Author Biography

Kate Parker is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She is co-editor of Eighteenth-Century Poetry and The Rise of the Novel Reconsidered (Bucknell University Press, 2013) and articles on Sade (ECF, 2013) and James Thomson (forthcoming). Her current writing projects include an article on Eliza Haywood's translation of Crébillon fils' Le Sopha (1743) and a book-length project on affective communities in eighteenth-century literature.


Recent innovations in digital scholarship have enabled new online archives, editions and bibliographies to flourish. Three such online resources--the Thomas Gray Archive, the Poetess Archive, and The Poetry of the Gentleman’s Magazine, 1731-1800: An Electronic Database of Titles, Authors, and First Lines--are explored in depth in this review, with an eye to how each archive specifically encourages scholarly collaboration and makes use of crowd-sourcing technologies.


digital archive, digital scholarship, Thomas Gray, Poetess, Gentleman's Magazine, crowd-sourcing, poetry