The Middle Shore
Lara Farina and Katherine Richards
Volume 1 in the Electric Books Series
The Middle Shore is an exercise in virtual collecting, one that highlights collectors’ processes of attending to fragmentary things. Originally conceived for attendees of On The Beach (3rd biennial Babel Conference in Santa Barbara, CA), the project explores the affective potential of “beachcombing” as a metaphor for work with the matter of the past.
Choose Your Own Poems and Fancies
An Interactive Digital Edition of Cavendish’s Atom Poems
Volume 2 in the Electric Books Series
Choose Your Own Poems and Fancies is a project exploring the role of arrangement in the short atom poems published by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (London, 1653; revised and reprinted 1664 and 1668). A rearrangeable digital edition and study will argue that Cavendish’s seventeenth-century poetic experiments have ongoing consequences for the histories and theories of reading, atomism, literary history, and digital media.