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Shanmugapriya Shanmugapriya

Research Associate

Bowland College

LA1 4YT

Lancaster

Research overview

My research and teaching interests include an interdisciplinary focus in the areas of digital humanities, digital environmental humanities and digital literature. I am particularly interested in building and applying digital tools and technologies for humanities research. Currently the topics (but not limited to) I focus for my research are text mining, geographical text analysis, network analysis and digital culture.  I completed my PhD at Indian Institute of Technology Indore. My doctoral research focused on the impact of technological devices and digital technologies in/on post-independence Indian English literature in terms of narrative, publishing and practice through novel interdisciplinary method of digital humanities. I have combined both qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the techno and digital culture in the narrative of Indian English novels. For quantitative method, I have employed a new method quantitative stepwise analysis to study the corpus of Indian English novels by applying KWIC and topic modelling tools. I also studied how social networking sites have influenced publishing (both established and emerging authors) and praxis of Indian English literature.