Beyond Authorship

This symposium seeks to move beyond authorship as the primary focus of corpus-based studies in early modern literature, to consider broader questions of language and style, genre and form, influence and adaptation; to interrogate the new literary histories enabled by electronic text corpora, and the new methods of analysis they make possible.

The symposium poster/flyer is also available.

Speakers

Confirmed speakers include:

Programme

Tuesday 24 June 2014

Time Presenter Session Title
8:45 ~ Registration
9:15 ~ Welcome (Professor John Germov, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education and Arts)
Opening Remarks (Hugh Craig & Brett D. Hirsch)
9:30 – 11:00 John Burrows Before the Beyond: Authorship as a Point of Departure
11:00 – 11:30 ~ Morning Coffee
11:30 – 13:00 Gabriel Egan Word Adjacency Networks (WANs) for Plays of Shakespeare's Time
13:00 – 14:00 ~ Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Jonathan Hope Mapping Genre and Professional Groups in the Early Modern Theatre
15:30 – 16:00 ~ Afternoon tea
16:00 – 16:30 Heather Froehlich "Thus to make poor females mad": Finding the 'Mad Woman' in Early Modern Drama
16:30 – 17:00 Jack Elliott Fractals in Novels

 

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Time Presenter Session Title
9:30 – 11:00 Brett D. Hirsch On Never Working Alone, or The Dream of Company Style
11:00 – 11:30 ~ Morning Coffee
11:30 – 13:00 Hugh Craig Four Ways to Cluster and Contrast Early Modern English Plays
13:00 – 14:00 ~ Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Rosalind Smith Early Modern Women and the Digital Archive: Heterogeneity, Materiality and the Publication Event
15:30 – 16:00 ~ Afternoon tea
16:00 – 16:30 Peter Groves Rough Satyrs, Smooth Cadence and the Ontology of the Cesura
16:30 – 17:00 Louisa Connors Computational Stylistics, Cognitive Linguistics and Closet Drama

 

Thursday 26 June 2014

Time Presenter Session Title
9:30 – 11:00 Lynne Magnusson Shakespeare's Grammatical Art and Digital Text Analysis: Interpreting Small Words
11:00 – 11:30 ~ Morning Coffee
11:30 – 13:00 Glenn Roe From Literary Corpus to Literary Culture: Sequence Alignment as a Method for Exploring 18th-Century Commonplace Practices
13:00 – 14:00 ~ Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Douglas Bruster and Genevieve Smith A New Chronology for Shakespeare's Plays
15:30 – 16:00 ~ Afternoon tea
16:00 – 16:30 Douglas Duhaime Dynamic String Matching and the Early Modern Corpus: An Algorithmic Approach to Influence
16:30 – 16:40 Mary Erica Zimmer Beyond 'Difficulty': Exploring Early Modern Influence in the Work of Geoffrey Hill

 

Friday 27 June 2014

Time Presenter Session Title
9:30 – 11:00 Mac Jackson Review
11:00 – 11:30 ~ Morning Coffee
11:30 – 12:00 Hugh Craig Wrap-Up Session
12:00 – 17:00 ~ Lunch and Vineyards Tour

Postgraduate Travel Bursaries

A limited number of travel bursaries for postgraduate students presenting at the symposium were made available on a competitive basis, thanks to generous sponsorship from the Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP120101955 and the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH). Bursaries were awarded to Heather Froehlich and Douglas Duhaime.

Registration

Full Rate       AUD $250
Early Bird Rate (before 1 March 2014)       AUD $200
Concession (Student/Unwaged) Rate       AUD $150
Early Bird Concession Rate (before 1 March 2014)       AUD $100

Fees are GST inclusive and registration includes the conference programme, morning and afternoon teas, lunch, and welcome reception. Delegates are invited to attend an optional symposium dinner for AUD $100. Registration must be received before 1 May 2014.

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Accommodation & Travel

Note: International travellers may find booking separate international flights (to Melbourne, Brisbane, or Sydney) and domestic (on to Newcastle) flights more cost effective than combined direct itineraries.