Thompson and PhD Student Present On Creating Digital Edition of Antebellum Periodical Poetry

Posted on 9/15/2014 3:28:55 PM

Todd Thompson, associate professor of English and coordinator of the MA in English: Literature and MA in English: Composition and Literature programs, copresented at the Liberal Arts and Technology Summit at Penn State University on September 13, 2014.

Thompson and Jessica Showalter, a PhD in Literature and Criticism student at IUP, presented a talk entitled “On Creating a Small-Scale Digital Edition of Antebellum Periodical Poetry.” In it, they described collaborative and markup technologies they have used to create a digital humanities project documenting multiple newspaper and periodical reprints of poet James Russell Lowell’s satires protesting the US-Mexico War of 1846–1848.

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