Inviting Imaginings: Short Forms & Historical Materials

Examples Shared/Referenced in the PowerPoint:

“Vignette” from Bellocq’s Ophelia by Natasha Trethewey

Be Holding by Ross Gay

“Cento: Natural Theology” from Scriptorium by Melissa Range

“A Short and Speculative History of Lavoisier’s Wife” by Amber Sparks

“Anne Bonny Consults the GPS” from Plunder by Dorsey Craft

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

“(What is here inserted comes from a Credible Hand and attested by some now in Boston)” by Holly M. Wendt

Links to Source Material Options Free/Online:

Library of Congress

The British Library Digital Collections

The British Library Flickr Photostream

The British Museum

Google Arts & Culture

EtymOnline

Archive.org

Suggestions for Local Exploration

Your Local Library (ask about their archives!)

Historical Societies

Local Museums

Local Galleries

Subscription Databases (check with your local libraries!)

Oxford English Dictionary Online

Early American Newspapers

HathiTrust