This page features a collection of open-source annotated editions of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature authored by undergraduate students at Saint Mary's College enrolled in HUST 463: Colloquium III (Early Modern Literature). Each critical edition listed below includes an introduction, full text with annotations (using Hypothes.is), cultural context essays, and additional resources. The site's content has been edited and enhanced by Elise Fahrenbach, Elizabeth Ferry, Grace Maher, Tess Diamond, and Dr. Laura Williamson.
How (and why) to use these digital critical editions
The LibreTexts project aims to increase access to educational resources for students (at the undergraduate and high school levels) as well as lifelong learners. Our contribution to this project has revolved around providing access to central works in the humanities, allowing readers the ability to engage with the text itself as well as its cultural context. We have conducted research to offer "a closer look" into these foundational texts, and we hope readers have the opportunity to engage with the text from several theoretical and historical perspectives. In short, our aim is not only to provide access to the original source but to do so in a way that makes it more accessible and understandable to readers.