BARS Digital Events: ‘Digital Editions in Romantic Studies’

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Following the success of our first session on ‘Perspectives on the Field’, the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) is delighted to announce the second session of our new Digital Events programme.  Please join us on Thursday 26 November at 5pm GMT on Zoom for a roundtable discussion between  Professor Lynda Pratt, Dr. Sophie Coulombeau, Dr. Corrina Readioff, and Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull on the topic of ‘Digital Editions in Romantic Studies’, chaired by BARS President, Professor Anthony Mandal. During this 80-minute session, our guests will introduce and discuss the work they have undertaken on creating and providing digital collections, their rationales for doing so, any challenges faced by such projects, and the benefits and advantages of digital editions and digital networks in research, in teaching, and in outreach and dissemination. After this, the audience will be invited to take part in a moderated Q&A session. 

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About our invited speakers:

Dr. Corrina Readioff is a recent graduate of the North West Doctoral Training Partnership, graduating with her PhD from the University of Liverpool in 2019. She is currently an Honorary Fellow at the University of Liverpool. Dr. Readioff co-founded the ‘Eighteenth Century Paratext Research Network’ which offers to bring scholars of paratexts together, circulate bibliographies, submit panels at conferences, and publish blogs.  

Lynda Pratt is Professor of Romanticism at the University of Nottingham. She is a General Editor of the born-digital, open access edition of The Collected Letters of Robert Southey (publication ongoing at Romantic Circles) and has published extensively on Southey and his circle. 

Dr. Sophie Coulombeau is a Lecturer in eighteenth-century and Romantic literature and culture at the University of York. In 2019, she was part of a team awarded a large AHRC grant for the project, ‘Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers’, based at the John Rylands Library. This project will provide an open access scholarly edition of Hamilton letters and diaries. She is also a novelist.  

Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull is a D.Phil Candidate in Mansfield College, University of Oxford. His doctoral research focuses on the materiality of women’s writing between 1580 and 1830. Ben is a Research Assistant on the ‘Opening the Edgeworth Papers’ Project. This project will explore and analyze the manuscript archives of Maria Edgeworth and the Edgeworth family, and intends to work towards and provide a digital remediation and analysis of the Edgeworth archive. Ben is also a contributing editor for the Cambridge Works of Jonathan Swift. He has previously worked as a research assistant on the Oxford Traherne Project, where he helped to develop The Traherne Digital Collator.