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“ (launched in the fall of 2013).

With Marcello VItali-Rosati, I launched an innovative collection entitled “Parcours numériques” in the spring of 2014, which includes our volume Manuel des pratiques de l’édition numérique.

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, and Matthew Sangster.

I am currently working on a book project entitled Digital Leigh Hunt

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. The contributions of “Digital Leigh Hunt” are two-fold. First, by considering in detail a series of critical writings Hunt wrote between the years 1805 and 1859, I will write a book-length study which will be divided in a series of “snapshots” chronologically arranged around key dates in Hunt’s life. The second contribution, a public online resource called the Leigh Hunt Archive, will materialize with the support of student research assistants who will help me collect and annotate all Hunt’s critical writings and a selection of primary and secondary works by and about other writers involved in his literary circles.

This content has been updated on September 12, 2018 at 19 h 42 min.