Digital Scholarship in English Studies

The list below provides a partial introduction to digital scholarship by members of the Department of English at Ohio State—partial because it is incomplete but also partial by definintion. After all, for some time now virtually all scholarship in English studies has been born and/or raised digitally, spending some or all of its life in an application on a computer. Thus, the categories included below focus on but a few subsets of digital scholarship in which digital media play central roles.

We hope that these sites will encourage you to ask faculty and advanced grad students in your areas of interest about these and other digital projects and expertise in the English Department.

Ongoing Research Projects

The Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive and Scholarly Edition
Beth Hewitt (letters) and Jared Gardner (American Register), co-editors

Database of Early English Playbooks (DEEP)
Alan Farmer, co-developer

Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (DALN)
Lewis Ulman and Cynthia Selfe, co-developers and directors

Reliable Witnesses
Lewis Ulman, principal editor
Also: WB Anderson Letters

Stories from the Columbus Hilltop Neighborhood
Dickie Selfe, developer

Online Publications

Scott DeWitt, Michael Harker, and Aaron McKain, co-developers

Computers and Composition: An International Journal
Cynthia Selfe, co-editor

Computers and Composition Digital Press
Cynthia Selfe, co-editor

Disability Studies Quarterly
Brenda Brueggemann, co-editor

Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion
Sheila Bock, Kelly Bradbury, Kate Comer, Catie Crabtree, Vera Dukaj, Kaitlin Dyer, Tim Jensen, editors

Writers Talk
Doug Dangler, developer and host

Conferences and Institutes

Compose, Read, & Research Unconference
Dickie Selfe, organizer

Digital Media and Composition Institute (DMAC)
Cynthia Selfe and Scott DeWitt, co-organizers

Digital Media in a Social World Conference
Doug Dangler, organizer

Blogs and Bibliographies

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Online Bibliography
Lewis Ulman, editor

Cultural Property
Dorry Noyes, contributor

Early Modern Online Bibliography
David Brewer, contributing book reviewer

Gutter Geek: The Discontinuous Review of Graphic Narrative
Jared Gardner, editor