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Jason Boyd

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jason.boyd@ryerson.ca

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Biography:

Dr. Jason Boyd is the Director of the Texting Wilde Project (TWP). The TWP is developing digitally-enabled methodologies to explore patterns and interconnections in large corpora of life-writing texts—in this case, early biographical material concerning writer Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).

The project is funded through a 2012-13 Faculty of Arts New Initiatives Grant and a 2013-15 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant.

Over the next two years, the TWP will actively recruit research collaborators, and will join an international partnership called Digital Lives.

Together, the TWP and Digital Lives will aim to develop standards, methods, and tools to enable large scale digital analysis of biography, including new forms and genres emerging on the Web, to study how people understand their lives and the lives of others through life narratives.

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Dr. Jason Boyd is the Director of the Texting Wilde Project (TWP). The TWP is developing digitally-enabled methodologies to explore patterns and interconnections in large corpora of life-writing texts.