I am pleased to announce a new edition of the online 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 new edition include:
- The complete contents of the six-volume collected Poems (London: Chatto and Windus, 1904), with facsimile page images.
- Swinburne’s one finished novel, Love’s Cross-Currents (London: Chatto and Windus, 1905), with facsimile page images.
- A contemporary review from the John Bull magazine of Swinburne’s The Queen-Mother and Rosamond, his first published volume. The review is noteworthy in that it seems to have escaped the attention of earlier Swinburne scholarship. For example, the unsigned John Bull review is not mentioned in Clyde K. Hyder’s Algernon Swinburne: The Critical Heritage (1970) or Kirk H. Beetz’s Algernon Charles Swinburne: A Bibliography of Secondary Works, 1861-1980 (1982).
- A brief Introduction to Swinburne’s life and work.
- An updated Chronology implemented as an interactive timeline and in a more conventional tabular view.
- A significantly expanded version of Terry Meyers’ “Supplementary Material” to his Uncollected Letters of Algernon Charles Swinburne, 3 vols. (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2005). The revised material includes a number of previously unpublished letters and an illustrated essay on the controversy surrounding Swinburne’s funeral.
- “Swinburne’s Study,” a new area of the project that features a collection of digital encounters with the edited and encoded text corpus of the Swinburne Project: visualizations, image and text analysis tools, and creative works.
- Expanded “Project Information” documentation.
- Downloads of XML and XSLT code from the Project.
- A new site design and information architecture.
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