CLiC for 19th century scholars

European Research Institute Room 363
Friday 6 July 2018 (10:00-16:00)

The Centre for Corpus Linguistics and the Nineteenth-Century Centre at the University of Birmingham will be jointly running a training session on using the CLiC web application for the study of 19th century fiction.

CLiC includes all novels by Charles Dickens, a collection of 19th century classics and a collection of 19th century children’s literature. The training session aims to bring together linguistic, literary and socio-cultural interests in the 19th century. Participants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with CLiC and discuss wider questions around interdisciplinary research into the 19th century.

The programme is available from the Eventbrite page where you can also register for this event. As the event will take place in the CCR lab, spaces are limited and registration is essential.


  • Dr Emily Bell, University of York
  • Dr Anna Cermakova, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Michaela Mahlberg, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Rebecca Mitchell, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Caroline Radcliffe, University of Birmingham
  • Viola Wiegand, University of Birmingham


  • 10.00 – 10.30 Welcome and introduction to the day (Michaela Mahlberg)
  • 10.30 – 11.00 Rebecca Mitchell - Finding Something to Wear: Dress in 19C Fiction
  • 11.00 – 11.30 Caroline Radcliffe - Dramatising Wilkie Collins: Character, psycho-physicality and actioning the text
  • 11.30 – 12.45 Hands-on exercises (led by Anna Cermakova, Viola Wiegand and Michaela Mahlberg)
  • 12.45 – 13.45 Lunch break
  • 13.45 – 14.15 Dr. Emily Bell - Good Neighbours, Good Friends?: Navigating Neighbourhoods, Communities and Connection in Dickens using CLiC
  • 14.15 – 15.30 Hands-on exercises
  • 15.30 – 16.00 Discussion and round-up

CLiC for 19th century scholars