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Presenting our new Victorian Poetry wiki

Last semester my PhD student, Caley Ehnes, taught a Victorian Poetry upper-level class at UVic and created a wiki through VPN as part of the students’ assignments. Caley’s experience was extremely positive: the students were motivated to write for a web publication and they experienced a different form of academic writing (fact-driven, descriptive, markedly different […]

Should you have a course blog?

For the first time this semester I’ve been experimenting with a course blog for my upper-level Victorian poetry seminar at UVic. In the past I’ve tried out Moodle on many occasions and, for a year-long (and very demanding) Honours seminar in close reading, I actively encouraged my small group of students to write for and […]

The Victorianator, an iPhone Game: Thoughts on Design-Oriented Digital Humanities
The Victorianator, an iPhone Game: Thoughts on Design-Oriented Digital Humanities

It has been a little over a year since my Concordia-based research team LudicVoice released its first digital game, The Victorianator.  This odd experiment in reading and game design received some unexpected attention in venues such as the New Yorker and Wired when it was released to the Apple store in August, and then updated in October,  2011.  While […]

App Review: iF Poems
App Review: iF Poems

This is a beautiful app, aimed at children but very attractive to anyone interested in poetry. I downloaded it a while ago (£2.99 from the iTunes store) and have been playing around with it for a while, wondering what I might use it for. But, first off, its design is just so appealing that exploring […]

Swinburne Project update

[The following is posted on behalf of John Walsh] I am pleased to announce a new edition of the online Algernon Charles Swinburne Project <http://www.swinburneproject.org/>, with a new design, architecture, and most importantly, a great deal of new content. This new edition includes over 440 documents (poems, essays, reviews, visualizations, etc.). Some highlights of the […]

Victorian Apps Review (1)
Victorian Apps Review (1)

In duty’s ordered care I use, With thrifty care, the bale of time; And who shall censure, if I choose To piece the fragments into rhyme? (Epigraph to Lily Overington’s Random Rhymes and Christmas Chimes) Recently a trend has developed in the app (application) store for iPad and iPhone: libraries, museums and developers have been […]

Victorian Poetry Podcasts

We’ve found some Victorian poetry podcasts that readers of VPN may find interesting and useful for teaching. Did we leave any out? How have you used podcasts for teaching? Please let us know! Poetry Podcasts by Kirsty Blair and Rhian Williams (University of Glasgow): includes podcasts on Robert Browning’s “Porphyria’s Lover” and “A Woman’s Last […]

19th-Century Digital Humanities Working Group
19th-Century Digital Humanities Working Group

At THATCamp2011, here at UVic (10-11 May 2011), I facilitated a session on Nineteenth-Century DH, during which we talked about creating a possible discussion forum for those working specifically in the area. I’m working on a circulation list of interested people, so if you’d like to be included please let me know. And if you […]

Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration
Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration

From time to time at VPN we plan to bring you news and information about digital tools that help with the teaching and research of Victorian poetry. One resource that I recently encountered is the Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration, based at Cardiff University, which provides searchable images of almost 900 literary illustrations published in and […]