Claude McKay's Early Poetry (1911-1922): A Digital CollectionMain MenuIntroduction: About this SiteAmardeep Singh, Lehigh UniversityConstab Ballads (1912) -- Digital EditionClaude McKay's "Constab Ballads"Songs of Jamaica (1912): Digital EditionBook of poetry by Claude McKay. Preface by Walter Jekyll.Early Uncollected Poetry (1911-1922)Uncollected Poems by Claude McKay published in Jamaican, British, and American magazinesWorkers Dreadnought PoetrySpring in New Hampshire (1920): Digital EditionHarlem Shadows (1922): Digital EditionHarlem Shadows Digital EditionSelected Poems of Claude McKay (1953)Approximating the Table of Contents of "Selected Poems of Claude McKay"Criticism and Contextual EssaysWorks CitedWorks Cited for "Claude McKay's Early Poetry (1912-1922)"Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1
TEI/XML Editions (in progress/coming soon)
12017-06-21T14:55:02-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1692Links to TEI versions of these textsplain2017-07-18T18:42:28-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1TEI is an encoding format used by digital humanists in order to make digitized texts machine-readable. Scholars feed TEI-encoded materials into larger corpora; others use information embedded in TEI-encoded texts to extract quantitative data about texts.
As of summer 2017, it's my aspiration to produce lightly coded TEI versions of all of the editions presented on this site:
Songs of Jamaica Constab Ballads Uncollected Poetry, 1912-1922 Spring in New Hampshire Harlem Shadows
The TEI versions will be uploaded to Github here as they are produced. As of June 2017, we have been working on a lightly-encoded version of Constab Ballads.
Chris Forster and Roopika Risam have already produced an excellent TEI version of Harlem Shadows that can be accessed here. My own approach to TEI is indebted to theirs, though my intention in encoding McKay's works as TEI has been much more fundamental.
In the future, we may return to these editions with more technical encoding relating to rhyme scheme, textual notes, McKay's use of Jamaican patois, and semantic tagging.