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Month: December 2018

WWP Alumni: Eléna Rivera

WWP Alumni: Eléna Rivera

To celebrate our thirtieth anniversary, we are launching a new series featuring stories from people who have helped shaped the Women Writers Project. Here, Professor Eléna Rivera (Senior Encoder, 1997–1999) shares some memories from her time at the WWP.  We hope you enjoy the series! I was working at the John Hay Library at Brown University at the time, cataloguing and sorting through manuscript collections, when I saw the job posting for a Lead Encoder and Text Editor at the…

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Text Publication Technologies

Text Publication Technologies

To celebrate our thirtieth anniversary, we are launching a new series featuring images from the WWP’s history throughout the past few decades. We hope you enjoy the series! Since our inception at Brown University in 1988, the Women Writers Project has worked with various methods of publishing early women’s texts. We’ve used many different technologies and tools to transcribe, encode, proof, and publish 411 texts by women between 1526 and 1850 as of winter 2018. We’ve encoded these texts from…

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Teaching Editing in an Undergraduate Women Writers Classroom

Teaching Editing in an Undergraduate Women Writers Classroom

By Liza Blake, University of Toronto Note: Liza Blake is a pedagogical development consultant for the WWP. This write-up makes reference to the following four files: a syllabus, and three assignment sheets: EWW1; EWW2; and EWW3. CONTEXT AND GOALS This post will describe a three-part “Editing Women Writers” set of scaffolded assignments that I used in my undergraduate course “Early Modern Women Writers” in the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)’s Spring term of 2018. The class’s evaluation was divided: half of the grades came from more typical…

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Announcing “Thirty Years, Thirty Ideas”

Announcing “Thirty Years, Thirty Ideas”

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Women Writers Project, we are announcing a new series of short explorations of Women Writers Online: “Thirty Years, Thirty Ideas.” In this series, authors will consider a single topic—such as reading, childbirth, war, servants, clothing, or the environment—as an entry point into the WWO collection. The essays in the series, published on our open-access Women Writers in Context platform, are aimed at kindling excitement in readers and helping them to discover new…

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