A venue for digital humanists studying early modern texts and culture (roughly 1450-1700), principally in the English language. The EMDC serves at least three purposes:
1 / to foster scholarly collaborations among early modern DHists;
2 / to pose + answer questions specific to our research objects; and
3 / to propose + test ways for current tools and resources to address our joint + several problems.
Eric Dunnum deposited Dauphine Was Right: Masques, the Authenticity of (Un)Performed Identity, and the Two Prologues of Epicene in the group EMDC: The Early Modern Digital Collaboratory on MLA Commons 6 months ago
This paper argues that Epicene, Jonson’s first public play after being made official court masque writer, is unusually optimistic about the possibilities of drama. The play explores the possibility of creating an authentic personality through performance, an idea that Jonson is often hostile towards. However, Jonson’s flirtation with this…[Read more]
One day after our creation and the EMDC has 7 new members!
The EMDC fulfils an idea that circulated at MLA 2013: what if early modernists using digital humanities tools and methods had a venue for our research collaborations? The MLA Commons launched its platform at the […]