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Text and Genre in Reconstruction

Willard McCarty


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1John Burrows is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Newcastle, NSW Australia, Director of the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing there from 1989-2001 and winner of the 2001 Roberto Busa Award for his work in literary computing. He is the pre-eminent scholar in computational stylistics, with numerous publications on questions of authorship in 17th through 19th-century English literature.

2Marilyn Deegan, trained as an Anglo-Saxonist, is Emerius Professor of Humanities Computing, Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London, and Director of Research Development. She is Editor, Literary and Linguistic Computing, co-author of Digital Futures (2002) and co-editor of Digital Preservation (2006). Formerly she was Professor of Electronic Library Research, De Montfort, and Director, Forced Migration Online, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford.

3Paul Eggert is an Australian Research Council professorial fellow, based at the University of New South Wales at ADFA in Canberra. He chairs the Board of the AustLit database, and has been involved in experimental electronic edition projects since the mid-1990s. He was founding general editor of the Academy Editions of Australian Literature (10 vols, 1996-2007). His edition, with Elizabeth Webby, of Rolf Boldrewood’s Robbery Under Arms appeared in 2006. He wrote Securing the Past: Conservation in Art, Architecture and Literature (2009).

4Alan Galey is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, where he also teaches in the Book History and Print Culture Program. His research focuses on the history and future of the book, specifically with regard to digital scholarly editing and theories of the archive. He is a co-leader of the Textual Studies team on the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) project, supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and holds a SSHRC research grant for a project titled Archive and Interface in Digital Textual Studies: From Cultural History to Critical Design.

5Peter Garrard has held faculty positions at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London, and the University of Southampton. He is currently Reader in Neurology at St. George’s, University of London. His numerous papers on cognitive neuroscience, language and neurodegenerative disorders are widely cited. His 2005 article in Brain on ’The effects of very early Alzheimer’s disease on the characteristics of writing by a renowned author’ (128.2) received worldwide media attention.

6Ian Lancashire is Professor of English at the University of Toronto and a member of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2006 he won a prestigious Killam Research Fellowship in English Literature. He is a specialist in Renaissance drama, General Editor of Representative Poetry Online and Lexicons of Early Modern English, founding Director of the Centre for Computing in the Humanities there from 1984 to 1996, Canadian pioneer in the digital humanities, software developer and author of numerous books and articles. His Forgetful Muses: Reading the Author in the Text is forthcoming from the University of Toronto Press.

7Peter Robinson is co-director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing, University of Birmingham, textual editor specializing in Chaucer, software developer and founder of Scholarly Digital Editions. Since the 1980s he has pioneered digital techniques for editing, most notably the use of philogenetic software applied to the study of large textual traditions. Currently he is working with the Institute for New Testament Textual Research, Birmingham, on both the Nestle-Aland 28 and the Digital Nestle-Aland editions. His Canterbury Tales Project is a normative starting point for scholars interested in digital editing.

8Peter Shillingsburg, formerly Director of the Centre for Textual Scholarship, De Montfort, is Svaglic Professor of Textual Studies, Loyola University, Chicago. He is author of five books (most recently From Gutenberg to Google: Electronic Representations of Literary Texts) and numerous articles on editing, general editor of The Works of W. M. Thackery and editor of four other editions. He is a pre-eminent theoretician of digital editing practice.

9Kathryn Sutherland is Professor and Reader in Bibliography and Textual Criticism, St Anne’s College, Oxford. Her interests are in bibliography, textual criticism and literature 1750-1850. She is author of Jane Austen’s Textual Lives (2005) and numerous essays on textual criticism and its digital aspects. Her book with Marilyn Deegan, Transferred Illusions: Digital Technology and the Forms of Print, was published in 2009.

10Edward Vanhoutte is director of research at the Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature, Ghent Belgium, and head of the Centre for Scholarly Editing and Document Studies (CTB). He pioneered electronic textual editing in Belgium and the Netherlands, is Associate Editor, Literary and Linguistic Computing, and author and editor of books and articles on (electronic) textual editing and humanities computing.


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