Pilot Projects

These key projects, some of which are also seed projects, will help shape CWRC during its development and ensure that we have the functionality to support the broad range of anticipated research. They are designed to ensure that the ORCA database is equipped to support the use of the major types of media and file formats (e.g. plain text, HTML, encoded text, pdf, images, audio, and video). They are also designed to ensure that the Collaboratory can support diverse types of literary research and scholarly engagement, ranging from editing, producing a personal or shared research collection, or disseminating the results of a scholarly meeting, to producing born-digital critical scholarship. The pilot projects also range from research led and largely conducted by a single scholar to large team projects.

  •   The Digital Page is a digital edition of the writings of P.K. Page and of the visual art she created under her married name P.K. Irwin, employing an open source text-image tool, the Digital Page Reader, created especially for this project. P.K. Page’s career as a writer […]

    The Digital Page

      The Digital Page is a digital edition of the writings of P.K. Page and of the visual art she created under her married name P.K. Irwin, employing an open source text-image tool, the Digital Page Reader, created especially for this project. P.K. Page’s career as a writer […]

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  • The Cabaret Commons – A Digital Archive and Anecdotal Encyclopedia for Trans- Feminist and Queer Artists, Activists and Audiences This project is dedicated to the challenge of creating digital spaces that can house and encourage feminist, transgender and transsexual and queer cultural and affective archives. Following recent critical […]

    The Cabaret Commons

    The Cabaret Commons – A Digital Archive and Anecdotal Encyclopedia for Trans- Feminist and Queer Artists, Activists and Audiences This project is dedicated to the challenge of creating digital spaces that can house and encourage feminist, transgender and transsexual and queer cultural and affective archives. Following recent critical […]

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  • The 1980s are remembered as a time of extraordinary activity in the feminist literary communities of Canada. This project focuses on the stories of Canadian women writers who came together in the early 1980s to work on a collaborative endeavor, such as founding a publishing house, a literary […]

    Women and Words: Canadian Feminist Literary Collectives 1980-2000

    The 1980s are remembered as a time of extraordinary activity in the feminist literary communities of Canada. This project focuses on the stories of Canadian women writers who came together in the early 1980s to work on a collaborative endeavor, such as founding a publishing house, a literary […]

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  • This comprehensive and bilingual historical database, created by Angela Lonardo, Karen Lippold, and Suzanne Sexty of the Queen Elizabeth II Library of Memorial University of Newfoundland, is available for search and exploration at litawards.library.mun.ca. Literary Awards in Canada will also join CWRC as one of our donated data collections, providing […]

    Literary Awards in Canada 1923-2000/Prix littéraires au Canada 1923-2000

    This comprehensive and bilingual historical database, created by Angela Lonardo, Karen Lippold, and Suzanne Sexty of the Queen Elizabeth II Library of Memorial University of Newfoundland, is available for search and exploration at litawards.library.mun.ca. Literary Awards in Canada will also join CWRC as one of our donated data collections, providing […]

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  • Winnifred Eaton Reeve, more famously known in the early 20th century by her pen name, Onoto Watanna, was the first Asian North American novelist. Works by Winnifred and her sister Edith Eaton have, since the late 1990s, become standard reading in courses on Asian American and Asian Canadian […]

    Winnifred Eaton/Onoto Watanna—The Alberta Years

    Winnifred Eaton Reeve, more famously known in the early 20th century by her pen name, Onoto Watanna, was the first Asian North American novelist. Works by Winnifred and her sister Edith Eaton have, since the late 1990s, become standard reading in courses on Asian American and Asian Canadian […]

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  • “Canada and the Spanish Civil War: a Digital Research Environment” The Digital Research Environment is a long-term, multi-phase project that will provide integrated public access to the large amount of diverse Canadian cultural materials concerning the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939). The conflict animated Canadian public discourse, and inspired nearly […]

    Canada and the Spanish Civil War

    “Canada and the Spanish Civil War: a Digital Research Environment” The Digital Research Environment is a long-term, multi-phase project that will provide integrated public access to the large amount of diverse Canadian cultural materials concerning the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939). The conflict animated Canadian public discourse, and inspired nearly […]

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  • CWRC is working with Implementing New Knowledge Environments and the University of Alberta Press to publish a collection of scholarly essays online, using an interactive reading environment called the Dynamic Table of Contexts.

    The Dynamic Table of Contexts: A Tool for Rethinking Scholarly Publishing in the Digital Age

    CWRC is working with Implementing New Knowledge Environments and the University of Alberta Press to publish a collection of scholarly essays online, using an interactive reading environment called the Dynamic Table of Contexts.

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  • The Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project explores the potential of using a digital research environment to recover Canadian contributions to the gay liberation movement. The LGLC project reconfigures Donald McLeod’s remarkable monograph, Lesbian and Gay Liberation In Canada: A Selected Annotated Chronology, 1964-1975, as a resource […]

    Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada

    The Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project explores the potential of using a digital research environment to recover Canadian contributions to the gay liberation movement. The LGLC project reconfigures Donald McLeod’s remarkable monograph, Lesbian and Gay Liberation In Canada: A Selected Annotated Chronology, 1964-1975, as a resource […]

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  • Our lead project in this initiative is an edition of Wilfred Watson’s first play, Cockcrow and the Gulls, produced by the University of Alberta’s Studio Theatre in March 1962. Gordon Peacock directed the play; Norman Yates served as set designer. Watson began work on Cockcrow as early as 1949 and was […]

    Editing the Wilfred Watson Archive

    Our lead project in this initiative is an edition of Wilfred Watson’s first play, Cockcrow and the Gulls, produced by the University of Alberta’s Studio Theatre in March 1962. Gordon Peacock directed the play; Norman Yates served as set designer. Watson began work on Cockcrow as early as 1949 and was […]

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  • Our pilot project with the John M. Kelly Library at St. Michael’s is an edition of the letters Sheila and Wilfred wrote one another between 1956 and 1961; at that time, she was a graduate student in Toronto studying for her doctorate under the supervision of Marshall McLuhan while Wilfred, a […]

    Editing the Sheila Watson-Wilfred Watson Letters

    Our pilot project with the John M. Kelly Library at St. Michael’s is an edition of the letters Sheila and Wilfred wrote one another between 1956 and 1961; at that time, she was a graduate student in Toronto studying for her doctorate under the supervision of Marshall McLuhan while Wilfred, a […]

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