Arnhold Mentor Jessica Sparks Launches “Come Live With Me”

See below for a link out to the site and Jessica’s description of her project:

“Come Live With Me: Living the History of a Ballad” is now live and available for free to anyone who wants to know more about the literary life of Christopher Marlowe’s ‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.’

The site is designed so that users can have an informative, interactive experience as they journey through the ballad’s many incarnations. The main sections of the site are dedicated to the work as a ‘poem,’ the work as a ‘broadside ballad’ with its many intricacies such as tune and woodcuts, and the long and current history of the many “responses, replies, and parodies” of the work. The last section of the site is dedicated to the project background. Here users can learn all about my research process in creating the site and about the many people who have contributed, including the English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA).”

Jessica Grace Sparks is a senior at the UCSB and will be graduating with a B.A. in English and Renaissance Studies.