Email: eawilson8@ua.edu
Office: 
ADHC Gorgas 110a
Office Phone: 
348-0767

Emma Annette Wilson is Assistant Professor of English and Digital Scholarship Librarian with UA Libraries, specializing in early modern literary and intellectual networks. She gained her Ph.D. on ‘John Milton’s Use of Logic in Paradise Lost’ from the University of St. Andrews, and she is in the final stages of completing a monograph on Milton and the art of reasoning well. As Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Alabama Digital Humanities Center, she is originator of the Early Modern Network of Networks project (EMNON) in which prosopographical links between early modern logicians and literary figures are being visualized in a digital environment. In her role as Executive Secretary for the Andrew Marvell Society, she is working to build a strong contemporary network of scholars investigating their early modern counterparts.

A key part of Emma’s work for the ADHC is to provide consultation and support for scholars seeking to start new Digital Humanities projects and collaborations. She is excited to talk with people about their ideas for new digital projects, and to offer help in planning, technological support, and in creating interdisciplinary collaborations to make these projects happen. She encourages anyone with an interest in Digital Humanities to get in touch, and looks forward to working with many members of the UA community. 

Events and Scholarly Initiatives:

Originated and organized UA's inaugural Digital Humanities conference, Digitorium, with the generous support of the University Libraries and the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies: https://apps.lib.ua.edu/blogs/digitorium/

As Executive Secretary for the Andrew Marvell Society, co-ordinate the Marvell panels at the South-Central Renaissance Conference annually

Originator and organizer of the Petrus Ramus Conference 2008 at the University of St. Andrews: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/ramus/index.html

Books:

Ramus, Pedagogy, and the Liberal Arts: Ramism in Britain and the Wider World  (Ashgate, 2011)

Selected Articles:

'Marvell and Education' forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Marvell ed. by Martin Dzelzainis and Edward Holberton (Oxford University Press, 2015)

'From One Marvell To Another: Puritan Logic in "To His Coy Mistress"', Renaissance Papers (2013)

'Create Your Own Story: The Need For Dynamic Interactivity in an E-Learning Resource', Proceedings of the Canadian Association of Information Science Conference, Victoria (June 2013)

‘The Classical Skeptical Origins of John Milton’s Logic Terms’, Notes and Queries (Jan 2013)

‘Method in Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris’ in Renaissance Papers (Boydell & Brewer, 2012)

‘Discovering Milton’s “Great Argument” in Milton Through The Centuries ed. by M. Peti & G. Itzzes (Karoli Books, 2012)

‘Reading the “Unseemly Logomachy”: Ramist Method in Action in Seventeenth-Century English Literature’ in Ramus, Pedagogy, and the Liberal Arts ed. by myself and Steven J. Reid (Ashgate, 2011)

‘Introduction’ in Ramus, Pedagogy, and the Liberal Arts ed. by myself and Steven J. Reid (Ashgate, 2011)

‘How Milton’s Education Influenced Dialectical Styles in Paradise Lost’ in Their Maker’s Image ed. by M. Fenton & L. Schwartz (Susquehanna Press, 2011)

‘Logic Terms of the English Republic’, Notes and Queries (Jan 2010)

‘The Art of Reasoning Well: Ramist logic at work in Paradise Lost’, Review of English Studies (2009)

Reviews:

'Book review: Both English and Latin: Bilingualism and Biculturalism in Milton’s Neo-Latin Writings', Milton Quarterly (May 2015)

‘Marvell’s Adventures on the Web’, Marvell Society Newsletter 5.2 (2013)

‘Book review: Milton and the art of rhetoric’, Milton Quarterly (May 2013)

Notes:

'Executive Secretary Report', Marvell Society Newsletter (April 2015)

'Program Notes for the Hudson Strode cinema presentation on Deliver Us From Eva, an adaptation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew ' (March 2015)

'Program Notes for the Hudson Strode cinema presentation on West Side Story as an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet' (February 2015)

‘Marvell’s Adventures on the Web’, Marvell Society Newsletter 5.2 (2013)