About

This project, excerpted from a larger multimodal project, The Virtual Sovereign, functions as both an innovative digital edition of Margaret Cavendish’s Observations Upon Experimental Philosophy. To which is added The Description of a New Blazing World (1666) — not reproduced in its initial hybrid form by any contemporary publisher — as well as an experimental study of the primacy of mediated form in Cavendish’s work in conversation with the affordances of specific digital modalities.

This digital project is still in development. Its first articulation (Phase I) was on the academic publishing platform Scalar, but has since migrated to this WordPress environment for interface development (Phase II). Phase III will encompass a print-on-demand book with an annotated edition of the two texts.