18c British literature

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Laboring-Class Poets Online

Posted by Cole Crawford on June 20, 2017

Laboring-Class Poets OnlineĀ is a database-driven website that aggregates biographical and bibliographical information about the more than 2,000 laboring-class poets who published between 1700 and 1900 and the texts they produced. It functions as a clearinghouse for data about poets from the lower classes who lived in the British Isles or in British colonies, and thereby helps demonstrate the importance of laboring-class writing to social and literary history.

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Digital Science Archive

Posted by Melissa Bailes on November 18, 2011

This archival project will provide an online multimedia collection of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century scientific poems, novels, treatises, and illustrations. Covering the fields of botany, zoology, geology, chemistry, astronomy, etc., it will appeal to literary scholars and historians of science alike. The archive will be fully searchable, including effective pedagogical tools to help students understand the important overlaps of literature and science in this era.

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Anne Finch Digital Archive

Posted by Melissa Bailes on November 18, 2011

This project constitutes an online accompaniment to The Complete Works of Anne Finch (Cambridge UP, 2013), edited by Jennifer Keith and Claudia Kairoff. It will be an open-access digital archive, meaning an online multimedia collection and organization of data, including high-quality digital facsimiles of original materials. The site will be fully searchable, providing transcriptions of poems as well as effective teaching tools and scroll-over maps.