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Brief, I Pray You, For You See It Is a Busy Time With Me

It does seem like it has been a busy month for me since I can barely distinguish between the past weeks.  I am mainly taking this opportunity to post on Leap Day but I also have a few other things on my mind:

~I have spent much of February working on a new feature on my other website, Shakesbook, and a new part of the website will soon be available.  I worked with Harbage’s Annals of English Drama, Chamber’s The Elizabethan Stage, and Gurr’s The Shakespearean Stage to create a database of early english drama, similar to DEEP but with less detail.  Instead, I wish to use the data for a new visualization project beyond the timeline.  More on that later.

~I fear that much of my time spent typing away on the database and on Shakesbook has made me type less and less on prose and poetry.  The result of which has been, I feel, a decline in both my aptitude in writing and my desire to write.  I am going to try to spend the month of March recovering that by posting at least once a day.  (We shall see whether that pans out in my favor though)

~I have been thinking about both my papers for this term and questioning how I can distil information as broad as something like a database of early modern plays into both the word limit and words at all.  I have spoken with my tutors at York about this but the consensus seems to be that it is something I must figure out on my own.  This is one more item that might pop up again later.

That’s all for now.

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Initial Standings

By starting this blog, I wish mainly to create and maintain a space for the development and expansion of my ideas as both a humanist as well as a digitalist.  Before going further, I would like to credit Prof. Michael Witmore for all of the input and assistance he has given me, as well as the research tools and methods he has provided.  Without him, I would probably be doing less important things currently.  I would also like to thank William (or Bill) Blake, another individual who has given me incredible insight and aid while taking time out of his own schedule. I must also give credit to Prof. Eric Raimy, who first introduced me to Prof. Witmore and this kind of research and who is another person who has helped hone my perception at both a linguistic and analytical level.  To those above and to all of the teachers I have encountered in my course of life but haven’t mentioned, I thank you.

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