Group for Experimental Methods in Humanistic Research
at Columbia University

Leigh Hunt, Textual Studies, and Digital Humanities

LECTURE at 2-4pm on 04 Apr 2017
⌖ Butler Studio, 208b

This lecture by Prof. Michael E. Sinatra, Université de Montréal, will investigate the complex politics of authorial revisions and reception history of Hunt’s 1850 and 1860 ‘autobiography', with specific references to the newspaper ‘The Examiner'.

This periodical was Hunt’s most famous publication as editor in the first two decades of the 19th-century, and the work that gave him a place of prominence within the Romantic period. This talk will also engage with the challenges in representing online Hunt’s complex set of relationship within his overlapping circles of writers, as well as the reviews of his central work in which he (re)wrote his life. In doing so, I will also expand my discussion in the second half of my presentation to considering the relevance of Digital Humanities to humanities scholars at large, at both a theoretical and practical level.