English Language and Literature

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Fontes Anglo-Saxonici

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

Fontes Anglo-Saxonici: A Register of Written Sources Used by Authors in Anglo-Saxon England is intended to identify all written sources which were incorporated, quoted, translated or adapted anywhere in English or Latin texts which were written in Anglo-Saxon England (i.e. England to 1066), or by Anglo-Saxons in other countries.

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A critical edition of the Acts and Monuments by John Foxe

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

John Foxe’s famous ‘Book of Martyrs’ is a foundation text for the English Reformation. Its vision has profoundly influenced English culture. This project completes the task of making the whole of Foxe’s text available in an innovative on-line edition in which specialists and non-specialists alike can appreciate the ways in which Foxe sought to counter his critics, absorb new materials, and justify the protestant reformation to his contemporaries. In Books 1-9, Foxe put this reformation into its deeper historical, ecclesiastical and theological perspective.

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The York-Toronto-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English Prose

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The York-Toronto-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Old English Prose is a 1.5 million word electronic corpus of Old English prose texts which is annotated with the grammatical information necessary for extensive linguistic analysis. The corpus can be searched automatically for abstract grammatical structures (such as relative clauses, subject-verb inversion, expletive subjects, etc.), as well as (strings of) words, allowing quick and easy access to the data necessary to investigate virtually any aspect of the language of the period.

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The Parsed Corpus of Early English Correspondence

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The Parsed Corpus of Early English Correspondence is a syntactically-annotated version of 2.2 million words of the Corpus of Early English Correspondece (created by the Sociolinguistics and Language History project team at the Department of English, University of Helsinki). It includes 84 letter collections, consisting of 4790 letters dating from 1410 to 1695. The corpus is annotated with the grammatical and sociolinguistic information necessary for extensive (socio-)linguistic analysis.

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John Ruskin's Teaching Collections

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

This two-year project presented via the Web, a fully searchable and browsable catalogue linked to digitized images of John Ruskin's 'Teaching Collections' held in the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford. The interface presents users with a means of linking Ruskin's original catalogues of his collection with modern catalogue information, presenting the entire Oxford-based collection as a single resource: as some of the original collections have now been dispersed under individual artist categories, the project virtually reassembled them in Ruskin's original sequences.

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European Critical Heritage : The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The Research Project documents fully the Continental reception of major British and Irish writers including Virginia Woolf, Lawrence Sterne, Jonathan Swift, Lord Byron, Jane Austen, Walter Scott, Henry James, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, each of whom made powerful and innovatory contributions to a genre and style that came to dominate modern literature.

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ICTGuides

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The ICTGuides project is now incorporated within this project (arts-humanities.net).

Two developments gave birth to the ICTGuides database: an increase in the use of ICT in arts and humanities research and an awareness that information on how ICT is used in arts-humanities research is not readily available online. The resulting disparity was largely seen to have detrimental effects on ICT-based scholarship as sharing computational expertise among scholars is a precursor to promoting innovation within the field.

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Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech (SCOTS)

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

SCOTS uses computer technology and the web to bring a unique electronic collection of Scots and Scottish English texts to scholars and the public. The resource contains written and spoken material, the latter with online audio/video clips, stored in a database along with extensive metadata. Linguists can investigate where particular words and phrases are used, and by whom. Displayed alongside the texts is a range of information about authors and speakers, so that it is possible to search for, e.g., “audio clips featuring Ayrshire women under 40”.

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A web-mounted database of mid-Victorian wood engraved illustration

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

This is a digital database of at least nearly 900 wood engravings from periodicals and books published in the 'golden age' of illustration: the mid-nineteenth century. Taking 1862 as a sample year, the database draws on two major collections: the periodical illustrations of the 1860s and 70s in the School of Art Museum and Gallery, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the Forrest Reid collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. These important collections are currently under-exploited and accessible only to scholars in Britain.

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