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Claude McKay's Early Poetry (1911-1922): A Digital Collection

Posted by Amardeep Singh on July 19, 2017

A digital collection of Claude McKay's early poetry, including digital editions of his first two collections of poetry published in Jamaica, as well as his later collections published in the U.S. and England. Also included are various miscellaneous poems published in various Jamaican, American, and British periodicals that were not otherwise collected during the poet's lifetime. Site includes contextual and biographical essays and makes use of Scalar's visualization framework to help readers discover relationships among McKay's various poems. 

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Laboring-Class Poets Online

Posted by Cole Crawford on June 20, 2017

Laboring-Class Poets Online 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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Mapping At The Mountains of Madness

Posted by Matt Mckinley on December 14, 2016

This story map is an attempt to geographically chart both the real fictional locations detailed in Lovecraft's novella, At the Mountains of Madness.

In At The Mountains of Madness, Lovecraft's first-person writing style lends the reader an account of the names and coordinates of both real and imagined places, displaying the overlap between Lovecraft's fictional universe and our human world.

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Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive

Posted by Alexander Huber on May 1, 2016

The Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive — ECPA — is a collaborative digital archive and research project devoted to the poetry of the long eighteenth century. Edited and annotated collaboratively, the growing ECPA corpus builds on the electronic texts created by the Text Creation Partnership from Gale’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO). ECPA was founded and is edited by Alexander Huber, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford (editor of the Thomas Gray Archive).

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Women's Print History Project, 1750-1836

Posted by Michelle Levy on April 2, 2016

The Women’s Print History Project, 1750-1830 will be the first comprehensive bibliographical database of women’s contributions to print for one of the most convulsive periods in both women’s and print history. Data from print bibliographies and digital databases is being aggregated and normalized to enable new quantitative understandings of women’s involvement in print culture.

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You Can Read the Comments Section Again: The Faciloscope App and Automated Rhetorical Analysis

Posted by Ryan Omizo on April 1, 2016

The Faciloscope is a web application that employs a support vector machine (svm) (Cortes and Vapnik, 1995) classifier to annotate high-value facilitation moves in online, informal learning and discussion environments. The Faciloscope is designed to return to facilitators and others who would promote online learning and conversation rapid global analysis of how online interactions are developing.

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The Story of the Stuff

Posted by Ashley Maynor on March 28, 2016

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, more than half a million letters and 65,000 teddy bears poured into Newtown, Connecticut. The interactive web documentary, The Story of the Stuff, explores the phenomenon of spontaneous memorials by tracking the disposition of the condolence items sent to Newtown and examining the larger phenomenon of pubic responses to tragedy. 

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Old Testament, New Tricks: Using Biblical Translation to Examine Word Sense and Popular Belief

Posted by Zach Bleemer on March 27, 2016

This project presents a novel framework and empirical technique using digital tools and a small but highly-structured dataset--namely, 14 translations of the Old Testament--to analyze latent beliefs regarding beautiful objects across three broadly-defined populations: 16th century Great Britain, 20th century Germany, and the contemporary United States.

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