Rosey Kenshol is a writer, bibliophile, and an advocate for self-love and growth. She has loved exploring the twisted world of Maria Monk throughout her Spring Quarter 2018 and hopes that she can pursue similar projects in the future. For this project she created the header, the Home page, and researched the historical context of the novel; she also coded various pages of text. As she continues the road to her English degree (with a minor in Spanish!), she hopes to continue to improve herself, her writing, and help others along the way.
Madeline Gile is a freshman at Santa Clara University from Washington State. She is passionate about writing, dancing, and spending time with her family. Madeline enjoyed exploring the 1800s reactions to Awful Disclosures and researching the impact of the novel on society. In addition to helping with writing, she contributed by coding the introduction page, bibliography, and various pages throughout the novel. Madeline looks forward to continuing her education and meeting new people along the way.
Lissette Espinoza is a junior whose main focuses are uplifting women, non-binary and trans people of color, and dimsantling oppressive narratives. Working on Maria Monk, was an opportunity to study and talk about the history of nativism, xenophobia, prejudice, classism, misogyny, and racism in America, and unpacking how these systems of oppression came to be, and the ideologies that emerged with a growing white middle-class in order to maintain the predominant Protestant culture, which continues to influence American culture today. She contributed research about the convent novel genre and predecessors, and coded the "about us" page, along with many of the transcribed pages.
Michelle Burnham teaches, studies, and writes about earlier American literature. She is particularly committed to finding and recovering lost or forgotten literary texts, and to introducing undergraduate students to research in the archives. She collaboratively developed this course on Textual Editing (in Digital Environments) with Dr. Natalie Linnell in the Computer Science Department at Santa Clara University, and they teach the course together. She continues to learn, along with the students, how to code in html, and is excited about the ways that bringing machine language and humanities research together provides greater public access to our literary and cultural past.
Natalie Linnell is a lecturer in the Math and Computer Science Department at Santa Clara University. She holds a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington, and her research focus is on socially-motivated computing, especially educational technology and technology for underserved populations.