Clayton L McCarl

Associate Professor | Director, International Studies Program and Digital Humanities Institute

Languages, Literatures and Cultures | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Colonial Latin America, theory and practice of digital textual editing, textual products of the Early Modern maritime world, interdisciplinary program development and administration, digital humanities pedagogy

Education

2010 Ph.D., Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Dissertation: Edition, with introduction and notes, of Piratas y contrabandistas de ambas Indias (1693) by Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera (c.1650-c.1705). Director: Isaías Lerner. Readers: Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, John O'Neill, Lía Schwartz.

 

2010 Certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
 

2008 M.Phil., Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
 

1995 Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish, University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Biography

Clayton McCarl is an associate professor at the University of North Florida (UNF), where he teaches courses in Spanish language, Latin American literature and culture, international studies and the digital humanities. He directs both the International Studies Program and the Digital Humanities Institute, and leads coloniaLab, a workshop for the collaborative edition of colonial Latin American manuscripts and rare print books. He also chairs the interdisciplinary Latin American and Caribbean Council and coordinates the project Editing the Eartha M.M. White Collection. McCarl represents UNF on the Executive Council of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium (FLDH).

 

Dr. McCarl completed his Ph.D. in 2010 at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, where he prepared his dissertation under the direction of Isaías Lerner. His research focuses on colonial Latin America, addressing in particular the textual products of maritime exploration and piracy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the theory and practice of digital textual editing in this context.

 

In 2011, the Fundación Barrié de la Maza published his edition of Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera’s 1693 manuscript Piratas y contrabandistas de ambas Indias (Pirates and smugglers of the East and West Indies). Dr. McCarl's work has also appeared in the journals Colonial Latin American Review, Book History, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Quaerendo and Scholarly Editing, and in the forthcoming edited volume Latin American Textualities (University of Arizona Press).

 

Dr. McCarl led the establishment of the Colonial Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), served as Section Chair from 2012-2014, and edited Colonia/Colônia, the Section's quarterly newsletter from 2012-2015. 

Awards

2015 UNF College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Leadership Council Faculty Fellowship Award for "Editing the Compendio histórico (1799): Towards a Model for Student Collaboration in the Creation of Digital Editions." 

 

2009 Dissertation Fellowship. The Graduate Center of The City University of New York

 

2009 Dissertation Research Award. Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States Universities
 

Affiliations

Association for Documentary Editing (ADE)

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)

Textual Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C)

Publications & Presentations

EDITIONS


Seyxas y Lovera, Francisco de.Piratas y contrabandistas de ambas Indias (1693). Ed. Clayton McCarl. A Coruña: Fundacion Pedro Barrié de la Maza, 2011. Colección Galicia Exterior.

---. Avisos a pretendientes para Indias. Ed. Clayton McCarl. Scholarly Editing: The Annual of the Association for Documentary Editing 35 (2014).

 

BOOK CHAPTER

 

"Discourse or Data? Theorizing the Electronic Edition of Antonio de León Pinelo's 1629 Bibliography of the Indies." In Latin American Textualities, edited by Heather Allen and Andrew Reynolds (forthcoming from University of Arizona Press).

 

ARTICLES

 

"A Model for Short-Term Digital Editing Workshops for Archival Outreach and Project Continuity" (in development)

 

"Antonio Pigafetta's Account of the Magallen-Elcano Expedition: A Metabibliographical Study" (submitted for consideration)

 

"Multiple-Layered Encoding as an Editorial and Pedagogical Strategy in the Study of the Early Modern Iberian World" (submitted for consideration)

 

"'Tosco e imperfecto, con mucho de fabulado': El mapa de Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera de la Región Austral Magallánica" (in development)

 

"An Approach to Designing Undergraduate Digital Humanities Internships" (submitted for consideration)

 

"coloniaLab: Towards a Model for Student Collaboration in the Edition of Colonial Latin American Texts" (under review)

 

"Hacia un modelo para el marcado semántico de los textos marítimos de la época colonial" (submitted for consideration)

 

"The Aftermath of the John Narborough Expedition (1669-1671) in the Viceroyalty of Peru" (forthcoming)

 

"The 'Taboas geraes' of João Teixeira Albernaz I as a Mediated Textual Object." Quaerendo 48:2 (2018): 106-126.

