We are delighted to share this new interactive visualization of The Almanacks of Mary Moody Emerson: A Scholarly Digital Edition, a collaboration between editors Noelle A. Baker and Sandra Harbert Petrulionis and the Women Writers project to edit, transcribe, and encode Emerson’s Almanacks for publication in Women Writers Online (WWO).
Based on code created by Sarah Campell and Zheng-yan Yu, this interactive visualization interface was developed as part of the Intertextual Networks project, a three-year research initiative funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities focusing on intertextuality in early women’s writing.
Mary Moody Emerson (1774–1863) was a self-educated scholar, theologian, and author who kept a series of handmade manuscript booklets she called “Almanacks.” The unpublished manuscripts are contained in forty-eight fascicles at Houghton Library, Harvard University.
This visualization shows intertextual references for the 18 Almanacks currently published in WWO. We will continue to update the interface as new Almanacks are added to the collection.
For more on this project, see:
- the general introduction to Emerson’s Almanacks,
- more on Intertextual Networks, and
- the Almanacks in WWO.
Intertextual Networks has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.Tweet