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Dr Justin Tonra B.A.,M.A.,Ph.D
| Justin Tonra completed his undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. He received an MA in Modern English Literature at University College Dublin, and completed his doctorate on the poetry of Thomas Moore at the Moore Institute in NUI Galway.
He worked as a Research Associate on Transcribe Bentham, a project to crowdsource transcriptions of the manuscripts of Jeremy Bentham, at University College London, and has completed periods of postdoctoral work at the University of Virginia and NUI Galway. He is currently writing a book on Thomas Moore and literary-critical methodologies, and working on a number of digital humanities projects, including Ossian Online.
Justin’s research and teaching interests are in digital humanities, book history, textual studies and bibliography, scholarly editing, and nineteenth-century literature. He is co-convenor of the Digital Scholarship Seminar at NUI Galway.
|Digital humanities, book history, textual studies, bibliography, scholarly editing, nineteenth-century literature, Romanticism, English literature, Irish literature, literary hermeneutics, authorship, paratexts, print culture, publishing history, text-mining and data analytics.|
|Tonra, Justin (2013) 'Googling Thomas Moore' In: Benatti, Francesca; Ryder, Sean; Tonra, Justin (eds). Thomas Moore: Texts, Contexts, Hypertext. Bern: Peter Lang. [Details]|
|Benatti, Francesca; Tonra, Justin (2013) 'Introduction' In: Benatti, Francesca; Ryder, Sean; Tonra, Justin (eds). Thomas Moore: Texts, Contexts, Hypertext. Bern: Peter Lang. [Details]|
|Benatti, Francesca; Ryder, Sean; Tonra, Justin (Ed.). (2013) Thomas Moore: Text, Contexts, Hypertext. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Benatti, Francesca; Tonra, Justin (2015) 'English Bards and Unknown Reviewers: a Stylometric Analysis of Thomas Moore and the Christabel Review'. Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies, 4 . [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Tonra, Justin (2014) 'Masks of Refinement: Pseudonym, Paratext, and Authorship in the Early Poetry of Thomas Moore'. European Romantic Review, 25 (5):551-573. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Causer, Tim; Tonra, Justin; Wallace, Valerie (2012) 'Transcription Maximized; Expense Minimized? Crowdsourcing and Editing The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham'. Literary And Linguistic Computing, 27 (2):119-137. [Details]|
|Moyle, Martin; Tonra, Justin; Wallace, Valerie (2011) 'Manuscript Transcription by Crowdsourcing: Transcribe Bentham'. LIBER Quarterly, 20 (3/4):347-356. [Details]|
|Tonra, Justin (2009) 'Textual Studies and the TEI: Encoding Thomas Moore’s Lalla Rookh'. Jahrbuch für Computerphilologie, 8 :25-36. [Details]|
|Aggarwal, Nitish; Tonra, Justin; Buitelaar, Paul (2014) Using Distributional Semantics to Trace Influence and Imitation in Romantic Orientalist Poetry . In: Akbik, Alan; Visengeriyeva, Larysa eds. AHA!-Workshop 2014 on Information Discovery in Text Dublin, Ireland, , 23-AUG-14 , pp.43-47 [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Tonra, Justin (2014) Rev. of The Shadow-Line: A Confession, ed. J. H. Stape and Allan H. Simmons, intro. Owen Knowles. Book Review [Details]|
|Tonra, Justin (2014) New Life for The Dead. Rev. of James Joyce - The Dead, ed. Gerardine Meaney. Book Review [Details]|
|Tonra, Justin (2013) Rev. of How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain, by Leah Price. Book Review [Details]|
|Tonra, Justin (2013) Rev. of British Periodicals and Romantic Identity: The Literary Lower Empire, by Mark Schoenfield. Book Review [Details]|
|Tonra, Justin (2013) Rev. of Ireland and Romanticism: Publics, Nations and Scenes of Cultural Production, ed. Jim Kelly. Book Review [Details]|
|Tonra, Justin (2011) Rev. of The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online, ed. John van Wyhe. Book Review [Details]|
|Tonra, Justin (2011) Rev. of Vincent Van Gogh: The Letters, ed. Leo Jansen, Hans Luijten, and Nienke Bakker. Book Review [Details]|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne; Kelly, David; Tonra, Justin (2014) Ossian Online: Crowdsourcing Annotation and the Social Edition. Experimental Interfaces for Reading 2.0 Conference, Chicago, USA: Conference Paper [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne; Tonra, Justin (2014) Reading Nations, Debating Identities: New Approaches to Macpherson’s Ossian. Reading and Identity Conference, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland: Conference Paper [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne; Tonra, Justin (2014) Crowdsourcing Annotation and the ‘Social Edition’: Ossian Online. DH2014 Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland: Conference Paper [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne; Tonra, Justin (2014) For the Sake of Argument: Crowdsourcing Annotation of Macpherson’s Ossian. The Edition as Argument, 1550-1750 Conference, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK: Conference Paper [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Barr, Rebecca Anne; Tonra, Justin (2014) Ossian Online: Building a Collaborative Research Environment. School of Humanities Research Day, NUI Galway: Conference Paper [Details]|
|Tonra, Justin (2013) Manuscript Transcription: the Habits of Crowds. Conference Paper [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Tonra, Justin (2013) Of Little Consequence: the Early Career of Thomas Moore. Conference Paper [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Tonra, Justin (2013) Poetry by the Book, Poetry by Numbers. Conference Paper [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Tonra, Justin (2013) The Contraband of Hibernia. Conference Paper [ARAN Link] [Details]|
|Tonra, Justin (2014) Ossian Online: Building an Interdisciplinary Research Environment. Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research, Cardiff University: Invited Lectures [Details]|
|Tonra, Justin (2014) Bad Books: On the Value of Error and Imperfection. Special Collections Lunchtime Lectures, NUI Galway: Invited Lectures [Details]|
|Digital humanities, book history, textual studies, scholarly editing, Irish literature, postmodern fiction.|
|2015 EN3013/EN3104 : Literature of the Internet|
|2013-14 ENG235 : Digital Humanities|
|2013-14 EN570 : Book History|
|2013-14 EN302 : Modernism/Postmodernism|
|2013-14 ENG214 : Irish Literature in English Before 1900|
|2013-14 DA803 : Humanities Tools and Methodologies|
|2013-14 DA801 : Conceptual Introduction to Digital Arts and Humanities|
|2012-14 ENG244 : Textual Histories: Materiality and Meaning|
|2006-10; 2012-14 EN563 : Textual Studies: Problems in the History and Materiality of Texts.|
|2008-09 EN404 : Contemporary Irish Poetry|
|2007-09 EN427 : Twentieth-Century American Short Stories|
|2007-09 IS105 : Young Ireland to the Free State: Writing in English, 1849-1922|
|2007 IS108 : The Politics of Modernity: Writing in English, 1922 to the present|
| Dr Rebecca Anne Barr and Mr David Kelly, NUI Galway. Ossian Online project.
Dr Paul Buitelaar and Mr Nitish Aggarwal, Insight at NUI Galway. Imitation and Influence in Romantic Orientalist Poetry project.
| Dr Francesca Benatti, Open University. Authorship Attribution of the Christabel Review project.
Natural Language Processing for Digital Humanities in Ireland.