The Yellow Nineties Online
- Host: Ryerson University
Other institutions involved:
Board Members from: Texas Christian
University, University of California - Los Angeles,University
of Delaware, University of Exeter, and University of
Research Collaborators from: University of Guelph/University of Alberta,University of Victoria, University of Manitoba, and Nipissing University.
- URL: http://www.1890s.ca
- Main language: English
General description: Centred on The Yellow Book (1894-97), The Yellow Nineties Online publishes facsimile editions of a select collection of aesthetic periodicals, together with paratexts of production and reception such as cover designs, advertising materials, and reviews. This historical material is enhanced by two kinds of peer-reviewed scholarly commentary: biographies of the periodicals’ contributors and associates; and critical essays on the material by experts in the field. The project’s editorial horizon encompasses the long 1890s. The editors understand text as visual and verbal printed material, including non-referential physical elements such as bindings, page layouts, and ornaments. The intended audiences for this project include scholars, students, and others interested in the aesthetic periodicals of the 1890s.
Encoded in P5, The Yellow Nineties Online uses
a customized RelaxNG schema. The project’s TEI tag set serves
to record the primary and secondary texts’ typographical and
material features and to track the relationships between
aesthetic fin de siècle editors, publishers, authors,
artists, and engravers. Users may examine and download the
schema and TEI-encoded files that underpin The Yellow
Nineties Online from the site. In addition to contextualizing
and disseminating aesthetic periodicals, the project plays a
lead role in modeling encoding workflow at Ryerson’s Centre
for Digital Humanities.
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