Jason Boyd (BA, English, Concordia University, Montreal; MA, English, Université de Montréal; PhD, English, University of Toronto) is a specialist in Digital Humanities. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Ryerson, and the Associate Director of Ryerson's Centre for Digital Humanities. He is also an Assistant Director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria. Jason has been a leading collaborator on the online theatre history research tools produced by an international scholarly project, Records of Early English Drama (REED), which include the Patrons and Performances database, Early Modern London Theatres (EMLoT), and The Fortune Theatre Records: A Prototype Digital Edition.
His research and teaching interests include: digital innovation and scholarly practice (particularly developing online research collaboratories), work emerging at the intersection of the digital and the literary, critical code studies, computer games and gaming in social, literary, and scholarly contexts, and 'digital lives' in its broadest sense.
Dr. Boyd’s “The Texting Wilde Project: Developing Computer-Assisted Methods for the Analysis of Life Writing” was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grant. The project will explore and develop computer-assisted methodologies to reveal intertextual and narrative connections and patterns in a substantial corpus of early biographical texts on the late nineteenth-century writer Oscar Wilde.
Dr. Boyd’s “The Texting Wilde Project: Developing Computer-Assisted Methods for the Analysis of Life Writing” was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grant.