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Lisa Tagliaferri, Caterina

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Summary From Project Site 

“With nearly 400 letters extant written to both religious and nonreligious contemporaries alike, prayers recorded by her followers, and a book written in the emerging vernacular Italian that was subsequently translated into Latin and Middle English, Catherine’s corpus is profound and far-reaching. Utilizing digital humanities tools for network analysis and topic modeling has served to both contextualize Catherine of Siena as a central figure of 14th-century Europe, as well as substantiate her as a literary figure who wrote metaphorically and adhered to poetic trends of her time.”

Items Included in Formal Submission 

PDF of written component, link to archived online component (Internet Archive), zipped folder of project materials code repository, archive of website as WARC file created with Web Recorder 

Digital Component/Project Type

Accompanying data visualization project that works to contextualize the primary dissertation material 

CUNY Academic Works 

Tagliaferri, Lisa, “Lyrical Mysticism: The Writing and Reception of Catherine of Siena” (2017). CUNY Academic Works. https://academicworks.cuny.edu/gc_etds/2154 

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