Laura Mandell

Laura Mandell is the author of Misogynous Economies: The Business of Literature in Eighteenth-Century Britain (1999), a Longman Cultural Edition of The Castle of Ortanto and Man of Feeling, and numerous articles primarily about 18th-century women writers. Her recent article in New Literary History, “What Is the Matter? What Literary History Neither Hears Nor Sees,” describes how digital work can be used to conduct research into conceptions informing the writing and printing of 18th-century poetry. She is Project Director of the Poetess Archive, an online scholarly edition and database of women poets, 1750-1900, Director of 18thConnect and ARC, the Advanced Research Consortium overseeing NINES, 18thConnect, and MESA. Her current research involves developing new methods for visualizing poetry, software that will allow all scholars to deep-code documents for data-mining, and as part of the eMOP project, improving OCR software for early modern and 18th-century texts via high performance and cluster computing.


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The Digital in the Humanities: An Interview with Laura Mandell


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