Out this fall, Everywhere and Nowhere: Anonymity and Mediation in Eighteenth-Century Britain, is available for preorder from the University of Minnesota Press. https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/everywhere-and-nowhere
Cross-posted at… mattieburkert.com In our 2016 essay, “Archives, Numbers, Meaning: The Eighteenth-Century Playbill at Scale,” we presented a quantitative analysis of over 1,400 archival playbills from mid-eighteenth-century London (you can download our data here). Our analysis showed that in this period, the seemingly empty designation “a Play” functioned as a marker of mixed and sometimesContinue reading ““Archives, Numbers, Meaning:” A Coda”
BH and DH: Book History and Digital Humanities September 22-24, 2017 | Madison, Wisconsin web: http://www.wiscprintdigital.org/conferences/ Call for Individual Papers and Complete/Partial Panels Proposals due to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> by April 15, 2017 Decision Notification by May 15, 2017 Organizers: Jonathan Senchyne, Heather Wacha, Mark Vareschi Questions to: email@example.com Keynote Lecture: Matthew Kirschenbaum, Professor of English atContinue reading “BH and DH: Book History and Digital Humanities Conference CFP”
Just out from Theatre Journal, co-written with Mattie Burkert (Utah State University), our article on 18-c playbills and data mediation. Archives, Numbers, Meaning: The Eighteenth-Century Playbill at Scale http://muse.jhu.edu/article/645398
The Fall 2016 issue of Badger Insider has a very nice write up of my English 178, Frankenstein, Robocop, Big Data course. The article doesn’t seem to be online yet, but here’s a photo of the print article by Niki Denison.
Mark Vareschi ~ Assistant Professor ~ Department of English ~ University of Wisconsin – Madison – e-mail My current book project, Everywhere and Nowhere: Anonymity and Mediation in Eighteenth-Century England considers the ubiquity and near invisibility of both anonymity and mediation in the publication and circulation of literature. Anonymous authorship was typical and therefore everywhere; James Raven, for example,Continue reading