Author: Mireille Pardon

Homework Instructions (see Handout 7 for more detailed instructions)

Saturday night (10/19), you have three tasks to complete.  You may do these individually, or arrange with your partner to tackle them together.

  1. Make sure you have the digital image of our manuscript downloaded onto your computer/easily accessible.
  2. Look over the portion of the MS that you have been assigned.  Using the resources you have been given today, transcribe at least three lines of your portion of the manuscript.  Be methodical: work slowly and carefully!
  3. Look over the whole of the section of the manuscript you have been assigned.  Observe the elements that you want to include in your marked-up text. (Note: this is not a question about cataloging information – don’t worry about the support, dimensions, etc.  Just focus on the text/images that you want to include in your text markup.) Select at least five of the things you’d like to mark up in your section. Alongside each of your chosen features, include a suggestion of how we might tag them in TEI.  For some there will be one clear option, for others there might be a number of possibilities.

***As you compile the list, you will find it useful to browse the TEI site: to figure out how you might tag each element. 


We will discuss these tomorrow; you will be asked to defend your choices, and why they should become the standard for the whole manuscript.


Post your short list of potential tags on the class blog Remember to mark this post by selecting the category “Homework” before you post it so that it appears on this page!  Feel free to comment on other people’s suggestions.


We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

Pre-Workshop Tasks

1. Read this article: Lou Burnard. “On the hermeneutic implications of text encoding.” Domenico Fiormonte and Jonathan Usher (eds.) New Media and the Humanities: Research and Applications. Oxford: Humanities Computing Unit, 2001. 31-38.
2. Read this article: Amanda Gailey. “A Case for Heavy Editing: The Example of Race and Children’s Literature in the Gilded Age.” Amy E. Earhart and Andrew Jewell (eds.) The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age. University of Michigan Press, 2011. (Attached to
the email you received.)
3. Once you have read the articles, post a short (100 word or so) reflection on them on our CampusPress class website, under the tab “Pre-Workshop Reflections.” Feel free to comment on others’ reflections, too. Select “Pre-Workshop Reflections” as the category of your post so it appears here!

When you have finished your catalogue data . . .

. . . please add a new post and select “catalogue data” as the category so it will appear here.

It is fine if it is not completely polished yet —- just post what you have!

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