Several members of our faculty are involved in digital humanities research and teaching. Some of their projects are linked below.
Dividing the Kingdoms
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare is a set of resources created by the faculty, staff, and students at Wayne State University as part of Teaching Shakespeare to Undergraduates, a micro-grant from the Folger Shakespeare Library and the National Endowment for Humanities. The goal of this site is to provide college educators with resources for teaching King Lear—as well as Hamlet, 1 Henry IV, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, and Taming of the Shrew—from a diverse set of pedagogical approaches while also taking advantage of the rich collections of the Folger, the Detroit Public Library, and Wayne State University. Professor Jaime Goodrich is the project leader.
The Poetry of Gertrude More: Piety and Politics in a Benedictine Convent
This collaborative edition presents the first full-scale critical edition of the poetry of Gertrude More, a 17th-century English Benedictine nun. This digital edition is the product of a collaboration between Professor Jaime Goodrich, doctoral student Kelly Plante, and the students enrolled in Professor Goodrich's section of ENG 5030 (Topics in Women's Studies) in Fall 2019.
Warrior Women Project
The Warrior Women Project is a "small data" project in collaboration with the Early English Broadside Ballad Archive that works with an archival catalogue of 113 "warrior women" ballads collected by Professor Dianne Dugaw (U. Oregon). Undergraduate and graduate students at Wayne State worked with Professor Simone Chess to digitize the catalogue, add keyword and category mapping, and to create critical and contextual frameworks for the ballads.