About us

Rebecca Russell rebecca.e.russell.2013@uni.strath.ac.uk
Rebecca is a third year student at Strathclyde University studying English Literature and Spanish. This is her second year as part of the TextLab project, returning this year as a Research Assistant. She has focussed on Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, specifically the use of masculine and feminine pronouns and the use of Caesar’s name in the play.
Unai Zalakain
Third year Computer Science student at the University of Strathclyde, contributed with some analysis tools, bootstrapped the website and helped with the analysis of Twelfth Night.
Linus Heckemann
Linus is a second-year student at the University of Strathclyde studying Computer Science, and a Junior Web Developer at Twig World. He is participating in the analysis component of the TextLab project, looking primarily at developing additional tools to help gain further insight into the texts, and contributing to the analysis of Richard II.
Mohamed Amine Belabbes
Third year Computer Science student at Strathclyde University. Mainly acting as a Data Analyst, he, also, contributed into the development of the website and helps maintaining it. He helped with the analyses of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Richard III’.
James Jack
James is a first year Computer Science student at the University of Strathclyde. He is contributing with building the website and brainstorming ideas of how the website could be designed. He also helped develop the analysis of the play ‘Romeo & Juliet’ by researching interesting concepts of positivity and negativity and produced some graphs to display this information.
Francesco Meggetto
Second-year Software Engineering student at Strathclyde University. He helped in the analysis of Romeo & Juliet and contributed on building the website.
Amanda Kane amanda.kane.2013@uni.strath.ac.uk
Amanda is a third year student at the University of Strathclyde studying English Literature and History. This is her second year involved in TextLab and has returned in the capacity of a Research Assistant. Her focus is Othello with a particular emphasis on female pronouns and the use of gendered slurs throughout the play.
Evangeline Sellers evangeline.sellers.2013@uni.strath.ac.uk
Evangeline is a third year student at the University of Strathclyde studying English Literature and Journalism & Creative Writing. This is her second year involved in TextLab and she has returned in the capacity of a Research Assistant. Her focus is Othello with a particular emphasis on the play’s symbolism and motifs.
Maria Barrett
Maria is a third year English Literature student at Strathclyde. She contributed to the development of analysis for Richard II, in particular the theme of emotions and love, and also the relationship between the king and queen throughout the play.
Emily Black
Emily is a second year student at Strathclyde University studying English literature and Creative Writing. This is her first year taking part in the TextLab Project. She has analysed Shakespeare’s Richard II focusing on themes of patriotism, power and loyalty.
Hannah Boyle
Hannah is a second year student at Strathclyde University studying English Literature, Journalism and Creative Writing. This is her first year as part of the TextLab project. She has focused on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and specifically the concept of identity throughout the play, the definition of a name and how Shakespeare incorporates this through his characters.
Sara Bresciani
Sara is a second year English and Journalism & Creative Writing student at the University of Strathclyde, originally from Italy. Her research focuses on Shakespeare’s Richard II, particularly the concepts of power and the divine right of kings explored in the play.
Petra Menih
Petra is a second year student at Strathclyde University studying English Literature and Psychology. This is her first year as part of the TextLab project, focussing on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, specifically hypothesising that it is a play of uncertainty and doubt by presenting unconfident words and question marks.
Mélanie García Navarro
Mélanie is a third year student at Strathclyde University studying English Literature. This is her first year as part of the TextLab project. She has focussed on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, specifically the importance of colours, and she has helped to research the importance of references to male and female characters in the play.
Caitlin Stahl
Caitlin is a student at Concordia University studying Honour Linguistics. She is on exchange to the University of Strathclyde for the semester. This is her first time being part of the TextLab project. Caitlin has focused on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with specific attention to promises, be they words and sentences that are being used like promises, what type of promises (made/kept, broken, other), and who is using the promises spoken of in the play.
Sylwia Slominska
Sylwia is a third year exchange student from the University Paris 8 Vincennes Saint - Denis where she studies Linguistics and Media. Her contribution to Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night involves a close study of men and women’s roles in relation to the very comic character of the play. She is also part of the team undertaking the creation of a poster for the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Conference.
Jonathan Hope jonathan.r.hope@strath.ac.uk
Professor of Literary Linguistics, University of Strathclyde