Welcome to the Kit Marlowe Project’s Mini-Archive. Here, one will find diplomatic editions of texts and excerpts related to Marlowe’s life and times that students have transcribed, edited, and encoded using TEI Guidelines.

None of the following texts are/were available as an open-access, transcribed, and encoded editions at the time of their publication here on the KMP site. We hope these will offer starting points for others to “try this at home.” Our editions offer many opportunities to engage students in the classroom with a range of learning opportunities including developing close-reading and annotation skills, as well as learning about digital text analysis. Because our corpus has been created using TEI, these editions are also suitable to be downloaded and added to external corpora for more advanced data analyses.

The Meres, Davies, and Faustus editions featured here have been created using The Map of Early Modern London’s methods for using the TEI to encode primary sources; Scott Hamlin created our our schema by adapting those Martin Holmes created for Bennett’s earlier collaborations with MoEML as a Pedagogical Partner. We have published these editions via the TAPAS Project (TEI Access Publishing and Access Service) hosted by Northeastern University’s Digital Scholarship Group.

Henry Petowe’s 1598 addition to Marlowe’s poem, “Hero and Leander” was our first to follow schema created by Linked Early Modern Drama Online, a platform designed to facilitate consistent TEI encoding, editing, and anthology-building practices internationally.

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