Textual Studies Program

New: Textual and Digital Studies at UW

A new, more flexible credential emphasizing links between textual studies, students’ home disciplines, and the digital humanities. 

Beginning in 2016-17, students enrolled in any MA or PhD program at UW can complete a Graduate Certificate in Textual and Digital Studies. For information about certificate requirements, courses, and how to sign up, click here. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Geoffrey Turnovsky at gt2@uw.edu or Jeffrey Todd Knight at jtknight@uw.edu.

2016-17 Colloquium Events

18 October 2016: Welcome Back Happy Hour/Certificate Info Session, 3:30pm in Communications 204

19 October 2016: Hannah Alpert-Abrams (Texas) and Sarah Faulkner (UW), 3:30pm in Communications 202

11 January 2017: Eric Gidal (Iowa), 3:30pm in Communications 202, cosponsored by the Anthropocene Research Cluster

7 February 2017: Heidi Brayman Hackel (UC Riverside), 3:30pm in HUB 340, cosponsored by the CMEMS graduate research group, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Departments of English and Comparative Literature, and the English-Speaking Union

25 April 2017: Rachel Sagner Buurma (Swarthmore), 3:30pm in Communications 202

18 May 2017: Daniel Shore (Georgetown), 3:30pm in Communications 202

Latest News

  • UPDATE: MLQ Conference info posted!

    April 21, 2015

    Jeffrey Knight


    Coming to UW May 15-16: MLQ-hosted conference Scale and Value: New Digital Approaches to Literary History. See http://scaleandvalue.tumblr.com for schedule, paper abstracts, and information on presenters, including Jim English, Günter Leypoldt, Hoyt Long, Heather Love, Laura Mandell, Sharon Marcus, Mark McGurl, Richard Jean So, and Ted Underwood.

  • Modern Language Quarterly Conference on Digital Approaches to Literary History

    September 25, 2014

    Jeffrey Knight


    On May 15-16, 2015, Modern Language Quarterly will host "Scale and Value: New Digital Approaches to Literary History" at the University of Washington. The keynote speaker will be Mark McGurl (Stanford), and confirmed participants include James English (Penn), Ted Underwood (Illinois), Günter Leypoldt (Heidelberg), Hoyt Long (Chicago), Heather Love (Penn), Laura Mandell (Texas A&M), Sharon…

  • Thomas Lockwood wins Robert Lowry Patten Award

    October 31, 2013

    Textual Studies


    The editors of SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 have announced the second annual Robert Lowry Patten Award, this year for the most outstanding recent contribution to Restoration and eighteenth-century British literary studies, will go to Textual Studies Program participating faculty member Thomas Lockwood (English) for his Henry Fielding Plays, Vol. 3: 1734-1742 (Oxford UP). The…

  • CFP: Society for Textual Scholarship, March 20-22, 2014 in Seattle

    October 16, 2013

    Textual Studies


    The Society for Textual Scholarship’s 2014 International Interdisciplinary Conference, "Textual Scholarship Across the Disciplines," will take place March 20-22 at the University of Washington, Seattle. See here for the Call for Papers. Deadline for Proposals: November 1, 2013.

  • Affect & Audience in the Digital Age, Simpson Center for the Humanities, October 18, 2013

    September 24, 2013

    Textual Studies


    This one-day symposium on digitally mediated poetics, co-organized by Textual Studies affiliate faculty member, Brian Reed (English), will include a special exhibition at the UW Book Arts Collection in Allen Library and a number of invited presentations relevant to the program. Registration is requested. For more information, see the Simpson Center event page here.