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Writers With Entries: January 2018 Update

NEW AUTHOR ENTRIES

  • This batch of new entries remarkably reflects the international aspect of British women’s writing. We have here authors of English, Irish, Welsh, New Zealand, Nigerian, and totally unknown origins and allegiances; we have careers largely pursued in Italy, Mexico, New Mexico, New York, and all around the world; we have intimate involvement with other cultures — not only the list just above, but . . . Read more

Orlando welcomes editorial and advisory board members

As part of our shift to Orlando 2.0, we have invited scholars of women’s writing and digital humanities to join our editorial and advisory boards. We will be working with them on such initiatives as the peer-reviewed process of external contributions to the Orlando textbase and a collection of print volumes drawn from and in dialogue with the textbase. Read more about them here.

Susan Brown holds Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Digital Scholarship

Congratulations to Orlando’s Susan Brown, recently appointed Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Collaborative Digital Scholarship at the University of Guelph. In other news, Laura Mandell includes Susan Brown on her short list of DH leaders in her interview with Melissa Dinsman on “The Digital in the Humanities” for the Los Angeles Review of Books. Mandell observes, “the major digital humanists in my field are women . . . Read more

Margaret Atwood, Canadian literary history, and the University of Alberta

In early April, Margaret Atwood delivered the 10th annual Henry Kreisel Lecture, sponsored by the University of Alberta’s Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de Littérature Canadienne (CLC). Her lecture, “The Burgess Shale: The Canadian Literary Landscape of the 1960s,” will be broadcast by CBC Radio’s Ideas later this year. Here is Atwood at the event with the Orlando Project’s Patricia Clements (right) and the CLC’s Marie Carrière (centre).

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Writers With Entries: January 2016 Update

NEW AUTHOR ENTRIES

  • Mary Mollineux, c. 1651 – 1696: A north-country Quaker who directed her poetry to literary as well as religious ends.
  • Alison Cockburn, 1713 – 1794: She has the place in the story of the Scottish ballad revival and wrote other occasional poems, letters, and memoirs.
  • Ann Thicknesse, 1737 – 1824: wife of a writer notorious for quarrels and shady dealing. Her . . . Read more

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For March, Women’s History Month, Orlando is open access.
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New Directions/Directors for Orlando

We are delighted to announce that Corrinne Harol has undertaken the position of Literary Director of the Orlando Project.

Dr. Harol (PhD UCLA), Associate Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta, specializes in Restoration and eighteenth-century literature and culture. Areas of research interest include the intersections of literary, scientific, political, and religious discourses; intellectual history and critical theory; feminist theory and gender studies. She is . . . Read more

Writers with Entries: July 2015 Updates

NEW AUTHOR ENTRIES

  • Lady Hester Pulter, 1605 – 1678: major poet who has remained unknown until fairly recently because she seems not to have circulated her work, even in manuscript.
  • Margaret Calderwood, 1715 – 1774: Scotswoman whose journal of travelling to Continental Europe includes trenchant observations about England. She also wrote an unpublished novel and a manual about estate management.
  • Sarah, Lady Pennington, c. . . . Read more

Writers with Entries: January 2015 Update

NEW AUTHOR ENTRIES

  • Elizabeth Grymeston, before 1563-1601/4. Her single surviving text, published soon after her death, is a literary-historical landmark whether read as conduct literature, essays, or a mother’s legacy.
  • Olaudah Equiano, c. 1745-1797. Afro-British sailor, explorer, and autobiographer. His memoirs are the most important among his various abolitionist writings.
  • Anna Maria Mackenzie, by 1760-after 1816. Author of fifteen novels and a biblical paraphrase: . . . Read more

Writers with Entries: July 2014 Updates

New Author Entries

  • Rose Hickman, 1526-1613: Protestant middle-class Londoner whose memoirs of the turbulent Reformation years were preserved by her descendants as “Certaine old storyes recorded by an aged gentlewoman”.
  • Sarah, Lady Cowper, 1644-1723: diarist, commonplace-book writer, and abridger (for a daughter-in-law) of a history of the world from biblical times to the present.
  • Mary, Countess Cowper, 1685-1724: like her mother-in-law a diarist, . . . Read more
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