Member Profile

Name:
Ms Patricia Ayrton
Institution:
University of Edinburgh
Academic Status:
Student
Main Discipline:
Literary Studies
Additional Disciplines:
History
Science Studies
Archival research, conservation
Other Scholarly Societies:
Bronte Society
Research Interests:
Emily Bronte's poetry. In particular her transcription of her EJB notebook of poems and the subsequent textual transmission.
The historical transmission of text including the effects that editorial decisions, and personal and vested interests have on diversity, accuracy, and availability of texts, MSS and holographs.
Preservation of MSS and the advantages or otherwise of digitisation.
Scientific examination of holographs and MSS.