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 the author of Enlightened Virginity in Eighteenth-Century Literature as well as journal articles and book chapters on eighteenth century literature.
Corrinne Harol joins Technical Director Susan Brown and Research Director Isobel Grundy. This shared direction of the project is part of the shift to a new phase of Orlando, announced at the Digital Diversity conference as Orlando 2.0. Orlando 2.0 sees the project moving in 2016 to welcoming contributions from scholars worldwide through a new online collaborative research platform.
Orlando’s ongoing work include twice-annual updates to the textbase, each of which comprises ten new entries plus many revisions that reflect new publications, new attributions, new contradictions. Current and former project members are contributing to the upcoming Digital Diversity essay collection, which will be published online and in print. Technical work includes developing prototypes for exploring the project’s materials in new ways, and producing a set of linked open data based on Orlando. Recent studies of Orlando are available in DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly and ada: a journal of gender, new media, and technology.
Orlando in the Media
Orlando’s Design Research
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29 April-16 December 1653
England and Wales were governed by the Nominated or Barebones Parliament (140 saints picked by Cromwell to replace the Rump Parliament, which he dissolved).These saints were men chosen for "religious and moral virtues," including a number of radicals. Cromwell's inaugural speech to this body cited the visionary passages of the biblical books of Daniel and Revelation, beloved of sectarian women writers. Reforms to law and land ownership were high on its agenda; but it was dissolved, and power devolved again to the army.
29 April 1663
Anne Conway wrote the second of two letters from Lisburn in Ireland to Joseph Glanvill.
29 April 1690
Anne Finch's husband was arrested, accused of plotting against William and Mary.
- 29 April-16 December 1653