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Ryan Cordell

Ryan Cordell

Assistant Professor in Engish



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Rare book from Northeastern archives selected for ‘illuminated manuscripts’ display

A Dominican Prayer Book, cre­ated in the 15th cen­tury, from the North­eastern archives joins man­u­scripts span­ning the 9th to the 17th cen­turies in “the largest exhibit of pre-​​1600 man­u­scripts ever mounted in North America.” Stu­dents in a “His­tory of Books” class helped deter­mine the date of the book’s cre­ation, notes Gior­dana Mecagni, above, head of spe­cial col­lec­tions at Northeastern.

11/10/16 - BOSTON, MA. - Archivist Giordana Mecagni poses for a photo in the university archives in Snell Library on Nov. 10, 2016.  Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

Faculty’s summer assignment: prepare for the fall semester

North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers were hard at work this summer preparing to teach their fall courses. Here’s a look at some of the brand new courses they’ve devel­oped and the work that goes into preparing for the new aca­d­emic year.

09/08/15 - BOSTON, MA. -  Magy Seif El-Nasr, associate professor with joint appointments in the College of Computer and Information Science and the College of Arts, Media and Design works in her office at Northeastern University on Sept. 8 2016. Photo by: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Professor mines for historical memes

Ryan Cordell, an assis­tant pro­fessor of Eng­lish and a dig­ital human­i­ties expert, is using a newly dig­i­tized cor­pora of his­tor­ical texts, including news­pa­pers, mag­a­zines, and novels, to iden­tify the pop­ular ele­ments of 19th-​​century culture.

Ryan Cordell

Researchers developing Boston Marathon digital archive

At Saturday’s #onerun event in Boston, a team of dig­ital human­i­ties researchers will show­case its project: Our Marathon, a com­pre­hen­sive archive of mate­rials that tell the story of the Boston Marathon bomb­ings and the people affected.


Digital tools help uncover memes in literature

The sprawling cast of char­ac­ters in the Irish novel Finnegans Wake com­pares to the meme cul­ture that per­me­ates the Internet today, according to research by Eng­lish major Tom Murphy.

Tom Murphy

Humanities scholars ‘Camp’ out

North­eastern on Wednesday hosted “THAT­Camp,” a so-​​called “uncon­fer­ence” that offered atten­dees a unique way to nav­i­gate the novel field of dig­ital humanities.


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