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Novels Project - clear full-text copies of novels 1770-1915

A nice clean set of 80 full-text novels published between 1770 and 1915 (current set spans 1786-1847). A good model and potential collaborator for our full-text work.

Jameson's The Antinomies of Realism |

A series of responses to Jameson's recent book (related to realism, novel theory, etc...)

YouTube: Globe Theater and Shakespearean Pronunciatioin

Related to our discussion of pronouncing The Female Quixote and other titles 18th century style.


I just stumbled on this website, and I don't know much about the artist it belongs too, but I thought it would be interesting for us in terms of a "digital book" type experience - from the first page, you click on the moving book, and from there, on other things that all lead you to different pages, unfolding in a way that reminds me of the digital novels Gabby has been talking about. But in another way it's also an online alternative to the traditional artist's portfolio, allowing the artist control over presentation of the work while also responding to the viewer, who here becomes a user/participant in an experience that the artist curates.

Unique at Penn

The Kislak blog for interesting and unique items.

Data Mining the Internet Archive Collection | Programming Historian

Interesting-looking tutorial on downloading and parsing MARC XML records.

Charles Dickens's notes solve the mystery of unidentified Victorian authors - Home News - UK - The Independent

A bit late for our time frame, but Victorian scholars are buzzing with the recent identification of Charles Dickens's copy of All the Year Round, the journal he ran. Most of the articles were published anonymously, but Dickens's edition is annotated with every author's name--apparently in his own handwriting.

I found this a really powerful example of how copy-specific information matters!

Creative Review - Visual Editions: Tristram Shandy

Review of 2010 Visual Edition of Tristram Shandy, which "highlight[s] and exaggerate[s] what Laurence Sterne intended when he first wrote Shandy."

Common Touch | Library Company Exhibition

Reading through feeling...In our cataloging, we recognize books as objects in complex, but significant, relationship with their narrative content. The Library Company of Philadelphia's upcoming exhibit on printed materials for the blind and visually impaired brings that physicality of books to the fore. It's an especially interesting exhibit because it combines historic pieces from LCP's collection with works by contemporary artist Teresa Jaynes.

Mitch on the global circulation of 18th c books tonight!

Mitch is speaking about his work on the global circulation of eighteenth-century books tonight at Penn, and you should all go if you can!

Swarthmore 2015 The Rise of the Novel description

Related to previous link - this is the description of the revised-for-fall-15 class. I have some work to do.

Swarthmore 2014 Rise of the Novel syllabus

I'm working on revising the syllabus for a class I teach called *The Rise of the Novel*. The various version of the class I've taught so far are often partly inspired by and conceptually related to END, but there's never been any direct tie. As I revise, I'm thinking about a few things: 1) Is there some more direct tie-in to END? 2) How can I shoehorn in Tristram Shandy? What would have to go? 3) Are there other texts I want to change? (Gaby's data about other 18th c novel/rise of the novel classes might help me here.) Since I go through the 1860s, I don't have as much space for the 18th c as a traditional r of the n class does. 4) I know I want to integrate some computational text analysis exercises, likely in different forms throughout the semester - but how many and when and how?

Beyond Citation: Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)

Useful information about ECCO from the Beyond Citation project.

JSTOR Understanding Shakespeare - King Lear

And Folger/JSTOR's Folger edition of Lear, with lines linked to scholarly articles that cite those lines. (Maybe I've linked to this already? Many people at Folger/JSTOR worked to create it, among them END alum Anna Levine.)

the preservation of favoured traces | ben fry

A visualization of revisions Charles Darwin made to The Origin of Species in its seven major editions. (I mentioned this to Yumi, since she is beginning to think about visualizing revisions to Pamela between the three major editions during the eighteenth century, and thought others might be interested as well.)