Katherine Philips’s poetry survives in several early manuscript and printed
sources. While these witnesses have been extensively studied by literary
scholars, much about their textual origins and relationships remains unclear.
In this article, we apply computational methods to analyse such aspects of
these witnesses as similarity, compilation, and organization. We also consider
how use of such methods can shed light on long-standing literary questions
about Philips’s poems.
- textual relationships
- digital humanities
- computational analysis