Digitizing Women Writers: Part Two

[Re-posted from the Floating Academy.] Last fall, I posted about two projects that take different approaches to digitizing women’s writing:  one on Charlotte Yonge, and one on Oliver Schreiner.  This spring, I was lucky to participate as an editor in the second annual meeting of the Digital Mitford Project. Around 15 of us gathered on […]

Finding Creative Commons Images for Scholarly Work

I recently heard a scholar complain about the lack of images of disability available online.  Working on 19th C Disability:  A Digital Reader, I’ve become a bit of an expert at sussing out nineteenth-century images that are available under a Creative Commons License.  I thought it might be helpful to post about them for those […]

The Nineteenth-Century Novel, Anthropologie Style

[Reposted from The Floating Academy] As a follow up to Jennifer Esmail’s interesting posts on the marketing of Victorian novels with classic status through new covers, I wanted to share these books from Anthropologie, which are nineteenth-century classics being marketed for the holiday season solely through their covers.  In the last post, Jen talked about how Victorian novels like Dracula and Wuthering Heights were […]

Victorian Musicals

I saw The Mystery of Edwin Drood in New York last weekend, almost by accident.  It turned out that the friend I was visiting was doing the lighting.  It was a lot if fun, especially since we all got to go backstage afterwards with her and see the mechanics of the show.  The adaptation was […]

Image Licensing in the Digital Age

As I wrap up the special issue of Women’s Writing on Dinah Mulock Craik that I’ve been editing, one of my last tasks is to pick an image for the cover.  One of the most tangible and exciting things to come out of the internet era for those of us who work on lesser-known authors is that […]