English Language and Literature

section icon

Geographies of Orthodoxy: mapping the English-Pseudo-Bonaventuran Lives of Christ, c. 1350-1550

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

Geographies of Orthodoxy offers a new account of an English devotional phenomenon and affective literary tradition usually characterised as ‘pseudo-Bonaventuran’ by modern commentators. Geographies of Orthodoxy proposes to examine and make openly accessible through the latest electronic means the entire material remains of the anglophone pseudo-Bonaventuran tradition.

section icon

Children's playground games and songs in the new media age

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

This project will update, analyse and re-present three important collections of children's playground songs and rhymes: the Opie Collection of Children's Games and Songs, and selections from collections at the National Centre for English Cultural Tradition (NATCECT) and the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture (LAVC).

section icon

London's Past Online: a bibliography of Greater London's history

Posted by Simon Baker on February 26, 2015

London's Past Online was established to create a searchable online database of books, articles and other published material relating to the Greater London area from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. The work was undertaken by a research team based at the Centre for Metropolitan History. Core data was taken from Heather Creaton's 'Bibliography of Printed Works on London History to 1939' (LAPL, 1994) and its unpublished supplement, and the bibliography from her 'Sources for the History of London 1939-45' (BRA, 1998).

section icon

Designing Shakespeare: an audio-visual archive 1960-2000

Posted by Christie Carson on February 26, 2015

Research Questions and Problems
Can a comprehensive audio-visual archive of performance information encourage further research into performance in English Departments and support teaching in Drama and Theatre Studies Departments?

Can oral history interviews with designers add significantly to the study of performance?

Can access to a large database of digital images based around a design theme encourage greater emphasis on the visual elements of performance for scholars and students of Shakespeare?

section icon

Royal Historical Society Bibliographies on British and Irish History

Posted by Simon Baker on February 26, 2015

The Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish history (now known as the Bibliography of British and Irish History and published by Brepols Publishers) is a database containing over 500,000 bibliographical records relating to British and Irish history, and to the British and Irish abroad, at all periods for which written evidence survives. The database aims to be as comprehensive as possible for publications since 1900, but includes some selected earlier material.

section icon

The Correspondence of William Henry Fox Talbot

Posted by Stephen Brown on February 26, 2015

The project has transcribed and published the more than 10,000 letters to and from William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877), best known as the inventor of photography but also an MP, a landowner, an inventor, a scientist, a mathematician and a pioneering scholar of Assyrian cuneiform. The major group of letters was published in 2003. AHRB funding then ended and the University of Glasgow was unable to commit further resources to the project. In 2004, the project website was migrated to DeMontfort University, Leicester. A grant from the British Academy created a remote editing facility.

section icon

A Linguistic 'Time-Capsule': The Newcastle Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English

Posted by Karen Corrigan on February 26, 2015

The Newcastle Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English (NECTE) resource amalgamated and future-proofed two discrete sets of spoken data including recordings from people born within the Tyneside conurbation between 1890 and 1970. The overarching aim was to improve access to and promote the re-use of NECTE by producing an electronic public database resource in a variety of aligned formats which can be accessed according to user need via a gatekeeping system so as to fully comply with the Data Protection Act.

section icon

Jonathan Swift Archive

Posted by Paul Spence on February 25, 2015

The Jonathan Swift Archive makes available a searchable, digitized collection of texts of Swift’s prose from a great variety of early editions. The texts collected in the archive are documentary transcriptions of Swift's writings as they appear in their original printed editions. The aim has been to include first editions, and, wherever there has been authorial correction, emendation, revision, or alteration to the text in subsequent lifetime editions, to add transcriptions of these later witnesses.

section icon

Early Modern Spain (EMS )

Posted by Paul Spence on February 25, 2015

In 2004, the Centre for Computing in the Humanities began a pilot project in collaboration with the Department of Spanish and Spanish-American studies at King’s College London to explore the extent to which some of the traditional scholarly research activities associated with an academic department could be represented using an XML-based architecture.

section icon

The Collected Letters of Robert Southey (Parts 1-4: 1791-1815)

Posted by Lynda Pratt on February 25, 2015

Loved and loathed in equal measures by his contemporaries, the poet, biographer, historian and social and cultural critic Robert Southey (1774-1843) was one of the most public and controversial figures in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century Britain. The Collected Letters will make it possible for scholars to access for the first time his complete surviving correspondence.

Pages