The Society for Textual Scholarship’s

2022 Conference Program

Cultural Mappings

Loyola University Chicago, May 26–28

Land Acknowledgment

The Loyola University Chicago community acknowledges its location on the ancestral homelands of the Council of the Three Fires (the Ojibwa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi tribes) and a place of trade with other tribes, including the Ho-Chunk, Miami, Menominee, Sauk, and Meskwaki. We recognize that descendants of these and other North American tribes continue to live and work on this land with us. We recognize the tragic legacy of colonization, genocide, and oppression that still impacts Native American lives today. As a Jesuit university, we affirm our commitment to issues of social responsibility and justice. We further recognize our responsibility to understand, teach, and respect the past and present realities of local Native Americans and their continued connection to this land. 

Conference Protocol

All participants and events are required to create an environment in which people share their ideas rigorously and free of harassment. Any language, gestures, and behavior that creates a hostile or intimidating setting based on identity markers will not be tolerated and the person responsible will not be allowed to remain in the STS conference.



Philip H. Corboy Law Center, Loyola University

On-site Registration

8:00-9:30 a.m.

Kasbeer Hall

Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:30–9:15 am

Kasbeer Hall

(Coffee & Tea Service)

9:30­–11:30 a.m.

Plenary Session (Kasbeer Hall): Mapping the Intersections of Text, Space, & Pilgrimage Sites

Moderators: Edmondo Lupieri (Loyola University Chicago) & Olivia Stewart Lester (Loyola University Chicago)

  • Laura Carnevale (University of Bari), “Re-mapping Sacred Spaces: Ritual Practices and Transformations in Late Antique Michaelic Sanctuaries” 
  • Fabio Caruso (University of Foggia), “Re-mapping Sacred Traditions: Jerome revisiting Eusebius”
  • Edmondo Lupieri (Loyola University Chicago), “Re-mapping Sacred Images: The Cult of Santos and (Some) Images of Animals and Weapons in Traditional Catholic Imagery”
  • Josefrayn Sánchez-Perry (Loyola University Chicago), “Re-mapping Sacred Time: Calculating Ritual Feasts in Christian Mesoamerican Calendars”

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

STS Executive Board Meeting & Working Lunch

(Corboy 304)

(Board Members unable to attend in person may attend via ZOOM)

Graduate Community Lunch

(Corboy 305)

(This lunch is sponsored by Ken Price, the Hillegass University Professor of American literature at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Afternoon Coffee & Tea Service

1a (Corboy 304): Mapping Works & Versions

Moderator: Jeffrey Drouin (University of Tulsa)

  • Paul R. Eggert (Loyola University Chicago), “Writers mapping their pasts vs the scholar’s mapping: Two concepts of the oeuvre, and the editorial consequences” (Virtual / Live)
  • Russell McDonald (Georgian Court University), “Editorial Slut-Shaming: Textual Variants Between the American and British First Editions of Rebecca West’s ‘The Return of the Soldier’”
  • John K. Young (Marshall University), “Tokens, Types, Works, Texts: Contemporary Black Literature and the Cartography of the Printed Page”

1b (Corboy 305): Critical Editions for Digital Analysis and Research (CEDAR)

Moderator: Ian Cornelius (Loyola University Chicago)

  • Miller C. Prosser (University of Chicago), “Introducing CEDAR and OCHRE: a graph database approach to textual studies”
  • Ellen Mackay and Sarah-Gray Lesley (University of Chicago), “Beshrew Me! Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew and Early Modern Domestic Culture”
  • Sarah Yardney (University of Chicago), “Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, the CEDAR Bible Project”

2:45–4:15 p.m.

