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Dinosaurs vs. Unicorns

I heard Marianne talk about her research into textual and visual messages on girls’ and boys’ t-shirts at the PALA 2018 conference. I was fascinated. Of course, we all know about the pink vs blue war in children’s retail but for some time now I have been under the impression that things might slowly be … Continue reading “Dinosaurs vs. Unicorns”

3 December 2018 by
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Creating and recreating children’s manuscript magazine culture in Victorian fiction

In this blog, Lois Burke, explores how corpora of literary texts and specialised software to search through these corpora can enrich both literary and socio-cultural studies. Lois looks at ChiLit, GLARE’s 19th Century Children’s Literature Corpus, to find textual evidence in literary sources to support her research on children’s, and specifically girls’, magazine culture in … Continue reading “Creating and recreating children’s manuscript magazine culture in Victorian fiction”

24 September 2018 by
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ChiLit: the GLARE 19th Century Children’s Literature corpus in CLiC

Working in close cooperation with the CLiC team (our thanks go especially to Viola Wiegand, Anthony Hennessey and Jamie Lentin for their help with the corpus compilation, annotation and other necessary treatment), the new GLARE 19th Century Children’s Literature corpus (ChiLit) has been made available in November 2017 and it is now fully accessible through … Continue reading “ChiLit: the GLARE 19th Century Children’s Literature corpus in CLiC”

14 February 2018 by
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Why GLARE?

It’s all over the broadcast and social media. Women are angry. Really angry. And they have been angry for some time. But this time it seems different. What the Harvey Weinstein case and the #metoo campaign have triggered seems to be an avalanche of women’s voices shouting “we’re not happy with things as they are”. … Continue reading “Why GLARE?”

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