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Wicked witches and evil queens: why children's books need more female villains

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In their Conversation article, Dr Anna Cermakova and Prof Michaela Mahlberg write about gender imbalance in children's literature – with examples from the ChiLit corpus.
Date:
28/03/2018

What's in a Word: Exam-ready with CLiC

What's in a Word: Exam-ready with CLiC
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"With less than fifty days until the Literature exams, this exciting new approach could not have fallen into teachers' hands at a better time!" In her guest post on the CLiC Dickens Blog, teacher Katherine Howard (Brockington College, South Leicestershire) writes about using the CLiC web app for GCSE English revision with a case study of 'A Christmas Carol'.
Date:
28/03/2018

CLiC web app listed as a digital literary stylistics resource on the SIG_DLS Blog

CLiC web app listed as a digital literary stylistics resource on the SIG_DLS Blog
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The CLiC web app has been featured as a resource by the Digital Literary Stylistics Special Interest Group at the University of Basel's Digital Humanities Lab. Check out the guest post introducing CLiC on the accompanying SIG_DLS (Doing Digital Literary Stylistics) Blog.
Date:
28/03/2018

Constructions in Applied Linguistics: Innovation and Application of Corpus-based Construction Grammar

Constructions in Applied Linguistics: Innovation and Application of Corpus-based Construction Grammar
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Dr Nicholas Groom, Professor Susan Hunston and Dr Florent Perek will be participating in the Colloquium 'Constructions in Applied Linguistics: Innovation and Application of Corpus-based Construction Grammar' at AAAL 2018, Chicago, Sunday 25 March 2018.
Date:
21/03/2018

CLiC: studying literature in the digital age

CLiC: studying literature in the digital age
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Professor Michaela Mahlberg is giving a talk at the University of Huddersfield as part of the Research Seminars series: "CLiC: studying literature in the digital age".
Date:
14/03/2018

'High prices, big posters, and great confidence … Town very much excited on the subject': Charles Dickens on the Birmingham stage in 1848

'High prices, big posters, and great confidence … Town very much excited on the subject': Charles Dickens on the Birmingham stage in 1848
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"Delighted to find that we have left so agreeable an impression in Birmingham" – Martin Killeen's guest post on the #CLiCDickens Blog traces how Dickens organised a local amateur performance with material held by the Cadbury Research Library.
Date:
14/03/2018

CLiC in the classroom

CLiC in the classroom
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In her guest post for the CLiC Dickens Blog, teacher Lorraine Adriano shares her experience of implementing the CLiC web app in her English classroom.
Date:
07/03/2018

Boris Johnson on Brexit

Boris Johnson on Brexit
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On 13 February 2018, Boris Johnson made a widely-reported speech. This blogpost by Professor Susan Hunston analyses its linguistic strategies.
Date:
19/02/2018

Dickens and the History of Literary and Linguistic Computing – a (very) short retrospective

Dickens and the History of Literary and Linguistic Computing – a (very) short retrospective
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In his guest post on the CLiC Dickens Blog, Martin Wynne (OTA) sketches the developments in digital text repositories and makes a case for sustainable and accessible data and tools in 'digital literary research'.
Date:
07/02/2018

CLiC and Dickens's not-so-conspicuous techniques of characterisation: Reporting verbs

CLiC and Dickens's not-so-conspicuous techniques of characterisation: Reporting verbs
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In this guest post for the CLiC Dickens Blog, Pablo Ruano San Segundo discusses gendered reporting verbs and alliterative patterns of character names and reporting verbs found with the CLiC web app.
Date:
15/01/2018
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