Prof. Matt Erlin awarded SSHRC Partnership Grant

Matt Erlin has received C$ 120,000 in conjunction with the C$ 1.8 million dollar SSHRC Partnership Grant "Text mining the novel: establishing the foundations of a new discipline." The funds will be used primarily to support graduate and undergraduate research. Professor Erlin will be working together with Principal Investigator Andrew Piper as well as fellow Co-Applicants Geoffrey Rockwell, Laura Mandell, Mark Algee-Hewitt, Matthew Jockers, Stefan Sinclair, Susan Brown, and Ted Underwood to rethink the history of the novel using computational methods as well as to establish the methodological foundations of literary text mining.

A press release is available here: http://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom/channels/news/mcgill-led-partnership-projects-receive-sshrc-funding-238500 .