Chelsea Bingham holds a B.A. in English and Religion from Boston University. she gained experience in bibliographical work and copy-editing while working with Lisa Rodensky on her volumes of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen’s The Story of Nuncomar and the Impeachment of Sir Elijah Impey. Studying Martin Gardner’s The Annotated Alice led to an increased interest in the complicated ways literature influences children’s lives. Bingham’s dissertation at the Editorial Institute compiles letters pertaining to Joan Aiken’s children’s novels into an edition that explores the relationship between an author and her work. Tentatively titled “The Correspondence of Joan Aiken,” the project plans to document the development of Aiken’s early work for children through letters.
Ateeb Gul holds a Bachelor of Science (honors) degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan, majoring in Social Sciences. Having worked in editorial capacities in Pakistan’s journalism sector as well as in academic institutions, he developed an interest in editing, copy-editing, and literary editing along the way. He was Assistant Features Editor at The Friday Times (a Pakistani English-language weekly paper) and Administrative Editor of Bunyard: A Journal of Urdu Studies at LUMS. His dissertation at the Editorial Institute is tentatively titled “An edited, annotated, and referenced edition of M.M. Sharif’s Muslim Thought.” The aim of the dissertation is to prepare an edition of the aforementioned work that can simultaneously be used as a reference work for students in the field (Islamic intellectual history) as well as act as a short introduction to the field for non-specialist readers.
Shawn Worthington graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2011 with a BA in English and a minor in Film Studies. There he received the M. Jean Kerns Prize for Excellence in English and the CAS Alumni Association Award for Writing Excellence. His thesis at the Editorial Institute is titled Voiced Variants in Bob Dylan’s Live Lyrics. The study focuses on the many ways Bob Dylan changes the words in his songs when he sings to a live audience.