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This project digitally renders, in an interactive map, Victorian poet and essayist Matthew Arnold's first lecture tour of North America. In addition to accurately plotting the locations Arnold visited, users can click on each location to view archival images of these buildings, as well as archival ephemera related to Arnold's visit and lecture. Finally, in order to bring the past into communication with the present, each location has been photographed in its current condition. The project's purpose is to digitally render the reality of this important visit and bring its vanishing traces to light as well as expose opportunities for archival research. This project has been made possible through the Shott Scholar Award.


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  • Subject
    • English

  • Event date
    • 11 November 2016

  • Date submitted

    18 July 2022

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    • Author Biography:

      Dr. Shannon Gilstrap earned his Ph.D. in Literature from Georgia State University, his MA in Literature from Clemson University, and his BA in Literature from Piedmont College. He has published and presented widely on Victorian Literature, but chiefly on Victorian poet and essayist Matthew Arnold. He is currently Associate Department Head of English.