Here is

a wonderful example of the sorts of projects one can do with — well, with almost anything, but in this case, with “rediscovered” early women writers: Mary Hays: Life, Writings, and Correspondence. The so-called digital humanities are a perfect fit for the sorts of data-intensive work that needs to be done with so many writers and texts. There are projects out there related to individual writers, as well as broader, more encompassing projects like Project Continua, a project that began with Mary Hay’s Female Biography, or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women (1803), a six-volume biography of exemplary women, and has expanded from there.


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Miriam Jones

I am an academic. I teach courses in the long eighteenth century, textual studies, print culture, and speculative fiction.

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