2a (Corboy 304): Futures in Digital Editing I: Problems in Data Capture, Text, and Publication

Moderator: John Bryant (Hofstra University, Emeritus)

  • John Bryant (Hofstra University, Emeritus), “Mapping is Editing & Editing as Mapping: MEL’s Itinerary, A Critical Mapping Tool”
  • Christopher Ohge (University of London), “Static versus Dynamic? The Challenges of Publishing a Fluid Text Edition, and the Promises of Minimal Computing Solutions”
  • Miller C. Prosser (University of Chicago), “From Intertwingularity to TEI and Beyond: Data Integration and Publication inOCHRE (Online Cultural and Historical Research Environment)”

2b (Corboy 305): Mapping the Authorial-Function 

Moderator: Michelangelo Zaccarello (Northwestern University / University of Pisa)

  • Paola Italia (University of Bologna), “Digital Manuscript: Authorial philology and computational methodologies” (Virtual / Live)
  • Sergio Parussa (Wellesley College), “Mapping Bassani’s Manuscripts” (Virtual / Live)
  • Giulia Raboni (University of Parma), “ manuscripts, rare books, and bibliographical collecting

4:30–6:00 p.m.

Afternoon Coffee & Tea

3a (Corboy 304): Futures in Digital Editing II: Interacting with Data; Rethinking Editions

Moderator: Christopher Ohge (University of London)

  • Ian Cornelius (Loyola University of Chicago) & Timothy Stinson (North Carolina State University), “PPEA 3.0: The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive and CEDAR”
  • Elizabeth Dillon (Northeastern University), “Decolonization and the Digital Archive: The Early Caribbean Digital Archive and Embedded Slave Narratives” (Virtual / Live)
  • Nicole Gray (University of Nebraska), The Walt Whitman Archive and Data Transformation as Editing
  • Christopher Ohge (University of London), “Editorial Intentions and Network Analysis in the Anti-Slavery Anthology The Bow in the Cloud”

3b (Corboy 305): Critiques of Cartographic Representation

Moderator: John K. Young (Marshall University)

  • Nikki Fragala Barnes (University of Central Florida) & Mark Dixon (Independent Scholar), “An Unmappable Present: Texts and Theories that Fail and Collaborative Wayfinding”
  • Brian Cook (Auburn University), “Mapping Beowulf: The Damage It Causes and Why We Should Stop Trying”
  • Clayton McCarl (University of North Florida), “Cartographic Hauntings: Mapping Documents of the Lost African American Past of Jacksonville, Florida” (Virtual / Live)
  • Chiara Palladino (Furman University), “Beyond Mapping: Challenges in Representing Non-Cartesian Geographies in Cartesian Times” (Virtual / Live)

6:15–7:30 PM

Opening reception, The Corboy Law Center

Kasbeer Hall

Presidential Address  

Matt Cohen (University of Nebraska Lincoln),

“Textual Scholarship in the Situation”


FRIDAY, May 27

The Newberry Library (morning) 

The Corboy Law Center, Loyola University (afternoon)

Rettinger Hall, The Newberry Library

On-site Registration

8:00-9:30 a.m.

8:15–9:00 a.m.

Welcome to The Newberry

Coffee, Tea, & Pastries

9:00–10:30 a.m.

The Greetham Lecture (Rettinger Hall): Izhi-aazhogeng: On Redescribing Cultural Artifacts and Identities

Moderator: Matt Cohen (University of Nebraska)

  • Rose Miron (Director of the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, The Newberry Library) 
  • Margaret Noodin (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  • Blaire Morseau (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
  • Kelly Wisecup (Northwestern University)

10:45–12:00 p.m.

Baskes Boardroom, Newberry Library

An Exhibition featuring materials from the Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies and from its extensive cartographic collections will be available for viewing throughout the morning.

Host: Will Hansen, Director of Reader Services and Curator of Americana

4a (Newberry, B-82): Mapping Authors and Texts in European Journals after World War II

Moderator: Michelangelo Zaccarello (Northwestern University / University of Pisa)

  • Antonietta Sanna (University of Pisa), “Why and how mapping Commerce a French literary journal (1924-1932)” (Virtual / Live)
  • Elena Grazioli (University of Pisa), “The digitization of post-WWII journals: where we are and where we want to be” 
  • Leonardo Canova (University of Pisa), “For a Semantic-web-based corpus of post-WWII Italian literary journals” (Virtual / Live)

4b (Newberry, B-84): Troubling Dickinson’s Textual Identities in Manuscript and Print

