Back in the day, I discovered the magic of HTML
in Stuart Curran's Electronic
Literary Seminar. Since then, I have kept up with it through my
My new, more interactive projects include MySQL-backed database
applications using PHP.
Here follow a few of the projects on which I have worked:
- Studio 916, a gallery
of my son Peter's digital art
Transatlantic 1790s, a
database-backed site including a detailed customizable
chronology, customizable bibliography of criticism, and projects. The
content is written by Grinnell students.
- Connections: A Hypertext Resource for Literature, my integrated teaching site.
- Advice for incoming college students
from the users of
Ashes, my hypertext circular fairy tale. "From the Ashes" was
first HTML project. It grows out of my interest in the meaning of
conventional endings of fairy tales and romances in the
of French Revolution-era political discourse. That interest
the background of the project, which uses the linking capabilities of
hypertext to see what happens when one produces a fairy tale that
begins nor ends.
an archive I created of teaching materials developed by my graduate school colleagues in the English and Comparative Literature
- The Penn
English Department site. This site was a highly collaborative
effort, but the visual part of it (the graphic design and navigational
apparatus) was largely my contribution. Update: alas, after a good run of
five years or so, the site has changed. Most of it was archived, so you can
see that it changed from this
to this (except
without the broken image on the left) when we did the overhaul in 2000.
- The Pennsylvania CD-ROM Edition of
Created primarily by Stuart Curran and Jack Lynch, the Penn project is a
electronic edition of the novel. The contents would fill over 20,000
pages of printed text; the edition constitutes a small research
Frankenstein and its contexts. It will be released
some point, so I can't show it to you. Is not your curiosity piqued,