Marianne Moore’s Bryn Mawr Poetry


Part of my interest in the digital humanities stems from its emphasis on collaboration. Through the writing and constructing of this website thesis, I have learned that no endeavor can be accomplished alone. I would like to thank everyone who has made this project possible. The support and interest from members of the College have allowed this project to become what it is today. I would like to especially thank a few people who were integral in this process.

I would first and foremost like to thank the faculty of the Bryn Mawr English Department for providing me with a strong, analytic background. As an English major, I have been challenged to continually push my own intellectual boundaries. I am grateful for the opportunity to follow my passion in thinking about form in new ways which stems from the work I have done in many of my English classes at Bryn Mawr.

I would like to thank my thesis advisor, Professor Jane Hedley, for her guidance, patience and willingness to explore with me beyond the codex page. From my freshman year to this thesis, Professor Hedley has influenced my interrogation and my analysis of poetry through her own meticulous readings. Without her insight, encouragement and keen eye, this project would not have been possible.

I would also like to thank Professor Katherine Rowe for her assistance and encouragement of my endeavors into digital scholarship and her support of this project at its inception.

I am indebted to Eric Pumroy, Marianne Hansen and Anne Bruder for their enthusiasm and assistance in the Bryn Mawr Special Collections. They have shown an extraordinary willingness to help me as I navigated my way through letters, microfilms and journals.

I am indebted to Vince Patone and Catherine Farman for their assistance with the technical aspects of this project. Despite my lack of technical knowledge, their guidance and aid have allowed my hopes for the virtual format of this project to be realized.

I am grateful for the support of my fellow thesis writers, Evan McGonagill and Jocie Nelson, for their countless brainstorming and editing sessions. They have been a great source of support and coffee during the entire thesis process.

I am grateful for the love and support of family who have encouraged and inspired me.