The Department of English Literature and its associated Masters program (Public Texts) are home to the very active EditionsTrent Research Group producing scholarly editions of major Canadian writers. Over the years, Trent University’s English Department has hosted three major print and/or digital “collected works” projects focused on the works of A.M. Klein, E.J. Pratt, and P.K. Page, as well as the digital edition of the expansive diaries of Robertson Davies. This site is designed to highlight the activities of faculty and students involved in this — and other — editorial work.
The heart of EditionsTrent is Wallis Hall 132, the Page-Irwin Colloquium Room — home base for the M.A. program in English Literature (Public Texts). This room contains the core of the private library of writer-painter P.K. Page Irwin (donated for the use of the scholars editing her Collected Works), as well as a large collection of her visual art.
If the Page-Irwin Room is the heart, then the lungs of EditionsTrent is the Publications Projects Lab located in Wallis Hall 227. In the lab, faculty and students working on editorial projects make use of specialized equipment (e.g., a high quality scanner and software for editing of images and optical character recognition). There is storage for archival material (e.g., additional material from P.K. Page’s library and files from current and completed projects). The room also houses the Leonard and Barbara Conolly Broadview Press Collection — including all of the literary texts produced by Broadview Press to date plus the texts that continue to be published.