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Interpreting Insights: Reflecting on Numerical Analyses of Women Writers Online Citations 

Interpreting Insights: Reflecting on Numerical Analyses of Women Writers Online Citations 

This is a post in a series authored by our encoding team on the Intertextual Networks project. For more information, see here. By Adam Mazel, WWP and DSG Research Collaborator, Northeastern University What are some of the challenges of interpreting computer-generated literary statistics? In this blog post, I respond to this question by reflecting on my process of computationally analyzing textual citations in Women Writers Online (WWO), a collection of digitized writing in English by women between 1526 and 1850. These citations are…

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Genre and Gender Differences

Genre and Gender Differences

This is a post in a series authored by our encoding team on the Intertextual Networks project. For more information, see here. By Kenneth Oravetz, WWP Research Fellow, Northeastern University I joined the Women Writers Project to create a genre taxonomy for the Intertextual Networks bibliography, a bibliography of all of the works cited in the early modern texts in the Women Writers Online collection. I wrote a bit about the process behind creating that taxonomy here. With the taxonomy in place,…

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Tackling Biblical Referencing in the WWO Archive with TEI markup

Tackling Biblical Referencing in the WWO Archive with TEI markup

This is a post in a series authored by our encoders on the Intertextual Networks project. For more information, see here. By Molly Nebiolo, Research and Encoding Specialist, Intertextual Networks, Northeastern University One of the distinctive features of a collection of early modern texts is the large amount of biblical references and quotes. For the Women Writers Online corpus, this is particularly evident. There are approximately 3,800 biblical references throughout the WWO collection, each of which have been tagged with the elements <regMe> (or…

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Creating the Intertextual Networks Genre Taxonomy

Creating the Intertextual Networks Genre Taxonomy

This is a post in a series authored by our encoding team on the Intertextual Networks project. For more information, see here. By Kenneth Oravetz, WWP Research Fellow, Northeastern University I joined the WWP in the middle of the Intertextual Networks project, an effort to create a comprehensive bibliography of the works cited, quoted, and alluded to by the authors in Women Writers Online, the main WWP collection of pre-Victorian women’s writing. Following my aforementioned interests in genre classification, I decided to…

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Like a Woman: Gender Confusion in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Who’s the Dupe?

Like a Woman: Gender Confusion in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Who’s the Dupe?

This is a post in a series authored by our collaborators on the Intertextual Networks project. For more information, see here. By Tabitha Kenlon, Assistant Professor at the American University in Dubai My previous post explored eighteenth-century British playwright Hannah Cowley’s references to and borrowings from William Shakespeare in her A Bold Stroke for a Husband. That play contains a direct reference to Taming of the Shrew and features a cross-dressed heroine and a love quadrangle that seems to have been inspired by…

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Literary Exceptionalism, Literary Community: Mary Wroth in Context

Literary Exceptionalism, Literary Community: Mary Wroth in Context

This post is part of a series authored by our collaborators on the Intertextual Networks project. For more information, see here.  By Amanda Henrichs, Amherst College In my previous post for the Intertextual Networks project, I outlined some of the background of the Sidney family and of my planned contribution to the project; briefly, scholarship on the women of the Sidney family accepts as fact a strong literary relationship between Mary Wroth and her aunt Mary Sidney Herbert. Wroth is mostly clearly influenced…

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To the Right Honourable, Virtuous, Heroical Reader

To the Right Honourable, Virtuous, Heroical Reader

This post was authored by Anna Kroon, University of New Haven class of 2019, who held an internship at the WWP during the summer of 2017.  I came to the Women Writers Project really excited to work on such a large project with a wide variety of texts in their files. My experience was limited to Victorian shipboard newspapers, so anything not related to the ocean or intellectual boat humor was thrilling to me. Since I had experience with XML…

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Intertextual Networks: Theorizing and Encoding Textual Connections in Early Women’s Writing

Intertextual Networks: Theorizing and Encoding Textual Connections in Early Women’s Writing

Below are lecture notes from a paper by Sarah Connell and Julia Flanders, part of a panel on intertextuality in early women’s texts at DH2017.  I want to begin by thanking our co-panelists for their really thoughtful and exciting presentations, as well as my co-author Julia Flanders, the conference organizers, and, of course, all of you for joining us today. I also have to thank the NEH for their support of this project as well as the rest of the…

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Intertextuality in Mary Astell’s A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (1694) and in Reflections upon Marriage (1706)

Intertextuality in Mary Astell’s A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (1694) and in Reflections upon Marriage (1706)

This post is part of a series authored by our collaborators on the Intertextual Networks project. For more information, see here.  By Ioanna Kyvernitou, National University of Ireland, Galway  For Intertextual Networks, I am evaluating the markup in two works of Mary Astell (1666–1731) as found in Women Writers Online–A Serious Proposal to the Ladies, for the Advancement of Their True and Greatest Interest (1694) and the third edition of Reflections upon Marriage (1706)–in order to consider practices for encoding intertextuality. Astell, a philosopher and theologian who…

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The Queen’s Two Corpora: Finding Elizabeth using the WWO Database

The Queen’s Two Corpora: Finding Elizabeth using the WWO Database

This post is part of a series authored by our collaborators on the Intertextual Networks project. For more information, see here.  By Kristen Abbott Bennett, Framingham State University At Tilbury, Elizabeth I gave a rousing speech to motivate her subjects, exclaiming: “I know I have the bodie, but of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and Stomach of a King, and of a King of England” (Cabala). Elizabeth’s recognition of her female princely bodies as simultaneously separate and the same…

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