Much has been going on behind-the-scenes at The Kit Marlowe Project this Fall, but we’re excited about the progress we’re making!

Because I (Project Director) left Stonehill College in August to accept a Visiting Assistant Professor position at Framingham State University, site development is no longer course-driven.  But thanks to Stonehill’s Scott Cohen and the Digital Innovation Lab, our Spring 2017 Teaching Assistant Rowan Pereira (Stonehill ’19) has been able to stay on as Project Intern this Fall; and, we’re making progress!

Rowan has done extraordinary editorial work on our 1664 verse edition of Dr. Faustus. So far, she has copyedited the text and is presently editing the encoding and linking names to our personography database. The latter remains incomplete and shows up oddly in TAPAS at the moment; we hope to resolve these issues over the course of the academic year.

We have also been using the Pelagios Commons Recogito interface to pull place name ref links from the EEBO-TCP transcription of Dr. Faustus that we can use to build a placeography moving forward.

The Teaching Resources have been re-organized by topic (Digital Resources, Activities, Assignments and Tip Sheets, Syllabi). I hope this structure will make our offerings more accessible. Later this Fall, students in my ENG 200 Shakespeare course will contribute to the Henry the Sixth, Part 1 page. We’ll collate any online editions we can find, plus students will edit, annotate, and publish selected scenes from the play using Folger Digital Texts editions as a baseline (unless I can conjure an EEBO-TCP transciption!).

I’ve also added a few blogs to the “About” page including a brief overview about why Kit Marlowe’s life, times, and works are so relevant now, plus a Post-Launch Reflection that incorporates students’ responses to their experiences working on the project with my own about developing pedagogy to support our endeavors.

If you’d like your students to contribute to the project, please contact me directly at We also hope you’ll have a chance to check out our new offerings and leave a comment in our now-functional Guestbook.

Festina lente!

Kristen Abbott Bennett, 14 October 2018

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Project Update: October 2018