A powerful tool for teaching close reading of poetry through encoding, end/line combines conceptual and structural approaches and prompts students to attend to the nuances of a text through active, detailed description. While using Textual Encoding Initiative (TEI) XML for such purposes is not new, available technologies are often too cumbersome to introduce it in undergraduate survey courses. A streamlined, web-based application built on the TEI consortium’s latest standards, end/line provides an intuitive interface for students and teachers to search, upload, and encode poetry and to compare divergent encodings among experts and peers.
Lisa Rhody (Project Director)
Tom Lewek (Project Manager)
Iuri Moscardi (Outreach and Testing Coordinator)
Brian Hamilton (Lead Developer)
Gregory Rocco (Front-End Developer)
Michael Kirby (Staff)
Kate Singer (Associate Professor, Mount Holyoke College)
Lorraine Janzen Kooistra (Co-Director, Centre in Digital Humanities, Ryerson University)
Raffaele Viglianti (Research Programmer, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities)
Rebecca Nesvet (Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay)
This project began in the 2016–17 Digital Praxis course at the CUNY Graduate Center, taught by Professors Lisa Rhody and Stephen Brier, and their guidance and support have been integral. We’d also like to thank the GC Digital Initiatives program and the the digital fellows (Hannah Aizenman, Kelsey Chatlosh, Jojo Karlin, and Jeremy March) that attended our classes and provided valuable feedback.
We’re also thankful to the Centre for Digital Humanities at Ryerson University, which organized a beta testing session for end/line during this year’s Day of DH. At the University of Tulsa, Kent Emerson has also served as an early user and tester of the application.
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