Member Profile

Ms Patricia Ayrton
University of Edinburgh
Academic Status:
Main Discipline:
Literary Studies
Additional Disciplines:
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.