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Defoe, Truth, and Lies: CFP for BSECS 2018

7 September 2017

Call For Papers:  Defoe Society panel at the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual conference, Oxford, January 2018. ‘Defoe, Truth, and Lies’ But these...

Finding ECCO-TCP texts

16 August 2017

This is a list of the places you can access the corpus of texts from the Eighteenth-Century Collections Online Text Creation Partnership (ECCO-TCP). [Image “Magnifying Glass” by nathanmac87 is...

Spiralling: teaching undergraduate digital literary studies

20 September 2016

Corporal Trim’s spiral, from Tristram Shandy. Courtesy was a privilege to be invited to deliver a keynote talk at the...

My childhood and computers

2 June 2016

I was 9 in 1969 and a child of the Apollo moon-landings, the film 2001 A Space Odyssey (more of which later), and TV. The time is significant because between then and my early teenage...