What ish my network? Introducing MACMORRIS: digitising cultural activity and collaborative networks in early modern Ireland

Baker, D., Maley, W. and Palmer, P. (2018) What ish my network? Introducing MACMORRIS: digitising cultural activity and collaborative networks in early modern Ireland. Literature Compass, 15(11), e12496. (doi: 10.1111/lic3.12496)

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Abstract

Early modern Ireland is one of the most dynamic literary and political spaces in Renaissance Europe. It is the site of vibrant writing in English, Irish and Latin, and of translation from Latin, Spanish and Italian into English and Irish. While it has received extensive critical attention from historicists, cultural materialists, feminists and new-British historians over the past three decades, their focus has been the colonial context of the English Renaissance (and writers like Edmund Spenser) rather than the Gaelic and Old English cultures and communities thrown into crisis by the Tudor conquest (ignoring, thereby, writers like, say, Eochaidh Ó hEoghusa or Richard Stanihurst). MACMORRIS is a digital-humanities project designed to correct that lopsided focus by mapping cultural activity across the island in all languages. Working in an interdisciplinary and comparative framework, it will identify every significant cultural figure working in Ireland between, roughly, 1569 and 1641 and trace their nodal points and networks.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Maley, Professor Willy
Authors: Baker, D., Maley, W., and Palmer, P.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:Literature Compass
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1741-4113
ISSN (Online):1741-4113
Published Online:12 September 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 John Wiley and Sons Ltd
First Published:First published in Literature Compass 15(11): e12496
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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