PART I: Shakespeare in Many Forms: Text Encoding

Assignment

In the project, each student will encode a short archival document according to the TEI guidelines. Students will work on project teams to make collaborative decisions about how they wish to encode their texts—deciding, for example, how to handle spelling regularization, representation of typographic features, encoding of linguistic features and named entities, and modeling of textual structures. Students will also be asked to identify and encode significant analytical categories for their documents, such as references to monstrousness or magic, and make decisions about how they want their texts to be displayed online. Students will explain their encoding decisions by adding comments directly in the XML file and will write a brief (500 to 800 word) reflective response at the end of the assignment, discussing how their experience with encoding has shaped their understanding of both their archival document and Shakespeare’s Tempest. Full assignment details are here and editorial declaration writing guidelines are here.

TEI Examples

You can download the files we demonstrated in class below. To start creating your own encoded texts, download the “TEI exercise package” at the WWP’s resources page, go into the “content” folder, and open the “exercise_template” file. You can (and probably should) rename the file with your own information, but you should make sure to save it in the content folder.

Links and Resources

Example Student Projects