Hugh Craig

Professor Hugh Craig

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2014
  • Section(s): European Languages And Cultures, English


Professor Hugh Craig, Director of the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, is one of the few world leaders in the highly skilled development and application of quantitative, statistical and other computing techniques of literary and linguistic computing to early modern English literary studies. The implications of his research, most notably fashioned through analysis of Shakespeare and his dramatic contemporaries, have broadened into author attribution of unsigned articles in the nineteenth-century press, the dating of undated works from their word-frequency patterns, and the analysis of the linguistic characteristics of authors, characters and periods.

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