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  • Carefully Corrected / Mutilated Mess: Ossian's Textual Legacies 

    Barr, Rebecca Anne; Tonra, Justin (2015)
    Controversies over legitimacy are an essential part of the literary reception and cultural meaning (Mulholland 394) of James Macpherson s Ossian poems. Many revisionist readings of Ossian attempt to preserve the text ...
  • The Contraband of Hibernia 

    Tonra, Justin (2013)
    In the early 1980s, Anthony Cronin identified Thomas Moore as "the necessary national bard" suggesting that his work was crucial to the coherent articulation of Irish national identity in the early nineteenth century. ...
  • Crowdsourcing Annotation and the Social Edition : Ossian Online 

    Barr, Rebecca Anne; Tonra, Justin (2014)
    James Macpherson s Ossian poems were the international sensation of the eighteenth-century. First published in 1760, Macpherson s work caused a literary furore. Ostensibly translations from Gaelic manuscripts, the poems ...
  • For the Sake of Argument: Crowdsourcing Annotation of Macpherson's Ossian 

    Barr, Rebecca Anne; Tonra, Justin (2014)
    The argument presented by a scholarly edition can usually be traced to the vision of a single editor or a very small group of editors. But is it possible or even desirable for an edition to present multiple, perhaps competing, ...
  • Manuscript Transcription: the Habits of Crowds 

    Tonra, Justin (2013)
    Paper describes author's involvement in Transcribe Bentham, a project established to crowdsource transcriptions of the manuscripts of Jeremy Bentham, and reflects more generally on the issues at stake in crowdsourcing ...
  • Of Little Consequence: the Early Career of Thomas Moore 

    Tonra, Justin (2013)
    This paper argues that a narrow focus on Moore's Irishness and Irish writings does not adequately represent his relevance and importance in nineteenth-century literature and culture. It draws attention to the early phase ...
  • Ossian Online: Crowdsourcing Annotation and the Social Edition 

    Barr, Rebecca Anne; Kelly, David; Tonra, Justin (2014)
    This Digital Demo will present Ossian Online, a social edition of the sequence of eighteenth-century works known collectively as the Ossian poems. Initially presented by Scottish writer James Macpherson as fragments of ...
  • Poetry by the Book, Poetry by Numbers 

    Tonra, Justin (2013)
    The mass digitisation of our literary heritage has resulted in both possibilities and problems for the literary scholar. With the availability large-scale literary corpora comes the implicit perception that digital ...
  • Reading Nations, Debating Identities: New Approaches to Macpherson's Ossian 

    Barr, Rebecca Anne; Tonra, Justin (2014)
    Ossian Online is a project which will harness social media and new reading technologies to crowdsource annotations to the sequence of eighteenth-century works known collectively as the Ossian poems. The project will ...
  • Using Distributional Semantics to Trace Influence and Imitation in Romantic Orientalist Poetry 

    Aggarwal, Nitish; Tonra, Justin; Buitelaar, Paul (ACL, 2014-08-23)
    In this paper, we investigate whether textual analysis can yield evidence of shared vocabulary orformal textual characteristics in the works of 19th century poets Lord Byron and Thomas Moorein the genre of Romantic ...