Prof Jonathan Hope
Tel : +44 (0)141 444 8337
Current Research: Visualising English Print 1470-1800
My main area of research is the computer-based linguistic analysis of texts. This work is collaborative with Michael Witmore of the Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington DC), and Robin Valenza and Mike Gleicher of Wisconsin-Madison University.
Jonathan Hope and and Michael Witmore, 2010, ‘The hundredth psalm to the tune of “Green Sleeves”: Digital Approaches to the Language of Genre’, Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 61, no. 3 (Fall 2010), pp. 357-90
Michael Witmore and Jonathan Hope, 2007, 'Shakespeare by the numbers: on the linguistic texture of the Late Plays' in Early Modern Tragicomedy, Subha Mukherji and Raphael Lyne (eds), (D.S. Brewer), pp. 133-53
Jonathan Hope and Michael Witmore, 2004, 'The very large texual object: a prosthetic reading of Shakespeare', Early Modern Literary Studies 9.3 Special Issue 12: 6.1-36
NEH Early Modern Digital Agendas
In July 2013 I will direct a three-week Summer Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Further details and applications here.
My Research Field: Literary Linguistics
My research can best be described as Literary Linguistics (the application of linguistic techniques and theories to literary texts), with a strong emphasis on the analysis of Early Modern English, and Shakespeare’s language in particular.
My most recent book project is a major reconsideration of the status of language in the Renaissance, and our own difficulties in appreciating a different linguistic culture:
Jonathan Hope, 2010, Shakespeare and Language: Reason, Eloquence and Artifice in the Renaissance (Arden)
I also work on modern experimental literature, an interest that began with the stylistic analysis of modern texts: Stylistics: A Practical Coursebook (Routledge: 1996). I teach undergraduate classes in Experimental Fiction and the analysis of Style, and am currently co-supervising two PhDs on experimental and avant-garde writing.
I am currently supervising PhDs in the following areas:
Early Modern Literature/Digital Analysis
Experimental writing/Literary Linguistics
I'm a member of the following Departmental reading/research groups:
- Translation Arrays
Hope, Jonathan (Principal Investigator)Period 30-Mar-2012 - 30-Sep-2012
- Visualizing English Print from c. 1470 to 1800
Hope, Jonathan (Principal Investigator)Period 01-Sep-2011 - 30-Jun-2013
- The Digital Renaissance: mapping the language of drama 1550-1700
Hope, Jonathan (Principal Investigator)Period 01-Apr-2011 - 31-Mar-2012
- Group for Renaissance Research Reading
Argondizza, Peter (Academic) Fudge, Erica (Academic) Hope, Jonathan (Academic) Jajdelska, Elspeth (Academic) Thorne, Alison (Academic) Hogarth, Alan (Post Grad Student) Clark, Douglas Iain (Post Grad Student) Veerapen, Steven Alexander (Post Grad Student) Froehlich, Heather Gayle (Post Grad Student)Period 10-Jan-2011