Cutting and Pasting Digital Book History with Whitney Trettien

Guest Lecture

Apr 21 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Whitney Trettien, assistant professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss several experiments in digital book history, drawn from her forthcoming book on radical publishing with scissors and paste in early modern England. The first experiment is a digital edition of a 17th-century woman’s commonplace book, made using Digital Mappa. The second is an Omeka-based digital network tracking the source prints and texts pasted into the biblical harmonies made at Little Gidding. The third is a social network visualizing Humphrey Moseley’s publishing circle. As this presentation argues, digital tools bring into relief the creative interventions of long-neglected early modern publishing projects at the fringes of the London book trade.

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