Moderator: Marta Werner (Loyola University Chicago)

  • Samantha L Anders (Loyola University Chicago), “‘I would not exchange the Bolt For all the rest of Life’: Grief in Emily Dickinson’s Late, Intergeneric Works”
  • Theo Gray (Loyola University Chicago), “Dickinson’s ‘Manuprints’: Mapping the Middle Space Between Script and Print”
  • Emma Horst (Loyola University Chicago), “Emily Dickinson’s Poem Manuscripts: The Troubling of Poetic Identity and Reader Experience in Two Versions of ‘Two Butterflies’”
  • Nicole Salama (Loyola University Chicago), “Boxing in Dickinson: The Bibliographic Codes of Price in the Roberts Brothers’ Editions of Emily Dickinson’s Poetry”

12:00–1:30 p.m.

Lunch in Chicago-at-Large

Note: Afternoon sessions will take place at The Corboy Law Center, Loyola University

Philip H. Corboy Law Center, Kasbeer Hall

Afternoon Coffee & Tea Service

1:30–6:00 p.m.

Flash Presentations will be available for viewing throughout the afternoon in Kasbeer Hall.

  • Melissa Dinverno (Indiana University, Bloomington), “Cartographies of Memory and War’s Fallout: Curating a History of the García Lorca Archive” 
  • Jeffrey Drouin (University of Tulsa), “Affect-Mapping Proust’s Recherche
  • Amelia López López (Indiana University, Bloomington), “Making sense of the Archives: A Digital Exhibit on the Hemispheric Work of Delia, Manuel, and George”
  • Matteo Maselli (Università di Macerata), “Database Allegorico Dantesco (DAD): Functions and structure of a new digital resource”
  • Jamie Olson (St. Martin’s University), “Panoptical Soviet Geography in the Poetry of the Moscow Conceptualists”
  • Victoria Sciancalepore (Jane Addams Papers Project), “Mapping Women’s Peace and Suffrage Communities Through the Jane Addams Papers”
  • Grace Watkins (Loyola University Chicago), “Reading Non-linear Blake”

1:30–3:00 p.m.

5a (Corboy 304): Archives, Databases, Tools

Moderator: John K. Young (Marshall University)

  • Barbara J. Bair (Library of Congress), “Geopoetics & the Accessible Text: Harjo & Arendt Digital Resources from the Library of Congress”
  • Robert McQueen (Boston College), “The Hannah Arendt Index: Full Text Search on LOC Archive”
  • Sarah L Noonan (St. Mary’s College) & Elizabeth Hebbard (Indiana University Bloomington) “Mapping Medieval Manuscripts in the Midwest”
  • Ricardo Vazquez-Diaz (University of Pittsburgh), “Visualizing Transduction with Versioning Machine 5.0 in the Multimedia Genetic Dossier of ‘Diario Indio’ by Severo Sarduy”

5b (Corboy 305): Textual Scholarship and the Remapping of Ancient Jewish and Christian Texts

Moderator: Olivia Stewart Lester (Loyola University Chicago)

  • Laura Carlson Hasler (Indiana University Bloomington), “Writing Resilience in Jewish Antiquity”
  • Mark Lester (Loyola University Chicago), “Remapping Space with Text in Deuteronomy”
  • Olivia Stewart Lester (Loyola University Chicago), “Remapping Judaism and Christianity through the Sibylline Oracles”
  • James Nati (Santa Clara University), “What Were Biblical Books? Mapping the Ontology of Literature in Early Judaism”

3:15–4:30 p.m.

