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Teaching with digital textualities

Text encoding and other digital practices for engaging with texts can be powerful teaching tools. This page collects the resources I have created for teaching with text encoding and for learning new methods of digital research.

Encoding Digital Editions was created to support Professor Marina Leslie’s Spring 2018 course, Topics in 17th/18th-century British Literature: Becoming Human at Northeastern University. The page includes tips and guidelines, sample encoded texts, assignments, and other resources for classroom-based encoding.

Literature and Digital Diversity is a class I developed and taught with Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon at Northeastern University, Fall 2017. It includes assignments in text encoding, word vector analysis, and digital archive curation.

Designing a Digital Project is a presentation and checklist I developed for the Folger Shakespeare Library’s summer workshop on Early Modern English Drama (EMED); it is published with the EMED Teaching resources.

Encoding the Archive is a page with resources for classroom-based analytical text encoding; it was created to support Professor Marina Leslie’s Spring 2016 course, Topics in Early Literature: Gender, Sex, and Renaissance Bodies, at Northeastern University.

Explorations in Text Analysis outlines several possible approaches for getting started with text analysis—it explains the basic steps for preparing texts for analysis, testing potential text analysis tools, working with test corpora, and moving forward to more complex and involved text analysis practices.