Abstract

Lee & McGhee - "'The productions of time': Visions of Blake in the Digital Age"

Our article discusses the preparation of an electronic edition of Blake's manuscript, An Island in the Moon, in the context of collaborative editing and digital humanities scholarship. As project assistants on the William Blake Archive, we have been forced to reconsider the reader of Blake as a user in a new digital landscape in which manuscript images, digital transcripts, and editorial annotations can appear simultaneously--or not, as the user chooses. In this complex electronic environment, we strive to offer the reader/user flexibility and sustainability while maintaining the editorial policies of the Blake Archive. This essay appears in _Editing And Reading Blake_, a volume of _Romantic Circles Praxis Series_, prepared exclusively for Romantic Circles (http://www.rc.umd.edu/), University of Maryland.