The Women Writers Project at Northeastern University is seeking collaborators for Intertextual Networks, a three-year, $290,000 project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (http://www.neh.gov/) and focusing on intertextuality in early women’s writing. Starting in October 2016, the WWP will begin work on this collaborative research initiative that will examine the citation and quotation practices of the authors represented in Women Writers Online (WWO) to explore and theorize the representation of intertextuality.
For this project, the WWP will assemble a team that includes faculty, graduate students, and members of the WWP staff, representing a diverse set of perspectives and expertise. Each member of the collaborative group will pursue a personal research project engaging with materials from WWO, to be published in Women Writers in Context (http://wwp.neu.edu/context/), the WWP’s open-access publication series. Collaborators might develop research articles, short exhibits, visualizations, experimental encodings, and other explorations of intertextuality. We will also be developing interface tools for exploring intertextual connections and patterns.
As part of this work, we will be undertaking a broad encoding of quotations and citations across the entire WWO collection, linking textual references to a comprehensive bibliography of sources, which we will make openly available at the WWO Lab (http://wwp.neu.edu/wwo/lab/). We will also make a deeper exploration of subtler kinds of intertextual reference (such as allusion and parody) in a subset of the collection, to reveal the many ways in which the textual space reverberates with echoes and referential gestures. This deeper exploration will be strongly informed by the research of our scholarly collaborators and the particular projects they undertake.
For more details and to submit a proposal, see: http://wwp.neu.edu/research/projects/intertextuality/index.html
Please circulate to interested colleagues!
Best wishes and thanks, Julia
Director, Women Writers Project
Director, Digital Scholarship Group
Professor of Practice