Dickinson's Birds

A Listening Machine

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Colophon: who we are

(and how to join us) 

Marta Werner holds the Martin J. Svaglic Chair of Textual Studies at Loyola University, Chicago. She is the author/editor of Emily Dickinson’s Open Folios: Scenes of Reading, Surfaces of Writing; Radical Scatters: An Electronic Archive of Dickinson’s Late Fragments; Ordinary Mysteries: Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne’s Common Journal (with Nick Lawrence); The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Writings (with Jen Bervin); and Writing in Time: Emily Dickinson’s Master Hours (forthcoming). Her current work focuses on Dickinson and Anthropocene poetics. She is also the editor-in-chief of Textual Cultures. 
Caroline McCraw is a UX designer and doctoral student in Literary Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where her research is concerned with digital + [textuality, poetics, archives, publishing, labor]. She received her MA in Digital Humanities from Loyola University Chicago and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. ccmcc.biz
Abraham Kim is an independent web developer. His DH projects include work on The Petrarchive

Danielle Richards is a doctoral candidate at Loyola University Chicago. Her dissertation, “Vital Environs: Modernist Ecologies and the Nature Tradition”, investigates late 19th and early 20th-century conceptions about Nature and the ways writers like Richard Jefferies, D.H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, and Virginia Woolf revolutionized our understanding of rural and urban spaces, coastal vistas, and the Lakes District. Danielle is particularly interested in ecology, ecocriticism, digital humanities, and British Modernism. Before Dickinson’s Birds, she was a technical editor on the Lili Elbe Digital Archive. https://drichards474.wixsite.com/home.

Consultants & Contributors
Brett Barney is Research Associate Professor at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and  Senior Associate Editor of the Walt Whitman Archive. Barney  provided expert counsel on developing an encoding schema for the primary materials composing the Dickinson's Birds archive.

Elizabeth Bradley is Education Director at the Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst, and an avid birder.

Rebecca Parker received her MA in Digital Humanities at  Loyola University Chicago, where she was Assistant Digital Editor of Man Into Woman Digital Edition and Archive. She provided thoughtful refutations to the encoding schema for the primary materials composing the Dickinson's Bird's archive.

Jefferey Simons teaches in the Department of English Philology at the University of Huelva. His essays on the poetry of Emily Dickinson have appeared in European Journal of American Studies (2017), The Emily Dickinson Journal (2019), and Amerikastudien / American Studies (2020). Other essays on the poetry and prose of James Joyce have appeared in Joyce Studies Annual (2002, 2013, 2018), European Journal of English Studies (2007), Genetic Joyce Studies (2010), and James Joyce Quarterly (2014). Simons gifted his research materials for his essay "Dickinson's Lyric Ornithology" to this project. The exquisite notes on the avian behaviors described in Dickinson's poems are his distinctive contribution to this archive. Additionally, Simons's thoughtful record of lexical connections between birds and poetry in Dickinson's lyric oeuvre will be integrated into the notes to this archive.