Liz Stevenson is a second year PhD student in Renaissance English at Darwin College, having studied English at Stanford University, USA, where she also completed a BA (2016) and MA (2017). During this time, Liz worked with the Stanford Literary Lab and participated in the Mark Algee-Hewitt led project, The Performance of Character, as well as more extensive personal text mining projects using R, which focused on emotional valence in detective fiction, the quantitative relationship between textual architecture and meaning in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and three-dimensional mapping of romantic and gothic literary landscapes. Liz worked with Stephen Orgel and Ivan Lupic in developing more traditional scholarly Shakespearean interests.

Liz’s work revolves around the relationship between digital analysis and subjective understandings of meaning in Renaissance literature and is currently completing her dissertation using, amongst other tools, R-based topic modelling techniques to explore gendered authority and gendered language in Elizabethan and Jacobean stage literature.

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