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An exhibit of the works of Aubrey Beardsley, an artistic genius, a modern innovator in form and design, as well as a cultural radical and provocateur. Reviewed in The New Yorker.
The Lili Elbe Digital Archive documents the life narrative of Lili Elbe, who underwent one of the first genital transformation surgeries (as they were then known) in Dresden in 1930. Transcribed and encoded facsimiles of the four published editions and the German typescript enable detailed comparison of the different versions. The narrative is supplemented by archival materials, such as letters by Lili Elbe and the editor, Ernst Harthern (a.k.a. Niels Hoyer); articles from periodicals of the 1920s and 30s; and chapters on Elbe from Magnus Hirschfeld and Hélène Allatini. All materials have been translated into English for wider access. The Lili Elbe Digital Archive is a companion to Man into Woman: A Comparative Scholarly Edition, edited by Pamela L. Caughie and Sabine Meyer (Bloomsbury 2020).
An exhibit featuring previously unpublished archival documents from the Newberry Library. The focus of Making Modernism is the literature of Chicago in connection with the unique urban, economic, and cultural history of the city.
Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde documents Mina Loy’s avant-garde affiliations, pursuing new modes of textual and visual expression in order to invite a closer, more informed engagement with her work
New York 1920s: 100 Years Ago Today (When We Became Modern offers archival materials related to New York City on this date one hundred years ago.
The personal record of an unmarried woman who earned her living first as a governess, then as a clerk in a London employment agency from about 1913 to 1934. This edition makes available the rare and little known text, and includes annotations, page images, contemporary reviews, and the original editor’s letters to Virginia Woolf, whose feminism inspired her work.
An open-access archive and digital research initiative for the study and preservation of one of the twentieth century’s most influential print culture forms: the all-fiction pulpwood magazine.
The project brings together digital facsimiles of documents that are now preserved in different holding libraries, and adds transcriptions of Beckett’s manuscripts, tools for bilingual and genetic version comparison, a search engine, and an analysis of the textual genesis of his works.
A digital archive of Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (1927) intended to serve as a resource for research and study of Woolf’s modernist classic. It includes images and transcriptions of the drafts, typescripts, proofs, and early editions of the novel, as well as a wealth of contextual materials.
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Open scholarly edition of James Joyce’s novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, richly annotated in semantic markup with TEI XML and hosted on GitHub. This edition is intended to aggregate much of the existing knowledge about the book in a single file, including textual notes, critical commentary, interpretations, and more, which can be collaboratively updated and expanded over time. To be aggregated in the near future.
James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake set to music by a host of musicians and writers, artists and scholars, in multiple “editions,” supported by a bibliography of music inspired by Joyce’s novel and a wealth of contextual resources and links.
MAPP digitizes and contextualizes publishers’ archives in relation to the people involved in the day-to-day business of creating and selling books.
The historical period we focus on (1900-50) was a time of exponential growth in readership, book-buying, and the number of publishing houses starting up, as the industry modernised rapidly in response to international changes in copyright, changes in printing technology, and global channels of distribution. At the same time, innovative modernist publishers were making space for new types of writing and new voices, including but not limited to working-class, African American, international, anti-colonial, and expatriate writers.
African American Poetry: a Digital Anthology aims to provide access to a comprehensive collection of Black poetry from a crucial historical period. As of summer 2023, this site contains full text versions of about 90 books of poetry (including anthologies as well as single-author books), and a substantial collection of periodical poetry from African American magazines like The Crisis, Opportunity, The Messenger, and Negro World. (See our Note on Historical Language.) The anthology contains substantial collections by major authors like Langston Hughes, Jessie Fauset, Claude McKay, and Countee Cullen, but also materials by many lesser-known writers. By putting all of these materials together on a single site — a project somewhere between an “anthology,” an “archive” and a textual corpus — we hope to give readers new angles of approach to an important literary movement.