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 . . . 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 . . . Read more

Writers With Entries: January 2016 Update


  • 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.
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Orlando free for March 2016

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


  • 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 She also wrote an unpublished novel . . . Read more

Writers with Entries: January 2015 Update


  • 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.
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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.
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Dr. Patricia Clements recipient of honorary degree

On 10 June 2015 Dr. Patricia Clements, founding director of the Orlando Project, received an honorary D.Litt. from the University of Alberta. Dr. Clements, along with thirteen other outstanding individuals, participated in celebrating and encouraging the University of Alberta graduating class of June 2015.

Writers with Entries: January 2014 Update

New Author Entries

  • Anne Thérèse de Lambert, 1647-1733: French writer of conduct books and comment on the status of women, highly influential in England.
  • Mary Caesar, 1677-1741: in beautiful handwriting but atrocious spelling, she kept for more than twenty years an extraordinary journal of her own and her husband’s intense involvement in the . . . Read more
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