3 AM Thoughts

One of the great things (*) about being a PhD student is that sometimes, when you can’t sleep, you lie awake at night, staring at your ceiling, and think about things that you’re usually too busy to think about during the day. Things such as the Lizzie Bennet Diaries five-year anniversary “re-release”, the endless amount of data you’re trying to analyse,

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Initial Thoughts on the LBD Reader Survey

Four weeks later, and my survey of LBD readers and fans has officially closed. I’ve only just begun the daunting task of sifting through all the data, but I thought it would be interesting to share some initial insights based on a very high-level perusal of the data. So, first of all, if it wasn’t obvious to me before, it

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LBD Reader Survey is Live!

The data collection phase of my research is now officially underway. My survey of fans and readers of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is now live and ready for responses! The first few pages of the survey provide more in-depth information, but if you’d like to know more, you can check out the Information Sheet for my project. Here’s the link to

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Reading By Any Other Name

Earlier today, I stumbled across a conversation on Twitter between Molly Flatt, Associate Editor of FutureBook, and Chris McCrudden, an author and public relations professional specialising in social media. The conversation was prompted by Flatt tweeting a link to a recent post of hers, found here. According to Flatt, we (that is, the collective we) are in need of a

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DH 2017 Tweets

Last week, I was in Montréal for DH 2017, the annual digital humanities conference hosted by ADHO and its member organisations. I presented a poster at the conference, and attended some really interesting panels and sessions. A direct link to my poster is available on my “Conferences and Seminars” page. Below is a collection of tweets from the conference –

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Tweets from ELO17

Last week, I attended the annual Electronic Literature Organisation’s conference, held this year in Porto, Portugal. Below is a collection of tweets from the week, though fair warning: it is not at all comprehensive. I tried to grab tweets from as many sessions as I could, but I know I missed some. So enjoy it as a slice of the

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NPPSH Reflections, Volume 1

For those of you who remember (or who are clever enough to read through my archives), last fall, I was part of a team of postgraduate students who organised and facilitated a conference at Maynooth University. Following the conference, myself and the other organisers solicited full articles from those who had presented, with the goal of publishing them in a

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Lizzie Bennet, Five Years Later

April 2017 marks the fifth anniversary of the start of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and to celebrate, Pemberley Digital (the now-real company formed in the aftermath of LBD’s success) will be re-releasing some of the content. Of course, “re-releasing” is a bit of a misnomer, considering all of LBD’s various elements – the YouTube videos, the Twitter feeds, the Tumblr blogs,

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The Alchemy of Networked Narratives

I’ve been negligent in keeping this blog / research musings space updated, and in an effort to kickstart my general writing process (here and, of course, with my dissertation), I’ve started writing and drawing in a creative prompt book (specifically, this one). Simultaneously and mostly unrelated, I’ve been watching and reading the tweets from the #netnarr tag on Twitter. #netnarr

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Media Studies Postgrad Forum

I meant to publish this post months ago, but obviously didn’t. At any rate, below is a collection of tweets from the Media Studies Postgraduate Research Forum held at Maynooth University in October 2016. The department’s three PhD candidates (myself, Páraic Kerrigan, and Kira Hussing) and postdoc fellow Dr. Aaron Hunter all presented on our ongoing research. You can find

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