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DepositSurviving Father of Pakistan Army Aviation: Brigadier Mokhtar Karim

An insight view of Brigadier Mokhtar Karim, who has the honour of working in all three arms of pre-partition British Indian Army as an officer. The forefather of Hot-air ballooning in Pakistan and raiser of Pakistan Army Aviation Wing. He has the honour of being the pilot of one of the two “Air Observer Post” Observer planes present with Pakistan at the time of partition. A first-hand Account of him by his decedent Ayesha Majid Hamid Karim, who has the honour of penning his whole life.

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I’m gonna be honest, I never mentioned asides in my book!  I’m not aware (though admittedly have not thought much about it) of Rowley having any particularly unusual uses of asides in his other plays beyond The Changeling. Which leads to the interesting question of authorship! I would love it if we could think more […]

MemberAlison Booth

Prosopography: with IATH and Scholars’ Lab at UVA, I’m working on Collective Biographies of Women, an online bibliography and database. With Suzanne Keen, we’re developing an approach to nonfiction narrative, specifically biographies in “documentary social networks,” using a stand-aside XML schema, BESS. Always interested in books, Victorian literature, women writers and feminist studies, narrative theory. Looking for wisdom on space and narrative, word-image studies; in the DH context, this means things like Neatline and visualizations of all sorts. http://womensbios.lib.virginia.edu and http://cbw.iath.virginia.edu/cbw_db

MemberL. Bellee Jones-Pierce

I am a graduate student in the English Department at Emory University. I passed my comprehensive exams in March, so now I’m reading toward my dissertation and working on things I had to set aside during exam preparation. My most recent research interests include homosocial relationships in medieval and early modern lyric poetry (specifically John Donne’s Songs and Sonnets), the use of form and lyric in non-lyric genres, and the seventeenth-century epithalamium. I am also interested in translation and periodization, and I find a great deal of joy in composition and the teaching of writing.

DepositThe learners’ society: Continuity and change in characteristics of education and employment among Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) women.

The author reports her data on the patterns and associations between some key socio- demographic variables (age, education, employment, numbers of children, and exposure to Haredi and secular media) in a sample of 300 women of Hassidic and Lithuanian (Litaim) communities in Jerusalem. This sample demonstrates relatively high rates of post-secondary education and gainful employment among Haredi women, characteristics that are associated with lower fertility rates and higher consumption of secular Israeli media. Women of the Lithuanian community are more often foreign-born, have a more liberal background, are better educated and show more diverse patterns of employment, often in skilled occupations. Hassidic women typically have fewer years of formal study, lower rates of employment, and less common use of secular media. In both communities, working women with higher education have fewer children. The author concludes that Haredi women are gradually narrowing the gap with mainstream Israeli society as a result of their participation in the labor market, exposure to secular mass media and public sphere in general.

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Eoin, that point you make about the similarities with Middleton’s asides is one that (from memory???) Dave explores in his book on Middleton & Rowley’s collaborations — he makes a very convincing argument that their collaborative work influences the way that they write as solo playwrights, too, with each picking up some stylistic bits and […]

DepositApproaches to Topo-biographies of Indigenous Women: Race, Spatial Narratives, and the Examples of Pocahontas and E. Pauline Johnson

Based on Collective Biographies of Women data, and part of a project on biography and space, this work in progress shares emerging studies of short narratives about Indigenous women in North America, particularly Pocahontas and E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake). Methods include maps, timelines, and a stand-aside XML schema outlining sample texts at paragraph level. We show ways to read interrelated biographies of women in terms of race and nationality (as in collections of Women of Canada), in both spatial data about sets of lives in one book, and in narrative features such as titles, scenes of renaming, and persona description (native costume). In spite of differences, Pocahontas and Tekhionwake are presented as serving English-North American relations in the role of Indian Princess.