Cole Crawford presented "Exploring Big and Boutique Data through Laboring-Class Poets Online" at Digital Humanities 2018 (Mexico City, Mexico) as a short paper on the "Digital Approaches to Poetry" panel. The full version of his thesis, "Respect the Gap: From Big to Boutique Data through Laboring-Class Poets Online" can be found here.
Cole Crawford's graduate thesis, "Respect the Gap: From Big to Boutique Data through Laboring-Class Poets Online," was selected as as the 2018 Western Association of Graduate Schools and ProQuest Humanities, Social Science, Education, and Business Award winner. "Respect the Gap" was nominated by the Oregon State University School of Writing, Literature and Film, and was then selected by OSU as the all-university thesis winner for the category.
Several members of the Laboring-Class Poets Online research group will present their recent work at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference in Minneapolis, MN later this month.
In an effort to get to know more about the technical side of this Laboring-Class Poets project, Charlotte and I recently attended a series of Digital Jumpstart workshops hosted by the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at Kansas University. It was an informative and surprisingly fun two days in which we learned more about Omeka and gained a greater appreciation for the work Cole has been doing.
What time the gales that morning’s freshness brings
When labour’s pleasant hour begins –
While on the cote the pigeon rests
Woman the world’s best wealth stirs.
Why did we come so far from home?
This is not a poem by John Clare. It is not a poem – or rather, not a poem in a proper sense.
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