(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
28 January 2019, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Room 234, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Christopher Ohge (Institute of English Studies)
Digital Marginalia

Authorial marginalia is enigmatic in literary study, partly due to its fragmentary nature. Yet it can also provide clues into an author's reading habits and creative process. After surveying recent attempts by scholars to encode marginalia for digital publication, the seminar will focus on Ohge's recent work on Herman Melville's marginalia, which combines XML encoding and text analysis techniques to achieve a more sophisticated (and holistic) understanding of Melville's reading and writing process.

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