News In 'CLiC' CLiC DickensEventsNewsPeople - CLiC Dickens projectPublications and resources - CLiC Dickens project Recent posts from our blog: Nightwalking by Magic Lantern, Finding Your Inner Flaneur with Charles DickensSauntering through London’s nocturnal neighbourhoods fuelled Charles Dickens’ imagination and provided him with ample material to people his fictional worlds. What can we learn from his immersive exploration of real-world urban landscapes? In the following activities we’ll take a step back in time using the CLiC Web App to journey through Victorian London via Dicken’s oeuvre. … Continue reading "Nightwalking by Magic Lantern, Finding Your Inner Flaneur with Charles Dickens"#CLiCCreative Jane Austen Keywords Guide#CLiCCreative demonstrates how the CLiC Web App can serve as both a creative resource and an innovative research tool for writers of historical fiction. You can find out more about the overarching project here. In this blog post, we’ve provided a keywords guide to our Jane Austen Corpus for aspiring writers of Regency fiction who … Continue reading "#CLiCCreative Jane Austen Keywords Guide"#CLiCCreative Digital Research Resources for Writers of Neo-Victorian Historical FictionThe research stage of novel writing can be time-consuming and challenging, but is essential if you want to write a believable and immersive historical story. This stage of the writing process doesn’t have to be daunting! Take a break from conventional fact-finding methods, and take a look at these digital resources that can help you … Continue reading "#CLiCCreative Digital Research Resources for Writers of Neo-Victorian Historical Fiction"Using CLiC as a Creative Research Tool: Journey to the PastWhether by rail, on foot, via stagecoach, in a carriage, or aboard a ship, journeys play a pivotal role in novels of the long-nineteenth century. What can we learn about what it was like to travel in another time? In this research activity we’ll be using the CLiC Web App to learn about modes of … Continue reading "Using CLiC as a Creative Research Tool: Journey to the Past"Using CLiC as a Creative Research Tool: Historical VentriloquismVentriloquy is the art of speaking in such a way that one’s voice appears to come from another source. When it comes to writing believable dialogue, writers of historical fiction are a bit like ventriloquists. How can modern writers give the impression that their characters are conversing in the past? What research methods can we … Continue reading "Using CLiC as a Creative Research Tool: Historical Ventriloquism"Using CLiC as a Creative Research Tool: Let there be LightUsing light as an example, this blog post demonstrates how the CLiC Web App can be used as an innovative research tool for creative writers of historical fiction. Previous #CLiCCreative posts by Dr Rosalind White are available here. This post is also available as a handout. From foreboding storms and moonlit moorland strolls to jovial fireside … Continue reading "Using CLiC as a Creative Research Tool: Let there be Light"Using CLiC as a Creative Research Tool: Checking your Manuscript for AnachronismsThis post, penned by Dr Rosalind White (@DrRosalindWhite), will provide an overview of how our CLiC Web App can be used as an innovative historical research tool to cross-reference or verify historical details. This can help writers save time and energy, as well as quickly immerse them in the particulars of their preferred period. You … Continue reading "Using CLiC as a Creative Research Tool: Checking your Manuscript for Anachronisms"Introducing #CLiCCreative, a Digital Resource and Research Tool for WritersToday we have some exciting news. Professor Michaela Mahlberg (@MichaMahlberg)and Dr Rosalind White (@DrRosalindWhite) will be launching a new project, #CLiCCreative. If this is your first time on our blog, the CLiC Web App facilitates computer-assisted textual analysis of nineteenth-century literature. CLiC-assisted research has revealed recurring textual features of narrative fiction that are easily overlooked … Continue reading "Introducing #CLiCCreative, a Digital Resource and Research Tool for Writers"George Eliot’s InterjectionsGregory Tate is a Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of St Andrews. He is the co-organiser of the AHRC-funded ‘Victorian Literary Languages’ network, and he is writing a book titled The Grammar of Style in Victorian Fiction. In this post, Greg examines George Eliot’s use of, and commentaries on, interjections in her … Continue reading "George Eliot’s Interjections"Words of affection in George Eliot’s MiddlemarchEleonora Gallitelli was awarded a PhD in Comparative Literature at IULM University, Milan, for a thesis on the early Italian translations of works by Dickens, Faulkner and Rushdie, where she combined the methodologies of corpus linguistics and close reading. In this post, she identifies the different meanings that the vocabulary of affection assumes for the … Continue reading "Words of affection in George Eliot’s Middlemarch"