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Correction: “Constance Walker”

<in Winter ‘15 was part of the Constance Walker project. Winter was employed over the summer to construct the database and then to use networking software to analyze the relationships between poets in the data.

“Paula gave me advice, referring me to software that I could potentially use in the project. Connie collected poems from other electronic and physical databases, and I transcribed them into searchable pdfs, uploaded them to a cloud-based Mendeley database, and filled in the metadata like author, title, the art depicted, and poetic attributes like form and rhyme scheme. From the Mendeley interface, you can search for phrases within the poems, tags describing the poem (for examples, sonnets), or poems by specific authors. I used GEPHI to build graphs that showed poems as lines connecting poet points together, allowing us to look at poetry as a dialogue between women artists.”

Winter is employed as a Digital Humanities Associate.

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