The Poems of Michael Field


Student contributors:

Georgia Christman '17
Sai Grandhi '17
Kathleen Jarman '16

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Digital Project

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Michael Field is the pseudonym of two women writers, Katharine Bradley (1846-1914) and Edith Cooper (1862-1913). Self-called “poets and lovers,” Katharine and Edith were aunt and niece, lovers, and collaborators in England during the fin de siècle. This project is an online, annotated edition of the 1892 volume of poems entitled Sight and Song that allows students access to both the poems and their associated images as well as background information for comprehension. The immediate access to images and interactive text make Sight and Song more accessible to students and teachers and brings to the forefront the current relevance of a text previously marginalized.

This project was funded during the summer of 2015 through the Mellon Digital Humanities Fund and in collaboration with the Dickinson College Media Center.