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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 ...
  • English Bards and Unknown Reviewers: a Stylometric Analysis of Thomas Moore and the Christabel Review 

    Benatti, Francesca; Tonra, Justin (University of Notre Dame, 2015)
    Fraught relations between authors and critics are a commonplace of literary history. The particular case that we discuss in this article, a negative review of Samuel Taylor Coleridge s Christabel (1816), has an additional ...
  • 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 ...
  • Masks of Refinement: Pseudonym, Paratext, and Authorship in the Early Poetry of Thomas Moore 

    Tonra, Justin (Taylor and Francis, 2014-08-05)
    Thomas Moore adopted the pseudonymous persona of Thomas Little in order to place his early amorous poetry within distinct literary, historical, and generic contexts. He was motivated by a desire to provoke a favorable ...
  • A networks-science investigation into the epic poems of Ossian 

    Yose, Joseph; Kenna, Ralph; Mac Carron, Pádraig; Platini, Thierry; Tonra, Justin (WorldScientific Open Access, 2016-10-21)
    In 1760 James Macpherson published the first volume of a series of epic poems which he claimed to have translated into English from ancient Scottish-Gaelic sources. The poems, which purported to have been composed by a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pagan angels and a moral law: Byron and Moore's blasphemous publications 

    Tonra, Justin (Taylor & Francis, 2017-12-01)
    Lord Byron's Cain and Thomas Moore's The Loves of the Angels are linked by critical accusations of blasphemy which threatened their legal and commercial integrity. Comparing the critical and legal reception of the two works ...
  • 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 ...
  • Transcription maximized; expense Minimized? Crowdsourcing and editing The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham 

    Causer, Tim; Tonra, Justin; Wallace, Valerie (Oxford University Press, 2012-03-28)
    This article discusses the crowdsourced manuscript transcription project Transcribe Bentham, and how it will impact upon long-established editorial practices at the Bentham Project, University College London, which is ...
  • 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 ...