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Dr Melanie Evans: Exploring Royal Authority: corpus-based approaches to Tudor royal correspondence
12 November, 2015 @ 12:10 pm - 1:30 pmFree
Dr Melanie Evans is a lecturer and researcher in the history of English, based in the department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. She has interests in sociolinguistics, stylistics, language and gender, language and power, and “all things Tudor”, and takes a special interest in developing digital approaches to these fields (leading her to attend the three week Early Modern Digital Agendas programme at the Folger Insitute last summer).
Her PhD was published as The Language of Queen Elizabeth I: a sociolinguistic perspective on royal style and identity in 2013. She is currently working on a second monograph, Royal Voices: Language and Power in Early Modern England (CUP, 2017) and will draw on that research for her session at the Early Modern Forum, showing how digital dimensions (aka “corpus-based approaches”) can enhance historical study.
This event is sponsored by the Linguistic DNA project.