My research focuses on Digital Humanities, 19th-century British Literature (and especially Leigh Hunt), and popular culture.
I am the founding director of the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques (CRIHN) (launched in the fall of 2013).
I am the founding editor of the SSHRC-funded electronic peer-reviewed journal, Romanticism on the Net (founded in February 1996 in Oxford, and hosted on the Érudit platform since 2002), which expanded into the Victorian period in 2007 and changed its name to Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (RaVoN). In 2017, as the journal entered its third decade of publication, it reverted its scope back to Romantic literature, and expanded its core editorial team to include Chris Bundock, Julia S. Carlson, Nicholas Mason, Matthew Sangster, and David Sigler.
I am currently working on a book project entitled Digital Leigh Hunt funded by a SSHRC insight grant (2020-2024):
This project will explore Leigh Hunt’s central position in the London literary and critical scene of the first half of the nineteenth century, through the lens of digital humanities tools. Hunt is today considered one of the key figures of the Romantic period in England, known for his work as editor, journalist, poet, and facilitator. My 4-year program of research will investigate in great depth Hunt’s interactions and networks. Because Hunt’s career involved a number of literary and political circles and genres which are usually treated in isolation, a new study of the range of his critical work during his career will provide valuable insight into the links between the Romantic and Victorian movements and the growth of an expanded and more socially diversified audience for critical essays and serious literary journalism.
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