In Progress and Completed

What’s in Progress?

(as of August 2020)

The Bow and the Cloud and the Networks of Anti-Slavery Literature in Great Britain.

Started in March 2018 with the support of a digital humanities start-up grant from the John Rylands Research Institute (University of Manchester), this project is creating a digital edition of Mary Anne Rawson’s 1834 anti-slavery anthology. It will be based on all the surviving manuscripts of the submissions (with their covering letters). It will also offer, for the first time, a textual history of the anthology and its role within the network of abolitionism and anthologies in the early nineteenth century.

Herman Melville Electronic Library:

Annotation of fluid text edition of Billy Budd, Sailor with TextLab. Adding revision narratives to early chapters with Juxta editions. Soon I am also planning to begin work on the Melville family correspondence project.

Melville’s Marginalia Online:

XML markup of digital surrogates of Melville’s books; digital text analysis of marginalia in works of philosophy.

Completed Projects

The Innocents Abroad, by Mark Twain (as associate editor): (Forthcoming) I worked extensively on this scholarly edition as an associate editor with a team of editors at the Mark Twain Project from 2014–2017, performing various textual collations, writing contextual annotations for several chapters, and researching various historical and biographical information for the general editor of the volume. Since I am no longer at MTP, I have stopped working on the book, but it is expected to be completed sometime this year.

Electronic text of UC Press Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain (summer 2017). Post-processed TEI-XML, prepared illustrations.

“Mark Twain: April Fool, 1884” (co-edited with Leslie Myrick), published in Scholarly Editing Vol. 38 (2017). (see also the nifty network graph!)

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 3, as associate editor (University of California Press, 2015).

“Journal. 1839,” by Christopher Cranch. Scholarly Editing 35 (2014).

“Melville’s Marginalia in Arthur Schopenhauer’s Studies in Pessimism.” Melville’s Marginalia Online (2012).