity for me to escape to the Californian sun learn more about new research on poetry, authorship, and reading, and connect...
From: Digital Miscellanies Index on 31 Mar 2015

Call for book proposals: Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

Call for book series proposals: Literary & Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity For more than a decade now, Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity, http://www.ashgate.com/LITSCI, has provided a forum for groundbreaking work on the relations...
From: The Early Modern Blog on 2 Mar 2015

Material Cultures of Early Modern Women’s Writing

November sees the publication of a collection of essay, Material Culture of Early Modern Women’s Writing, edited by Patricia Pender and Ros Smith and  sponsored by the Early Modern Women’s Research Network. Many of these essays arise out...
From: The Early Modern Blog on 18 Nov 2014

EMRC Seminar: Hannah Newton

On Wednesday 12th November, Dr Hannah Newton will speak on ‘The Sick Child in Early Modern England, 1580-1720′, the title of her recent book published by OUP, Hannah Newton, The Sick Child in Early Modern England, 1580-1720. at 1.15pm in...
From: The Early Modern Blog on 11 Nov 2014

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