Prof Jonathan Hope
7.30 LIVINGSTONE TOWER
Tel : +44 (0)141 548 3636 (Ext. 3636)
- Translation Arrays (Principal investigator)
- WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Principal investigator)
- Group for Renaissance Research Reading (Academic)
- Visualizing English Print from c. 1470 to 1800 (Principal investigator)
- The Digital Renaissance: mapping the language of drama 1550-1700 (Principal investigator)
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: