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CLiC to subscribe: Babel is pleased to support the CLiC project

Dan McIntyre (@danguage on Twitter) is Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Huddersfield and one of the editors of the hugely popular Babel: The Language Magazine. He is also a member of the CLiC Advisory Panel and a keen supporter of the CLiC project. Dan’s research interests include corpus linguistics, stylistics, … Continue reading “CLiC to subscribe: Babel is pleased to support the CLiC project”

4 May 2018 by
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Dickens, Wooden Legs and the Dickensian Cyberspace

Emma Curry (@EmmaLCurry on Twitter) completed her PhD thesis, titled “Language and the Fragmented Body in the Novels of Charles Dickens”, in 2016 at Birkbeck, University of London. Her research interests include Dickens, nineteenth-century fiction, digital humanities, the body in literature, and the history of emotions. During her time at Birkbeck she spearheaded the ‘Our Mutual Friend Tweets‘ project, … Continue reading “Dickens, Wooden Legs and the Dickensian Cyberspace”

12 April 2018 by
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What’s in a Word: Exam-ready with CLiC

Kat Howard (@SaysMiss on Twitter) is an English teacher at Brockington College, an 11-16 Secondary School in South Leicestershire. Previously undertaking roles such as Literacy Coordinator and overseeing KS3 Curriculum Planning and Assessment, Kat provided T&L training through the National College of Teaching and Leadership and has written resourcing content for a range of providers … Continue reading “What’s in a Word: Exam-ready with CLiC”

27 March 2018 by
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CLiC guest post on the Blog of the Digital Literary Stylistics Special Interest Group (#SIG_DLS)

We are very pleased to announce a CLiC guest post on the Blog of the Digital Literary Stylistics Special Interest Group (also see the Twitter hashtag #SIG_DLS), which is curated by J. Berenike Herrmann (@Jberenike on Twitter) at the University of Basel’s Digital Humanities Lab. This special interest group brings together researchers from different perspectives … Continue reading “CLiC guest post on the Blog of the Digital Literary Stylistics Special Interest Group (#SIG_DLS)”

26 March 2018 by
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‘High prices, big posters, and great confidence … Town very much excited on the subject’: Charles Dickens on the Birmingham stage in 1848

Martin Killeen is Head of Rare Books at the Cadbury Research Library. Thanks to his specialism, he has a unique insight into the resources of the library’s collection. In this post, based on the library’s Dickens holdings (including an original manuscript playbill and ticket for the event), Martin traces how the novelist came to put … Continue reading “‘High prices, big posters, and great confidence … Town very much excited on the subject’: Charles Dickens on the Birmingham stage in 1848”

13 March 2018 by
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CLiC in the classroom

Lorraine Adriano has taught in secondary schools in England and Italy. She was curriculum leader for KS3 and Head of Department, developing schemes of work and assessments. Lorraine now teaches English language and English literature  years 7-13 at Bishop Walsh Catholic Secondary School. She is an examiner for both English language and English literature at GSCE and is … Continue reading “CLiC in the classroom”

5 March 2018 by
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Is there light in the heart of darkness?

Lorenzo Mastropierro (@Lo_Mastropierro on Twitter) is a Teaching Associate in Literary Linguistics at the University of Nottingham. Lorenzo is the Assistant Editor for the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. He has recently published his monograph Corpus Stylistics in Heart of Darkness and its Italian Translations. Now Heart of Darkness is also available in CLiC and … Continue reading “Is there light in the heart of darkness?”

20 February 2018 by
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Dickens and the History of Literary and Linguistic Computing – a (very) short retrospective

Martin Wynne (@MartinJWynne on Twitter) is a digital research specialist at the University of Oxford. Martin is based in the Bodleian Libraries, where he is responsible for the Oxford Text Archive, which also involves managing the distribution of the British National Corpus (BNC). From almost the very beginning of the digital era, people have used computers to help them to … Continue reading “Dickens and the History of Literary and Linguistic Computing – a (very) short retrospective”

6 February 2018 by
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CLiC and Dickens’s not-so-conspicuous techniques of characterisation: Reporting verbs

Pablo Ruano San Segundo (@pablo_uex on Twitter) is a Lecturer at the University of Extremadura, Spain. He is a member of the CLiC Dickens Advisory Board and is an expert on reporting verbs in Dickens’s novels. In this post Pablo shares how he uses CLiC in his research. The creation of Dickens’s most memorable characters … Continue reading “CLiC and Dickens’s not-so-conspicuous techniques of characterisation: Reporting verbs”

13 January 2018 by