Although poetry is often treated as silent print on the page, this talk details how digital tools can augment poetry’s aural and performed dimensions. The talk presents three such digital projects: Songs of the Victorians, an archive and analysis of musical settings of famous Victorian poems, Augmented Notes, a tool for creating digital scores
Infinite Ulysses was the 2014-15 Winnemore Digital Dissertation project of Amanda Visconti, who created a participatory digital edition of James Joyce's difficult but rewarding novel Ulysses. This project built on her master's thesis work at the University of Michigan School of Information, where she explored user testing for the digital humanities, and how digital archives and editions might be designed to include a public audience.
Scholars of contemporary fiction face special challenges in making the turn toward digitized corpora and empirical method. Their field is one of exceptionally large and uncertain scale, subject to ongoing transformation and dispute, and shrouded in copyright. I will present one possible way forward, based on my work for a special issue of Modern Language
Foreign Literatures in America (FLA) is a project devoted to the recovery and understanding of the significance of foreign authored literary works, as well as immigrant authored literary works, in the U.S. throughout U.S. history. FLA pursues this goal by offering various means of studying the reception of foreign and immigrant authored literary works in the U.S., in interdisciplinary terms that encompass literature, culture, politics, history, and international relations.
A Dictionary, A Database, A Desultory Reader: Metaphors for the Mind in Eighteenth-Century Literature
Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of Literature at the University of Virginia, explores the topic of text-mining through his research in the use of language and metaphor in eighteenth-century British literature.