Ben Jonson’s Foot Voyage Reviewed by @DrJ_Gregory

Editing, Research

The latest issue of Literature & History (2015; 24.2) contains my review of Ben Jonson’s Walk to Scotland: An Annotated Edition of the ‘Foot Voyage’ (Cambridge University Press, 2015):

The text of the foot voyage is a first-hand account of Ben Jonson’s 1618 walk from London to Edinburgh by an unknown companion. This edition also contains essays by the editors, James Loxley, Anna Groundwater and Julie Sanders.

Literature & History is now a SAGE publication:

Early Modern Editing Experiment 2 (Collating / Textual Variants) #WISE


Second Experiment (14.06.15)

In preparation for the WISE workshop on Wednesday June 17th, 2015, I am experimenting with some collating.

Collation Experiment as pdf

For this experiment I am focusing on the first twenty lines of verse from John Taylor’s travels to Prague. Visit the experiment page here:



My Early Modern Editing Experiments Project #JohnTaylor #WaterPoet


John Taylor

Encouraged by the ‘WISE: What is Scholarly Editing?’ AHRC-funded workshop I attended in April 2015, I’ve now started work on a project concerning early modern editing, focusing on John Taylor the Water Poet in particular. The project arises from my desire to see more Taylor available in places other than EEBO (great though it is) and specialist libraries. It’s exciting to be working on the Water Poet for this project because he was very keen on reaching a wide audience for his work, and so it seems right to be experimenting with the possibilities of digital humanities in order to enable more people to read the wonderful – and idiosyncratic – work of John Taylor.

Find out more from the page here:

I’ve also started collecting work on John Taylor here; in the first instance, this is work available online, but I hope to create an up-to-date bibliography of scholarship on the Water Poet soon.