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Visualizing a Changing Nostromo

Conrad First provides an excellent digital archive of Conrad’s serialized fiction and features scholarship on Conrad’s work in periodicals. What follows is the first paragraph of and link to my article published by Conrad First, which highlights one of the first versioning projects conducted by the MVP: Developments in the digital humanities continue to expand […]

Conrad, Joseph

Nostromo As part of her PhD research into periodicals and Joseph Conrad, Katie Tanigawa produced articles, data visualizations, and TEI versions of the 1904 Harper’s magazine edition and 1904 T.P.’s Weekly magazine versions of Nostromo. You may read both versions online: DUE TO A RENDERING ERROR, THESE EDITIONS CURRENTLY BEGIN AT CHAPTER 3. WE WILL […]


Welcome to the Modernist Versions Project Library. Below you will find a collection of digitized texts produced over two years of the project. Click on a name to see all titles associated with that author.   Barnes, Djuna Nightwood (1936); Faber and Faber, London (1st ed.).   Conrad, Joseph Nostromo   Hemingway, Ernest In Our Time (1923); from […]

Returning to the Periodical Context

Periodicals have been on my mind quite a bit in the last few months. Not only have I continued to work with Nostromo in both its serial and volume witnesses, but I also took a fantastic UVic English seminar taught by Dr. Lisa Surridge. During the seminar, we explored the relationship between text and image in Victorian […]

MVP turns 6 months old!

When human children reach 6 months of age, they become more interactive, more “human,” more mobile. It’s the start of what some call the “golden age” of infancy — 6-18 months — when children learn to walk, maybe even to talk. Of course, there’s lots of falling in there, and plenty of what it appears […]

Ulysses Versioned: The Fluid Text

How did the chanter compensate for this deficiency? By a periphrastic version of the general text. I had the honour of giving the inaugural lecture for this term’s Electronic Textual Cultures Lab‘s Brown Bag Lunch Series held on October 4, 2012 at the University of Victoria. I am in the beginning stages of my project, […]