Northern Kentucky University

Poster Title

Online Edition of 17th & 18th Century Women's Poetry: Aphra Behn's "City of Discretion”

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Northern Kentucky University

Abstract

Scholars and teachers of 17th and 18th century women's literature across academia are constantly in search of in-print anthologies of women's poetry for their courses and research. Unfortunately, however, such anthologies frequently go out of print. The student research project represented by this poster presentation is an online critical edition of a long out of print 18th century anthology of women's poetry, most of it unavailable outside of archives inaccessible to most students. Students accept responsibility for one of the works in the anthology; research editions of the work and the life of the author; write a headnote, footnotes, and glosses for the poem; and publish their work on the internet as part of an evolving online edition. When complete, the anthology will reside upon a permanent site, Renascence, which is maintained by Richard Bear, a reference librarian at the University of Oregon. This student fully researched her contribution, researching the publication history and traveling to rare book archives to consult and photograph the 1st edition of her contribution.

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Online Edition of 17th & 18th Century Women's Poetry: Aphra Behn's "City of Discretion”

Scholars and teachers of 17th and 18th century women's literature across academia are constantly in search of in-print anthologies of women's poetry for their courses and research. Unfortunately, however, such anthologies frequently go out of print. The student research project represented by this poster presentation is an online critical edition of a long out of print 18th century anthology of women's poetry, most of it unavailable outside of archives inaccessible to most students. Students accept responsibility for one of the works in the anthology; research editions of the work and the life of the author; write a headnote, footnotes, and glosses for the poem; and publish their work on the internet as part of an evolving online edition. When complete, the anthology will reside upon a permanent site, Renascence, which is maintained by Richard Bear, a reference librarian at the University of Oregon. This student fully researched her contribution, researching the publication history and traveling to rare book archives to consult and photograph the 1st edition of her contribution.