Editing Modernism in Canada


Online Archives and Editions

Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven Digital Library: A student created archive out of the University of Maryland, this digital library uses the Versioning Machine 3.2 to compare different versions of poems.

In Transition: Selected Poems by the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven: Created by Tanya Clement, Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin, this digital project makes use of the Versioning Machine 4.0 to compare different versions of poems.

The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online: The largest and most widely used Darwin resource in the world, contains 100 320 searchable pages and 214 142 page images, including publications and manuscripts.

On the Origin of Species: The Preservation of Favoured Traces: Ben Fry has created a stunning visual representation of the evolution of Darwin’s text over six editions.

Modernist Journals Project: Run out of Brown University and the University of Tulsa, The Modernist Journals Project is a multi-faceted project that aims to be a major resource for the study of modernism and its rise in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature as its central concern. The site features PDFs and images of periodicals, books, and essays from the Modernist period, as well as contextual information in the form of biographies, critical introductions, and secondary literature.

Rossetti Archive: Completed in 2008 to the plan laid out in 1993, the Archive provides students and scholars with access to all of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s pictorial and textual works and to a large contextual corpus of materials,  All documents are encoded for structured search and analysis. The Rossetti Archive aims to include high-quality digital images of every surviving documentary state of Rossetti’s works: all the manuscripts, proofs, and original editions, as well as the drawings, paintings, and designs of various kinds, including his collaborative photographic and craft works. These primary materials are transacted with a substantial body of editorial commentary, notes, and glosses.

The Shakespeare Quartos Archive: A digital collection of pre-1642 editions of William Shakespeare’s plays. A cross-Atlantic collaboration has also produced an interactive interface for the detailed study of these geographically distant quartos, with full functionality for all thirty-two quarto copies of Hamlet held by participating institutions. The site allows you to compare different copies of Hamlet by text or by image.

Digital Thoreau: The project’s core is a digital text of Walden encoded according to the TEI standards and enriched by scholarly annotations, links, images, and social tools that enable users to create conversations around the text. The site also uses the Versioning Machine 4.0 to allow users to compare versions of Walden.

George Whalley: created by Michael DiSanto, Assistant Professor at Algoma University, this site acts as an introduction to George Whalley, the eminent and accomplished Canadian man of letters. It includes samples of Whalley’s works, recordings of Whalley reading his poems, photographs from his life, a bibliography of works he produced., and links to infor on his archival material at Queen’s University and the University of Toronto.

Walt Whitman Archive: An electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman’s vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students, and general readers. Directed by Kenneth M. Price (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Ed Folsom (University of Iowa).