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Event #1277

"Ecologies of Text and World: Hester Pulter and the Art of Making"


Sunday, June 2, 2019

14:00 - 15:30
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Buchanan Building - BUCH A103
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English | anglais

With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ Aid for Interdisciplinary Sessions Fund.

How might the digital humanities create new ecologies for knowledge production? How might the long neglect of a textual corpus enable its uniquely vital re-composition today? These questions drive The Pulter Project, a collaboratively-produced, open-access online edition of the verse of Hester Pulter, a previously unknown English female writer who was fascinated by what we might call the “spiritual material ecologies” of the world. In this plenary presentation, we explore connections between the theories of making that underwrote Pulter’s concept of salvation and the versatile representations in which readers might encounter and “remake” her poetry today. 

The co-hosts for this event are: 255 - Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH) / Société canadienne des humanités numériques (SCHN) and 240 - Canadian Association for Translation Studies (CATS) / Association canadienne de traductologie (ACT)

  • Dr. Wendy Wall, Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities, Northwestern University
  • Dr. Leah Knight, Associate Professor of English, Brock University