 

"Editing the Eartha M.M. White Collection: An Experiment in Engaging Students in Archival Research and Editorial Practice." The Journal of Academic Librarianship 44:4 (2018): 527-537.

 

"Carlos Enriques Clerque as Crypto-Jewish Confidence Man in Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera's Piratas y contrabandistas (1693)." Colonial Latin American Review 24 (2015): 406-420.

 

"Ghost Journeys and Phantom Books: Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera's Elusive Library of Pirates." Book History 17 (2014): 165-190.

 

"Piratas heterodoxos del siglo XVII: El caso de Carlos Enriques Clerque." Pictavia aurea. Actas del IX Congreso de la AISO (Poitiers, 11-15 de julio de 2011). Eds. Alain Begue and Emma Herrán Alonso. Toulouse: Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 2013: 1241-1248. Anejos de Criticón 13.

 

JOURNAL ISSUES EDITED

 

Explorando los intersticios del mundo colonial, a special issue of Revista de Estudios Colombianos 45 (2015). 

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

"Destroying the World through Reading: Dangers of Editorial Practice." 2019 Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019.

 

"Theoretical Problems in the Semantic Markup of Colonial Latin American Maritime Texts." Association of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) Annual Conference (DH2018), Mexico City, Mexico, June 26-29, 2018.

 

"Building an Interdisciplinary DH Community at the University of North Florida" (with Kathlina Brady, Aislinn Kelly, Julia Rivera-Whalen and David Wilson). Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), November 3, 2017, Orlando, Florida.


"How Much is Not Enough? Theorizing the Annotation of an Early Modern Print Bibliography." Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC), 26-29 October 2017, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

"Toward a Model for the Semantic Markup of Colonial American Maritime Texts." BH and DH: Book History and Digital Humanities, Center for the History of Print and Digital Culture, 22-24 September 2017, Madison, Wisconsin.

 

"coloniaLab: Towards a Model for Student Collaboration in the Edition of Colonial Latin American Texts." Association for Documentary Editing, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 4-6, 2016.

 

"California Septentrional Dreaming: Spain's Textual Incursions into the Pacific Northwest." XXXIV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, New York, New York, May 27-30, 2016.

 

"El Nuevo Reino de Granada en el Epítome (1629) de León Pinelo." XIX Congreso de la Asociación de Colombianistas, Universidad de Antioquia and EAFIT, Medellín, July 1-3, 2015. 

 

"Discourse or Database? Editing Antonio de León Pinelo's 1629 Bibliography of the Indies." Joint meeting of the Society for Textual Scholarship and the Association for Documentary Editing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, June 17-20, 2015.

 

"Enemigos encubiertos: Una visión alternativa de la piratería a finales del XVII." XXXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 27-30, 2015. 

 

"Towards an Edition that Remembers (and Reveals) Its Secrets." 131st Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Vancouver, B.C., January 8-11, 2015.

 

"Dead Reckoning in a Sea of Books: León Pinelo's Epítome de la biblioteca oriental y occidental, náutica y geográfica(1629)." Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC), New Orleans, October 16-19, 2014.

 

"Los espacios incógnitos del Epítome de Antonio de León Pinelo."  XXXII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, May 21-24, 2014.

 

"The Secret Maps of the Spanish Ambassador": Unraveling the Mystery Surrounding the Taboas geraes da toda a navegacão (1630) of João Teixeira Albernaz I." Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC), San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 24-27, 2013.

 

"Las plumas ajenas: Northern European Geographical Publishing and the Epitome of Antonio de León Pinelo." Society for the History of Authorship (SHARP), Philadelphia, July 18-21, 2013.

