Elizabeth Vincelette - As a doctoral candidate, Elizabeth Vincelette is currently writing her dissertation on digital archiving from a digital humanities perspective. Creation of the archive, entitled Independent Women, will take place over the next two years, along with the theoretical portion of the dissertation.
For the second year in a row, Elizabeth Vincelette will attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (see http://www.dhsi.org/home/archive), in Victoria, BC, in order to participate in training in the TEI, the Textual Encoding Initiative. TEI is a form of XML used in digital humanities scholarship to encode textual materials.
As part of her dissertation project, Elizabeth Vincelette will encode historical manuscripts related to the newspaper The Independent. Materials include letters, poetry, manuscripts, and a collection of autographs. The materials originated in a scrapbook, which appears to have been kept by a woman in the 1880s. The correspondence in the collection dates from 1880-1881, so it is likely that the materials were placed in the scrapbook near that time; evidence for that time frame is found in the collection itself in a letter.
Elizabeth Vincelette will select materials from the entire collection in order to create a digital archive pertaining to the women authors in the collection. Her focus will be on women’s authorship in nineteenth-century American periodicals.
Elizabeth Vincelette has two publications to date, including “Press One for American English” (available online at http://www.neoamericanist.org/archive-winter08/papers-winter08.html) and an article in the Edgar Allan Poe Review (Fall 2008), which is not yet available online. She has a forthcoming publication on copyright and parody on YouTube.
For the last two years, Elizabeth Vincelette has attended a number of conferences, including CCCC in New Orleans, Computers and Writing (see www.cw2008.uga.edu/cw_pages/schedule/CW2008_Tentative.doc ) in Athens, GA, and the Watson conference in Louisville, KY (see louisville.edu/conference/watson/2008%20Watson%20Conference%20Program.pdf). Upcoming conferences include CCCC in San Francisco, CA, and Women in the Archives in Providence, RI (see http://www.wwp.brown.edu/about/activities/wwp20/schedule.html). Her research interests include American literature and digital humanities.