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Our team: Current team members

Director: Dr. Alison Chapman

Dr. Alison Chapman (@alisonfchapman) is Principal Investigator of DVPP and has overall editorial responsibility for the project. Dr. Chapman is Professor of English at the University of Victoria, where she specializes in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Awards for her research include the UVic Faculty of Humanities Research Excellence Award, the UVic Scottish Studies Fellowship, and the Boydston Award (from the Association for Documentary Editing). She is the recipient of grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the British Academy, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom, as well as fellowships from the Armstrong Browning Library and Princeton University Library. Dr. Chapman is currently on the editorial board of the Cambridge University Press series Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture and the academic journals Victorian Poetry and Victorian Review. She has published extensively on Victorian poetry, including the monographs Networking the Nation: British and American Women’s Poetry and Italy, 1830-1870 (Oxford University Press 2015) and The Afterlife of Christina Rossetti (Palgrave 2001). She is also the co-author (with Joanna Meacock) of A Rossetti Family Chronology (Palgrave 2007), and has edited or co-edited several collections of essays, including (with Richard Cronin and Antony H. Harrison) A Companion to Victorian Poetry (Blackwell 2002), (with Jane Stabler) Unfolding the South: Nineteenth-Century British and American Women Writers and Artists in Italy (Manchester University Press 2003) and Victorian Women Poets (Boydell and Brewer 2003). With Caley Ehnes, she co-edited the special journal issue of Victorian Poetry on Victorian Periodical Poetry (Spring 2014). Forthcoming publications include an edited collection for Cambridge University Press on Nineteenth-Century Literature in Transition: The 1870s.
Alison Chapman’s DVPP editorial notes are signed “AC”.
Contact DVPP by emailing Alison Chapman at alisonc [at] uvic.ca.

Research Assistant: Kaitlyn Fralick

Kaitlyn Fralick is a PhD student in the Department of English at Queen’s University. She completed her MA (with a concentration in nineteenth-century studies) at the University of Victoria and her Honours BA (with distinction) at Ryerson University. She has worked as an indexer, encoder, and researcher on the Digital Victorian Periodical Poetry project since 2018.

Research Assistant: Kailey Fukushima

Kailey Fukushima is a dual master’s student in Archival Studies and Library and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia. She earned her Master of Arts in English from the University of Victoria in 2020. Kailey has worked as an indexer, encoder, and researcher at Digital Victorian Periodical Poetry since May 2018. Her DVPP editorial notes are signed “KF”.

Research Assistant: Sonja Pinto

Sonja Pinto is an English MA student at the University of Victoria, where she also completed her Honours BA in 2020. In addition to their work on DVPP, Sonja also works as a Teaching Assistant and Consultant in the Department of English. Her research interests include Victorian fiction and poetry, narratology, trauma studies, and gender and sexuality. During their work on DVPP, Sonja has worked as an indexer and encoder. They joined the project as an RA in September 2018. Sonja’s editorial notes are signed “SP”.

Research Assistant: Charlotte Clar

Charlotte Clar is a fourth-year History Student at the University of Victoria. She is also the Vice-President of the History Undergraduate Body. Her research interests include social life in the Victorian and Tudor era. Her work at Digital Victorian Periodical Poetry focuses on writing biographies of the poets. Charlotte’s DVPP editorial notes are signed CC.

Research Assistant: Narges Montakhabi

Narges Montakhabi is a PhD student of Theatre Studies at the University of Victoria. Her research interests include Victorian culture, gender studies, politics of identity, philosophy of art, and critical thought.

Research Consultant: Denae Dyck

Denae Dyck recently completed her PhD from the University of Victoria, where she received the Governor General’s Gold Medal for outstanding academic record at the doctoral level. Her research and teaching interests include Victorian literature and culture, literature and religion/spirituality, and life writing. Her publications include articles in Victorian PoetryVictorian ReviewEuropean Romantic ReviewChristianity and Literature, and ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, and she is currently at work on a book project entitled Forming Wisdom: Victorian Hermeneutics and the Literary Imagination. She is a collaborator on the Crafting Communities project on Victorian material culture, and she co-convenes the Religion and Spiritualities Caucus of the North American Victorian Studies Association.

Programmer: Dr. Tracey EL Hajj

Dr. Tracey El Hajj is a programmer and consultant at the University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre, with specialties in English and Science and Technology studies.

Programmer: Martin Holmes

Martin Holmes is a programmer at the University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre, specializing in digital editions and XML technologies.

Alumni

Research Assistant: Scott Matthews

Scott is a third-year English Honours student at the University of Victoria. Scott is also an editor for The Albatross English Undergraduate Journal and serves as a board member for the English Students’ Association.

Research Assistant: Caley Ehnes

Research Assistant: Joanne Hill

[Joanne’s bio is coming soon...]

Research Assistant: Josiah Snell

[Josiah’s bio is coming soon...]

Research Assistant: Kylee-Anne Hingston

Kylee-Anne Hingston was a research assistant for the Database of Victorian Periodical Poetry from 2012 to 2015. She is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan.

Research Assistant: Sarah Karlson

Sarah Karlson is a PhD student at the University of Victoria, specializing in Victorian literature and its monsters.

Research Assistant: Veronika Larsen

Veronika Larsen will complete her undergraduate degree by April 2019. She plans to enter graduate school in fall 2019. Prior to working for Digital Victorian Periodical Poetry, she worked as a research assistant for the Cognitive Decision Science Lab, and the Cognition and Action Lab at the University of Victoria. Her current research focuses on the evolution of insanity in Victorian era literature.

Research Assistant: Samantha MacFarlane

Samantha MacFarlane worked as a research assistant on the DVPP from 2012 to 2014. She assisted with indexing and scanning poems from The Penny Magazine, All the Year Round, and Chamber’s Edinburgh Journal; helped with identifying authors of unsigned poems in All the Year Round; and completed TEI encoding on selected poems. She received her PhD in English, specializing in Victorian poetry, from the University of Victoria in 2019. She is now Co-Editor in Chief of the journal KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies and Special Projects Administrative Officer at the University of Victoria Libraries.