 

"Un aventurero cripto-judío en el Mar del Sur, siglo XVII." XXXI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington, D.C., May 28-June 1, 2013.

 

"ChocQuibTown y la 'invisibilidad nacional.'" XXX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Francisco, May 23-26, 2012.

 

"Piratas heterodoxos del XVII: el caso de Carlos Enríquez Clerck." IX Congreso de la Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro, Université de Poitiers, July 11-15, 2011.


"Phantom Journeys, Phantom Books: Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera's Elusive Pirate Library." The Republic of Letters and the Empire of the Two Worlds: Culture and Society in Baroque Spain, Instituto Cervantes/Hispanic Society of America/The Graduate Center (CUNY), September 14-16, 2010.


"A Geography of Impertinence: Using Historical Maps to Explore a Spanish Treatise on Piracy." Association of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) Annual Conference (DH2009), University of Maryland, June 22-25, 2009.


"A Library of Pirates for Colonial Mexico." Fourteenth Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference of the Society of Textual Scholarship, New York, March 18-21, 2009.


"'Discreto, cortesano y bien criado': Sir Francis Drake en La Argentina de Martí­n del Barco Centenera." Third International Interdisciplinary Symposium on Colonial Studies in the Americas, Quito, Ecuador, June 5-8, 2007.


 

ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPATION

 

"Documentary Editors as Public Historians: Middle Men and Women to the Work of History." National Council on Public History, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 19-22, 2017. (invited participant)

 

"The Electronic Edition of Colonial and Nineteenth-Century Latin America Texts: New Tools, New Models for Collaboration." XXXIV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, New York, New York, May 27-30, 2016. (organizer and chair)

 

"Publication of Handcrafted Editions in the Age of Mass Digitization." Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Consortium, Northwestern University October 22-24, 2014. (invited participant)

 

INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

 

"'Tocso e imperfecto, con mucho de fabulado': El mapa de Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera de la Región Austral Magallánica." Instituto de la Patagonia, Punta Arenas, Chile, November 20, 2017.

 

"Consecuencias inesperadas y posibilidades ilimitadas: Las Humanidades Digitales y los estudios coloniales latinoamericanos." Instituto de Historia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, November 15, 2017.

 

"Acercamientos digitales a los escritos marítimos: El Epítome (1629) de León Pinelo, el Compendio histórico (1799), y los textos del viaje de John Narborogh a Chile (1669-71)." Instituto de Historia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, November 15, 2017.

 

"¿Quién fue Carlos Enriques Clerque? En busca de la identidad y los motivos del enigmático instigador del viaje de John Narborough a Chile (1669-71)." IV Jornadas de Historia de América Colonial, Instituto de Historia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, November 14, 2017.

 

"Digital Humanities Initiative, International Studies and the School of Computing: A Call for Cross-College Collaboration." UNF School of Computing Colloquium, April 14, 2017.

 

"Introducing the UNF Digital Humanities Initiative." Academic Technology Innovation Symposium, UNF Center for Instruction & Research Technology, November 6, 2015.

 

"Collaboratively Editing the Compendio histórico (1799) in TEI-XML." Scholars Transforming Academic Research Symposium (STARS), UNF Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, April 14, 2015.

 

"A Model for Self-Documenting Electronic Editions in TEI-XML." 2014 Academic Technology Innovation Symposium, UNF Center for Instruction & Research Technology, October 15, 2014.

 

"Merit Versus Entrenched Privilege in Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera's 'A Warning to those Seeking Office in the Indies.'" UNF Dean of Arts and Sciences Brown Bag Lunch Series, November 19, 2013.

 

"English Pirate or Iberian Provocateur? The Mysterious Case of Carlos Enriques Clerque." University of North Florida Department of History Past-to-Present Lecture Series, October 25, 2012.
 

McCarlContact Information

Building 10, Room 2139

(904) 620-1242

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu