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Professor Hugh Craig

Deputy Head of Faculty

School of Humanities and Social Science (English)

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As unlikely as it sounds, literary scholar Professor Hugh Craig has enhanced his appreciation of Shakespeare through statistical analysis.

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Renaissance literature expert Professor Hugh Craig is a man of letters. But the computational stylist is equally a man of numbers.

Craig is the Director of the Centre for Linguistic and Literary Computing. He has been an advocate of computer-assisted analysis of language in literature since the controversial field began to emerge in the 1980s.

He has devoted decades of research to proving that statistics can help us analyse and appreciate literary texts.

Craig says computational analysis has two applications in the field of literature: it can help authenticate authorship that is unknown or suspected to have been wrongly attributed and it can be used to build a profile of or define a writer's particular style.

"It is still controversial because people in the literary world don't like numbers, they don't trust numbers, and they don't understand how you can do something as banal as counting things in a literary context," he says.

"That is why it is fun; because it does challenge people and threaten some people. As you can imagine, I get in some pretty heated discussions."

Craig's work is based largely on frequency data and has led to several breakthrough findings in regard to Shakespearean works. Using his computational techniques he found that Shakespeare was the likely author of a number of scenes from the play The Spanish Tragedy that had previously been attributed to the playwright Ben Jonson. The results are presented in his 2009 co-edited book Shakespeare, Computers and the Mystery of Authorship.

He has also established that Shakespeare did not have the wide vocabulary many credited him with."There was a myth that Shakespeare had an extraordinarily large vocabulary, but our analysis shows that he didn't. His talent was in the way he used regular, ordinary words," Craig explains.

"What we did was look at the words he used and the frequency with which he used them and compared that to what other playwrights of the time were doing. Our research showed the difference in vocabulary was not striking."

Craig's research builds on the work of the centre's founder, Emeritus Professor John Burrows, who was the first to establish that simple function words such as "he", "and", "but" and "if" were rich in stylistic information when analysed using computational techniques.

Ina novel cross-disciplinary exercise, Craig employed the expertise of Professor Pablo Moscato, who heads the University's bioinformatics program, to assist in the analysis of texts. The pair undertook a joint project comparing the structure of language in Shakespeare's plays and poems, which returned interesting evidence of a vast disparity in style between the two literary disciplines.

He has also linked with University speech pathology researchers to study how computational linguistics can be applied in the health sphere.

"We are looking at how people's language changes with ageing but there are other researchers using the techniques to investigate how people's language changes with the onset of Alzheimer's. This could in turn lead to early detection if you could find a way to pick up on those changes in language use," he says.

Craig says computational analysis is not only applicable to the work of great writers. It can be used just as effectively to identify the idiosyncrasies of any individual's language.

"The miracle of language is that we all make something individual out of a common resource. Computer analysis allows us to detect those word patterns more accurately than simply relying on intuition."

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Career Summary

Biography

Hugh Craig's research interests are in Renaissance literature and humanities computing. He teaches courses in Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Restoration literature, and Text and Technology. He has been Head of the Department of English, Head of the School of Language and Media and Head of the School of Humanities and Social Science. He is Director of the University's Centre for Literacy and Linguistic Computing, and is involved in a number of collaborations beyond Newcastle in computational stylistics. Earlier books are on Sir John Harington and Ben Jonson. His recent publications are on questions of authorship in the Renaissance. He is interested broadly in the application of computer science to the humanities, especially via the analysis of large language samples.

Research Expertise

Professor Craig works in computational stylistics, applied to Shakespeare and to Early Modern English drama generally. He has published books on Sir John Harrington and on Ben Jonson's critical heritage. Through the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing he is involved in the development of specialist software for humanities computing, including the online open-access Shakespeare Computational Stylistics Facility.

Administrative Expertise
In 2002 I was the inaugural Head, School of Language and Media, formed after a university-wide restructure, and remained in that role until a second restructure, in 2005, when I became Dean of Arts and the first Head, School of Humanities and Social Science. This School had around 70 full-time academic staff, operated across two campuses and had 19 disciplines including Social Work and Speech Pathology. I resigned this position at the end of 2007. Currently my workload is around 50% research and 50% research administration as Director of the Humanities Research Institute at Newcastle.

Collaborations
Professor Craig works in computational stylistics, applied to Shakespeare and to Early Modern English drama generally. He has published books on Sir John Harrington and on Ben Jonson's critical heritage. Through the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing he is involved in the development of specialist software for humanities computing, including the online open-access Shakespeare Computational Stylistics Facility.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford - UK
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Authorship
  • Computational Stylistics
  • Drama
  • Early Modern
  • English Literature
  • Jane Austen
  • Literary Studies
  • Renaissance Drama
  • Shakespeare
  • Stylistics
  • Text Mining

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
020399Classical Physics not elsewhere classified10
200499Linguistics not elsewhere classified10
200599Literary Studies not elsewhere classified80

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2010 - 1/12/2012Director, Humanities Research InstituteUniversity of Newcastle
Education and Arts
Australia

Invitations

External Examiner

YearTitle / Rationale
1999External examiner
Organisation: School of English, University of New South Wales Description: External examiner for all Honours theses for the department. Offered marks and attended meetings at UNSW.

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2007ARC D and Linkage
Organisation: ARC Description: ARC OzReader (current)
2007Digital Humanities Summer Institute
Organisation: University of Victoria, BC Description: Return fares to Canada, expenses and an honorarium (equivalent to companion fare) paid for a Master Class on Textual Analysis and a lecture, June 2007
2005Papers from Computing Arts 2004@Newcastle, Literary and Linguistic Computing 20.4
Organisation: University of Newcastle Description: Invited guest editor
2005External chair referee
Organisation: University of Western Sydney Description: Wrote report as external professor on application for promotion to Professor in the College of Arts at UWS
2004External member of chair committee
Organisation: University of Sydney Description: Wrote report and attended committee as external professor on committee to consider an application for promotion to Professor of English in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Sydney.
2004Hudson Strode Lecture
Organisation: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Description: Invited lecturer in series sponsored by the Hudson Strode Foundation. Foundation paid fares and expenses to and from Australia.
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Bishop T, Huang A, Hirsch BD, Craig H, The Shakespearean International Yearbook, Ashgate, Surrey, 230 (2014) [A3]
2009Craig DH, Kinney AF, Shakespeare, Computers and the Mystery of Authorship, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 234 (2009) [A3]

Chapter (13 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Hirsch BD, Craig H, '"Mingled Yarn": The State of Computing in Shakespeare 2.0', The Shakespearean International Yearbook, Ashgate, Surrey 3-36 (2014) [B1]
2014Hirsch BD, Craig H, '"Mingled Yarn": The State of Computing in Shakespeare 2.0', The Shakespearean International Yearbook, Ashgate, Surrey 3-36 (2014) [B1]
2013Craig DH, 'The Date of Sir Thomas More', Shakespeare Survey: Volume 66, Working with Shakespeare, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 38-54 (2013)
2012Craig DH, Burrows JF, 'A collaboration about a collaboration: The authorship of King Henry VI, Part Three', Collaborative Research in the Digital Humanities: A Volume in Honour of Harold Short, on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday and his Retirement, September 2010, Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey 27-65 (2012) [B1]
CitationsScopus - 1
2011Craig H, 'Authorship', The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare, Oxford University Press, Oxford 15-30 (2011) [B1]
2009Craig DH, 'The three parts of Henry VI', Shakespeare, Computers and the Mystery of Authorship, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 40-77 (2009) [B1]
DOI10.1017/CBO9780511605437.004
2009Craig DH, 'The 1602 additions to The Spanish Tragedy', Shakespeare, Computers and the Mystery of Authorship, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 162-180 (2009) [B1]
DOI10.1017/CBO9780511605437.009
2009Craig DH, Kinney AF, 'Methods', Shakespeare, Computers and the Mystery of Authorship, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 15-39 (2009) [B1]
DOI10.1017/CBO9780511605437.003
2009Craig DH, Kinney AF, 'Introduction', Shakespeare, Computers and the Mystery of Authorship, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1-14 (2009) [B1]
DOI10.1017/CBO9780511605437.002
2009Ferguson AJ, Craig DH, Spencer EL, 'Exploring the potential for corpus-based research in speech-language pathology', Selected Proceedings of the 2008 HCSNet Workshop on Designing the Australian National Corpus: Mustering Languages, Cascadilla Press, Somerville, Massachusetts 30-36 (2009) [B1]
Co-authorsElizabeth Spencer, Alison Ferguson
2004Craig DH, 'Stylistic Analysis and Authorship Studies', A Companion to Digital Humanities, Blackwell Publishing, United Kingdom 273-288 (2004) [B1]
1999Craig DH, 'Jonsonian chronology and the styles of 'A Tale of a Tub'', Re-Presenting Ben Jonson: Text, Performance, History, Macmillan, London 210-232 (1999) [B1]
1998Craig DH, '"Jonson, the antimasque and the 'rules of flattery'"', The Politics of the Stuart Court Masque, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 176-196 (1998) [B1]
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Journal article (37 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Craig H, Antonia A, 'Six authors and the saturday review: A quantitative approach to style', Victorian Periodicals Review, 48 67-86 (2015)
2015Spencer E, Ferguson A, Craig H, Colyvas K, Hankey GJ, Flicker L, 'Propositional idea density in older men's written language: findings from the HIMS study using computerised analysis.', Clin Linguist Phon, 29 85-101 (2015)
DOI10.3109/02699206.2014.956263Author URL
Co-authorsKim Colyvas, Elizabeth Spencer, Alison Ferguson
2014Arefin AS, Vimieiro R, Riveros C, Craig H, Moscato P, 'An information theoretic clustering approach for unveiling authorship affinities in Shakespearean era plays and poems.', PloS one, 9 e111445 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0111445
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsAhmed Arefin, Pablo Moscato
2014Ferguson A, Spencer E, Craig H, Colyvas K, 'Propositional Idea Density in women's written language over the lifespan: Computerized analysis', Cortex, 55 107-121 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.cortex.2013.05.012
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsAlison Ferguson, Kim Colyvas, Elizabeth Spencer
2014Antonia A, Craig H, Elliott J, 'Language chunking, data sparseness, and the value of a long marker list: Explorations with word n-grams and authorial attribution', Literary and Linguistic Computing, 29 147-163 (2014) [C1]

The frequencies of individual words have been the mainstay of computer-assisted authorial attribution over the past three decades. The usefulness of this sort of data is attested in many benchmark trials and in numerous studies of particular authorship problems. It is sometimes argued, however, that since language as spoken or written falls into word sequences, on the 'idiom principle', and since language is characteristically produced in the brain in chunks, not in individual words, n-grams with n higher than 1 are superior to individual words as a source of authorship markers. In this article, we test the usefulness of word n-grams for authorship attribution by asking how many good-quality authorship markers are yielded by n-grams of various types, namely 1-grams, 2-grams, 3-grams, 4-grams, and 5-grams. We use two ways of formulating the n-grams, two corpora of texts, and two methods for finding and assessing markers. We find that when using methods based on regularly occurring markers, and drawing on all the available vocabulary, 1-grams perform best. With methods based on rare markers, and all the available vocabulary, strict 3-gram sequences perform best. If we restrict ourselves to a defined word-list of function-words to form n-grams, 2-grams offer a striking improvement on 1-grams. © The Author 2013.Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of ALLC. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1093/llc/fqt028
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsAlexis Antonia
2014Crabb P, Antonia A, Craig H, 'Who wrote ¿A Visit to the Western Goldfields¿? Using computers to analyse language in historical research', History Australia, 11 177-193 (2014) [C1]
Co-authorsAlexis Antonia
2013Bryant L, Spencer E, Ferguson A, Craig H, Colyvas K, Worrall L, 'Propositional Idea Density in aphasic discourse', Aphasiology, 27 992-1009 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1080/02687038.2013.803514Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsKim Colyvas, Elizabeth Spencer, Alison Ferguson
2013Marsden J, Budden D, Craig H, Moscato P, 'Language Individuation and Marker Words: Shakespeare and His Maxwell's Demon', PLOS ONE, 8 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0066813Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsPablo Moscato
2013Hugh C, 'The Quest for "Cardenio": Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play ed. by David Carnegie and Gary Taylor (review)', Comparative Drama, 47 266-268 (2013) [C3]
DOI10.1353/cdr.2013.0025Author URL
2012Burrows JF, Craig DH, 'Authors and characters', English Studies, 93 292-309 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2012Craig DH, 'George Chapman, John Davies of Hereford, William Shakespeare, and A Lover's Complaint', Shakespeare Quarterly, 63 147-174 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1353/shq.2012.0025
CitationsScopus - 2
2012Spencer EL, Craig DH, Ferguson AJ, Colyvas KJ, 'Language and ageing - Exploring propositional density in written language - Stability over time', Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 26 743-754 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsElizabeth Spencer, Kim Colyvas, Alison Ferguson
2012Craig DH, 'Word and self estranged in English texts, 1550-1660, [Book Review]', Parergon, 29 261-263 (2012) [C3]
2012Craig DH, 'Shakespeare's Foreign Worlds: National and Transnational Identities in the Elizabethan Age [Review]', European Legacy:Toward New Paradigms, 17 402-403 (2012) [C3]
2011Craig DH, 'Shakespeare's vocabulary: Myth and reality', Shakespeare Quarterly, 62 53-74 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1353/shq.2011.0002
CitationsScopus - 2
2011Craig DH, 'A and an in English Plays, 1580-1639', Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 53 273-293 (2011) [C1]
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2011Drew J, Craig DH, 'Did Dickens write 'temperate temperance'?: An attempt to identify authorship of an anonymous article in All the Year Round', Victorian Periodicals Review, 44 267-290 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1353/vpr.2011.0022
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2010Craig DH, Whipp R, 'Old spellings, new methods: Automated procedures for indeterminate linguistic data', Literary and Linguistic Computing, 25 37-52 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1093/llc/fqp033
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 8
2010Craig DH, 'Style, statistics and new models of authorship', Early Modern Literary Studies, 1-15 (2010) [C1]
2009Rosso OA, Craig DH, Moscato PA, 'Shakespeare and other English Renaissance authors as characterized by Information Theory complexity quantifiers', Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 388 916-926 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.physa.2008.11.018
CitationsScopus - 21Web of Science - 19
Co-authorsPablo Moscato
2008Craig DH, ''Speak, that I may see thee': Shakespeare characters and common words', Shakespeare Survey, 61 281-288 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1017/CCOL9780521898881.021
CitationsScopus - 4
2007Craig H, 'Stylistic Analysis and Authorship Studies 271-288 (2007)
DOI10.1002/9780470999875.ch20
2006Jordan EE, Craig DH, Antonia A, 'The Bronte Sisters and the Christian Remembrancer: A Pilot Study in the Use of the 'Burrows Method' to Identify the Authorship of Unsigned Articles in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press', Victorian Periodicals Review, 39 21-45 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1353/vpr.2006.0024
Co-authorsAlexis Antonia
2005Craig DH, 'Guest Editor's Introduction', Literary and Liguistic Computing, 20 381 (2005) [C2]
2005Craig DH, 'Words that Count : Essays on Early Modern Authorship in Honor of MacDonald P. Jackson', Shakespeare Quarterly, 56 496-498 (2005) [C3]
2002Craig DH, 'Common-words frequencies, Shakespeare's style, and the Elegy by W. S', Early Modern Literary Studies, 8.1 42 paragraphs (2002) [C1]
2001Craig DH, ''An Image of the Times': Ben Jonson's Revision of "Every Man in His Humour"', English Studies, 82 14-33 (2001) [C1]
DOI10.1076/enst.82.1.14.9608
2001Burrows JF, Craig DH, 'Lucy Hutchinson and the Authorship of Two Seventeenth-Century Poems: A Computational Approach', The Seventeenth Century, 16 259-282 (2001) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 8
2001Craig DH, ''She Learned Romance as She Grew Older' - "Persuasion" as the 'Natural Sequel' to "Sense and Sensibility"', Sensibilities, 23 5-19 (2001) [C1]
2000Craig DH, 'Grammatical modality in English plays from the 1580s to the 1640s', English Literary Renaissance, 30 32-54 (2000) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2
2000Craig DH, 'Is the author really dead? An empirical study of authorship in English Renaissance drama', Empirical Studies of the Arts, 18 119-134 (2000) [C1]
1999Craig H, 'Contrast and change in the idiolects of Ben Jonson characters', Computers and the Humanities, 33 221-240 (1999)

The paper presents the results of a series of Principal Components Analyses of the frequencies of very common words in the dialogue of characters in plays by Ben Jonson. The first Principal Component in the data, the most important axis of differentiation, proves in each case to be a spectrum from elaborate, authoritative pronouncements to a dialogue style of reaction and interchange. Reference to other quantitative studies, literary and otherwise, suggests that a version of this axis may often be among the most important in stylistic difference generally. In Jonson it has a chronological aspect - there is a shift over his career from one end to the other - and there is often significant change within the idiolects of his characters as well. Successive segments of Volpone and Mosca's parts (they are protagonist and antagonist of Volpone, perhaps Jonson's best-known comedy) change markedly along this axis, beginning far apart but coming by the end of the play to resemble each other very closely on this measure. © 1999 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

CitationsScopus - 3
1999Craig DH, 'Contrast and change in the idiolects of Ben Jonson characters', Computers and the Humanities, 33 221-240 (1999) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 3
1999Craig DH, 'Authorial attribution and computational stylistics: if you can tell authors apart, have you learned anything about them?', Literary and Linguistic Computing, 14 103-113 (1999) [C1]
1999Craig DH, 'The weight of numbers: common words and Jonson's dramatic style', The Ben Jonson Journal, 6 243-259 (1999) [C1]
1994BURROWS JF, CRAIG DH, 'LYRICAL DRAMA AND THE TURBID MOUNTEBANKS - STYLES OF DIALOG IN ROMANTIC AND RENAISSANCE TRAGEDY', COMPUTERS AND THE HUMANITIES, 28 63-86 (1994)
DOI10.1007/BF01830688Author URL
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 14
1991Craig DH, 'Plural pronouns in Roman plays by Shakespeare and Jonson', Literary and Linguistic Computing, 6 180-186 (1991)

The paper shows that a group of Roman plays by Shakespeare and Jonson differ from a test set of other plays by the two authors in the use of plural pronouns and plural possessive adjectives. In most cases the frequency of individual plural pronoun forms is significantly higher in the Roman plays. The difference seems to reflect the Roman plays' characteristic choice of the group as its dramatic focus, in battle but also in political matters more generally Twenty-six plays, thirteen by each author, are in the study, five of them Roman plays Six plural pronoun variables are used. The comedies in the test set are strongly differentiated from the Roman plays, with generally differentiated from the roman plays, with generally markedly lower frequencies of the plural variables. The pattern for tragedies is more mixed, scores in Othello are low, but Macbeth is much more like the Roman plays on these measures, with dialogue reflecting a preoccupation with group action in war and political conspiracy. © 1991 Oxford University Press.

DOI10.1093/llc/6.3.180
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Conference (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Spencer EL, Craig H, Colyvas K, 'Propositional Idea Density in written descriptions of health: Potential clinical applications', ., Tuscon, AZ (2013)
Co-authorsElizabeth Spencer, Kim Colyvas
2012Spencer EL, Ferguson AJ, Craig DH, 'Language and life stages', Digital Humanities Australasia 2012 Conference, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsElizabeth Spencer, Alison Ferguson
2009Holbrook AP, Craig DH, Bourke SF, Lovat TJ, Holmes KA, Prieto-Rodriguez E, 'The content and language of PhD examiner reports', 13th Biennial Conference: EARLI 2009. Book of Abstracts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsSid Bourke, Elena Prieto, Kathryn Holmes, Terry Lovat, Allyson Holbrook
2009Bourke SF, Holbrook AP, Craig DH, Lovat TJ, Holmes KA, Prieto-Rodriguez E, 'Matching and understanding the context and language of PhD examiner reports', 2009 AERA Annual Meeting Online Program, San Diego, CA (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsKathryn Holmes, Terry Lovat, Allyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke, Elena Prieto
2003Craig DH, 'Computation into criticism, 1987-2001', Computing Arts 2001, Digital Resources for Research in the Humanities, University of Sydney (2003) [E2]
2003Cole C, Craig DH, 'Computing Arts 2001', Computing Arts, Digital Resources for Research in the Humanities, University of Sydney (2003) [E4]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants29
Total funding$1,017,022

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20132 grants / $19,470

2014 ARC/NHMRC Fellowship External Applicant Support - FEA$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig, Doctor Catherine Byrne, Doctor Juliette Milner-Thornton, Dr Juliette Huber
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301071
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Language and Ageing: Mapping language change with age$7,470

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Elizabeth Spencer, Professor Alison Ferguson, Professor Hugh Craig
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200959
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20122 grants / $423,000

Patterns in Early Modern English Drama Texts: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Dramatic Genre, Repertory and Style, 1576-1642$160,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig, Dr Brett Hirsch
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100190
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20102 grants / $42,000

DVCR Special Grant 2010$40,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig, Professor Jim Albright, Professor Stephen Webb, Doctor Elyssa Joy
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000721
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

ASE - Faculty of Education and Arts$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemeAward for Supervision Excellence
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1001029
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20083 grants / $182,986

Linguistic individuation in the plays of Shakespeare and his peers, 1576-1599$172,986

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0187452
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Utilising linguistic analysis to explore text patterning in PhD examination reports$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Allyson Holbrook, Professor Hugh Craig, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez
SchemePilot Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189098
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Utilising linguistic analysis to explore text patterning in PhD examination reports$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project TeamProfessor Allyson Holbrook, Professor Hugh Craig, Emeritus Professor Sid Bourke, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Doctor Kathryn Holmes, Doctor Elena Prieto-Rodriguez
SchemePilot Project Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189382
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20061 grants / $12,000

Shakespeare WordNet$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0186679
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20052 grants / $11,300

2005 RIBG allocation$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemeResearch Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185818
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The Burrows Method and the Authorship of Unsigned Articles in Nineteenth Century Periodicals:George Eliot and The Saturday Review, A Pilot Study$4,300

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig, Doctor Ellen Jordan
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184765
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20043 grants / $20,853

Authorial attribution using pairs of lexical words.$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183422
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The Burrows' method and the authorship of unsigned articles in ninteenth century periodicals: The Christian Remembrancer, A Case Study.$9,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig, Doctor Ellen Jordan
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183427
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, 1-3 April 2004, USA$1,853

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183888
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20032 grants / $117,008

Shakespeare, the Early Modern Theatre and Computational Stylistics.$109,008

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig, Professor A Kinney
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182094
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Anne Mozley and the Christian Remembrancer: A Pilot Project in Identifying the Authorship of Unsigned Articles in Nineteenth Century Periodicals.$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig, Doctor Ellen Jordan
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182373
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20022 grants / $17,763

(SHARED) Establishment of the Australian E-Humanities Network.$12,263

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemeLearned Academies Special Project Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182070
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Electronic archive and critical edition for the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson$5,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181352
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20013 grants / $10,028

Visitor: Professor Arthur Kinney, 19 June to 31 July 2001.$4,528

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemeVisitor Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180648
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Humanities Computing Initiative Symposium from 2 July 2001 to 5 July 2001$3,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemeConference Establishment Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180955
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

