Co-Directing the MVP

November 15th, 2011

I have been invited to co-direct the Modernist Versions Project, which is based at the University of Victoria (UVic). The project’s other co-directors are: Stephen Ross (UVic), James Gifford (Fairleigh Dickinson University), J. Matthew Huculak (Dalhousie University), Susan Schreibman (Trinity College, Dublin), and Tanya Clement (University of Texas at Austin).

In collaboration with several other major initiatives in Modernism and Digital Humanities, the MVP is building an integrated digital environment for the ingestion, collation, mark-up, and display of Modernist texts that exist in multiple versions. Its pilot project, a portion of Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo, is currently being produced by UVic MA student, Katie Tanigawa, under the supervision of Ross and myself.

The MVP’s partners include The Modernism Lab at Yale University, Editing Modernism in CanadaNINES, the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at UVic, Islandora/DiscoveryGarden, the Modernist Journals Project, the Beinecke Library at Yale University, and the Harry Ransom Centre in Austin, Texas.

Update (2012): Dean Irvine has joined the MVP team.

Update #2 (2012): Together with Year of Ulysses, the MVP launched a new website, for which I am the chief developer.