“A 17th-Century Poet’s Digital Renaissance”  – Free Event

January 26th, 7 p.m.: Brock Talks

Leah Knight, Department of English Language & Literature, Brock University

When a poet named Hester Pulter died in 1678, her verse survived in a single leather-bound manuscript. That book was barely remembered until scholars reopened it in the very last years of the twentieth century and were astounded to read Pulter’s 120 original poems. These remarkable texts respond to the political and scientific revolutions of the seventeenth century as well as the personal tumult of living through those civil and intellectual wars, birthing fifteen children, and burying most of them. Professor Leah Knight will provide an account of harnessing the digital revolution of our own time in order to transform this important addition to our store of early modern women’s writing by making it freely available through The Pulter Project: Poet in the Making.

This event is co-hosted by the St. Catharines Public Library and will take place online. The event is free, but advance registration is required. To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brock-talks-a-17th-century-poets-digital-renaissance-tickets-133877783053