World Shakespeare Congress, Spain 18-23 April 2001$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180687
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19971 grants / $6,000

Changes in the language o personal letters compared to those in English tragedy, 1580-1650.$6,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0176685
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

19951 grants / $1,743

Ben Jonson: Text, History, Performance Conference, Leeds, England, 5-7 July 1995$1,743

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0176811
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19942 grants / $88,471

94,95,96 GRANT. A statistical study of trans-authorial aspects of language use in English Renaissance Drama$86,855

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemeLarge Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0172908
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Annual Convention of the Modern Language Associaiton of the USA - San Diego - 27-30 December 1994$1,616

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0175048
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19932 grants / $14,400

The Generic Classification of Literary Texts by Frequencies of Very Common Words$11,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1993
Funding Finish1993
GNoG0172744
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Research Seminar 'The Court Masque'$3,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1993
Funding Finish1993
GNoG0173212
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

1 grants / $50,000

Australia-Sri Lanka Institutional collaboration in higher education - identifying strategic partnerships and priorities$50,000

Funding body: Department of Education and Training

Funding bodyDepartment of Education and Training
Project TeamProfessor Hugh Craig, Conjoint Professor David Gamage
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start
Funding Finish
GNoG1500480
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Jane Austen and the Garden, Landscape and Nature
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013The Language of Other Worlds: Narrative Style in Early Science Fiction and Fantasy Texts
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2011Application of Stylometric Techniques to Writing
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2010Oral Tradition and Aeschylus: Structure and Meaning in the Persians
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Female Victimhood and Suicide in the Naturalistic Novel
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2013Creative Empathy: How Writers Turn Experience Not Their Own Into Literary Non-Fiction
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2013Computational Stylistics, Cognitive Grammar, and the Tragedy of Mariam: Combining Formal and Contextual Approaches in a Computational Study of Early Modern Tragedy
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012Protean Pepys: Writing and Subjectivity in The Diary of Samuel Pepys
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2010Anonymity, Individuality and Commonality in Writing in British Periodicals - 1830 to 1890: A Computational Stylistics Approach
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2010The Carpet Child
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2010Wolfgang Iser and Literary Anthropology
Communication & Media Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2007'Bananas, Bastards and Victims'? Hybrid Reflections on Cultural Belonging in Intercountry Adoptee Narratives
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2006Kobayashi Hideo: The Long Journey Towards Homeland, 1902 - 1945
Language and Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2006Language, Theory of Mind, And Social Behaviour in Acquired Traumatic Aphasia
Linguistics, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2005Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time: Searching for Secret Harmonies
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2003Villains and Villainy in Six Shakespearean Plays
Literature, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

CountryCount of Publications
Australia24
Argentina1
United Kingdom1
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News

Professor Hugh Craig

Humanities accolade

December 2, 2014

Professor Hugh Craig from the University of Newcastle's Centre for Linguistic and Literary Computing has been elected as a Fellow to the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Watermelon by Nick Georgiou

Mining the creative mind

June 24, 2014

On the 24 June 2014 international researchers gathered in Newcastle for the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing Beyond Authorship Symposium.

Research Directions 2013/2014

Research Directions 2013/2014

May 16, 2014

The new edition of Research Directions from the Faculty of Education and Arts is now available.

Letters and Numbers

Letters and numbers

May 15, 2014

The director of the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing at the University of Newcastle knows it's not every English scholar's cup of Twinings, but he does love his stats.

The Conversation

Shakespeare and cancer diagnoses: how bard can it be?

July 22, 2013

By Pablo Moscato, University of Newcastle; David Budden, University of Melbourne; Hugh Craig, University of Newcastle, and John W. Marsden, University of Newcastle

Shakespeare's plays and cancer: two seemingly unrelated topics with an underlying common thread.

Professor Hugh Craig

Position

Deputy Head of Faculty
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

English

Contact Details

Emailhugh.craig@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5212
Fax(02) 4921 7818

Office

RoomGP1-39
BuildingGeneral Purpose
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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