As digital environments are increasingly being subsumed by corporations, the digital cultural memory of humanity is in danger of becoming a product of corporate interests. Yet, within Digital Humanities, a long-standing tradition of digital editing emphasizes the need to recover and represent the work of writers outside of the dominant cultures of the Global North. This chapter discusses the development of The Harlem Shadows Project, a critical digital edition of Claude McKay’s poetry. Contextualizing this work as digital textual recovery, it discusses using the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) guidelines for digitized texts, describes the process of developing the edition, considers alternatives to TEI, and offers guidance for those who want to begin building a critical digital edition.
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Risam, R. (2018). Telling Untold Stories: Digital Textual Recovery Methods. In: levenberg, l., Neilson, T., Rheams, D. (eds) Research Methods for the Digital Humanities. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96713-4_17
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