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Digital Scholarship Seminar
February 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The first event of the Spring 2018 series of Digital Scholarship Seminar takes place on Wednesday 14 February at 2pm, and features a stylometric interrogation of the study of authorship in nineteenth-century periodicals by Francesca Benatti, Research Fellow in Digital Humanities with The Open University. Following on from her talk on the Digital Humanities project, A Question of Style: individual voices and corporate identity in the Edinburgh Review, 1814-1820 at DSS last year, this presentation will reflect on the progress of the project, in the particular areas of corpus creation, methodological evaluation, and analysis of preliminary results. As ever, all are welcome.
Francesca Benatti (Open University)
Authorship, genre and style in the Edinburgh Review and Quarterly Review, 1814-20
This seminar presents an interrogation of the study of authorship in nineteenth-century periodicals through the Digital Humanities project, A Question of Style: individual voices and corporate identity in the Edinburgh Review, 1814-1820, which was funded by a Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Field Development Grant in 2017. Together with my colleague David King, we are working to assess the assumption that early nineteenth-century periodicals succeeded in creating, through a “transauthorial discourse”, a unified corporate voice that hid individual authors behind an impersonal public text (Klancher 1987).
Dr Francesca Benatti is a Research Fellow in Digital Humanities with The Open University specialising in digital literary studies. Her digital research interests include stylometry, text analysis, digital editions and their applications to the study of literature. Her literary research interests are the writings of Irish author Thomas Moore (1789-1852), nineteenth-century periodicals, book history and comic books. She runs the CHASE Arts and Humanities in the Digital Age doctoral training programme and is one of the editors of the Thomas Moore Archive.