6a (Corboy 304): Mapping Mixed-Media Artworks

Moderator: Marta Werner (Loyola University Chicago)

  • Maya Patel Day (University of Michigan), “Spatio-Material Intimacy and the Political Thresholds of Access in Layli Long Soldier’s Quilts”
  • Diana Cristina Proenza(University of Maryland, College Park), “Delay in Print: Mapping the Textual Legacies of Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Green Box’”
  • Ileana Marin (University of Washington, Seattle), “Mapping the Reading of Artists’ Books” (Virtual / Live)

6b (Corboy 305): Semantic Mapping, Annotation, and Literary Archives

Moderator: Gabrielle Dean (Johns Hopkins University)

  • Stephanie Browner (The New School), “A Kaleidoscopic Map: The Case for Annotations for Charles W. Chesnutt’s Short Stories”
  • Esteban Crespo (Yale University), “Mapping Emotions in Early Modern Queer Iberian Archives”
  • Michelangelo Zaccarello (Northwestern University / University of Pisa), “First Steps Toward a Semantic Mapping of the Italian Literary Heritage (SMILH)”

4:45–6:00 p.m.

Afternoon Coffee & Tea Service

7a (Corboy 304): Geographies of Transmission

Moderator: John K. Young (Marshall University)

  • Gabriel Ford (Drake University), “Mapping the Manuscripts of Petrus Alfonsi’s Disciplina Clericalis”
  • James B. Kuykendall (University of Mary Washington), “The Map as an Anchor in Anthologies of American Folksong”
  • Jennifer Keith (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), “Winter Fruit: Mapping Early Women Writers’ Networks in Manuscript Archives” (Virtual / Live)

7b (Corboy 305): Material Practices of Composition

Moderator: John Bryant (Hofstra University, Emeritus)

  • Daniel Balderston (University of Pittsburgh) & Maria Celeste Martin (Emily Carr University), “On ‘The Cult of Books’: Learning from the Manuscript of a Famous Borges Essay” 
  • Pilar Martínez-Benedi (University of L’Aquila), “‘Sapore di mare’: Pavese’s Fluid Translation of Moby-Dick”
  • Kenneth M. Price (University of Nebraska–Lincoln), Kevin McMullen (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Stefan Schoeberlein (Marshall University), “Whitman’s Trunk: Rethinking How Whitman Composed”



Philip H. Corboy Law Center, Loyola University

Kasbeer Hall

8:15–9:00 a.m.

Welcome to the Final Day of the Conference

Coffee & Tea Service

9:00–10:30 a.m.

8a (Corboy 304): Seminar: Subjectivity, Scribal Practice, and the Role of the Textual Scholar

Leaders: Laura Carlson Hasler (Indiana University Bloomington), Mark Lester (Loyola University Chicago), Olivia Stewart Lester (Loyola University Chicago), and James Nati (Santa Clara University)

8b (Corboy 305): Cartographies of Origins and Heritage

Moderator: Matt Cohen (University of Nebraska)

  • Chadwick Allen (University of Washington), “Replicas and Reactivations: Mapping Indigenous Earthworks Futures”
  • Gabrielle Dean (Johns Hopkins University), “Within, Beneath, and Beyond the Landscape: Learning to Read a Historically Black Cemetery”
  • Scott Harris (Loyola University Chicago), “The Cartography of Origins: The Fragments of Artapanus and Colonial Foundations in Hellenistic Egypt
  • Xin Yu (Washington University, St. Louis), “Mapping Ancestry in Early Modern China”

10:30–11:00 a.m.

Kasbeer Hall

Coffee, Tea, & Light Refreshments

11:00–12:15 p.m.

Plenary Session (Kasbeer Hall): Steven E. Jones (University of South Florida, ret.), Busa and the Mapping of Humanities Computing

Moderators: George Thiruvathukal (Loyola University Chicago) and Marta Werner (Loyola University Chicago)

12:15–12:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

This conference is co-sponsored by the Society for Textual Scholarship, Loyola University Chicago, the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago, and Italcultura.

Financial support for STS 2022 has also been provided by the Deans of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Martin J. Svaglic Chair in Textual Studies, the Edward L. Surtz Chair, the John Cardinal Cody Chair in Theology, the Departments of English, Theology, and Computer Science, and the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, Loyola University Chicago.

Finally, we gratefully acknowledge the generous support for this meeting provided by the Conference Organizing Committee and the STS Membership. Special thanks are due to Ken Price, Hillegass University Professor of American literature at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Matt Cohen, President of STS; and Gabrielle Dean, Executive Director of STS, for their sponsorship of graduate student participation in the STS.