Michael E. Sinatra

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Michael E. Sinatra is Professor of English at the University of Montréal. Trained as a Romanticist at Oxford and a specialist of Leigh Hunt, he has been involved in electronic publications and digital humanities for twenty years. He is the founding editor of the SSHRC-funded electronic peer-reviewed journal, Romanticism on the Net (founded in 1996 in Oxford and hosted on the Érudit platform since 2002), which expanded its focus into the Victorian period in 2007, changing its name to Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (RaVoN). Alongside Marcello Vitali-Rosati, he launched an innovative publication series entitled “Parcours numériques” in the spring of 2014, which includes their volume Manuel des pratiques de l’édition numérique. He is also the team leader of the “Groupe de recherche sur les éditions critiques en contexte numérique.”



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Michael E. Sinatra, « Exploring gothic sexuality », Gothic Studies, vol. 7 / 2, 2005, p. 123‑126.

In his well-known analysis of the evolution of sexuality in society in Making Sexual History, Jeffrey Weeks comments that, following a series of major challenges throughout the twentieth century (ranging from Freud's work to the challenges of feminism and queer politics), 'sexuality becomes a source of meaning, of social and political placing, and of individual sense of self'. [...]


Michael E. Sinatra, « On Watching rather than Reading Count Basil », European Romantic Review, vol. 15 / 2, 2004, p. 364.

The performance of « Count Basil » at this year's NASSR conference was a unique opportunity for those in attendance to share a theatrical experience with the actors in ways that are usually not available to readers and scholars of Romantic drama. In this brief reaction piece, I want to focus on two aspects of this experience: the interaction between the actors and the audience, and the discussion of the modern-day green room after the performance.


Thomas Crochunis et Michael E. Sinatra, « Putting Plays (And More) In Cyberspace: An Overview of the British Women Playwrights around 1800 Project », European Romantic Review, vol. 14 / 1, 2003, p. 117‑131.

The british women playwrights around 1800 Web project has had a split allegiance fromits beginning. Its beginnings lay in our interest in sustaining over time a community thathad begun exploring the histories and writing of women in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth century British theater. [...]


Leigh Hunt, Selected writings of Leigh Hunt, London, Pickering & Chatto, 2003, (« Pickering masters »).

v. 1. Perodical essays, 1805-14 / edited by Jeffrey N. Cox and Greg Kucich -- v. 2. Periodical essays, 1815-21 / edited by Jeffrey N. Cox and Greg Kucich -- v. 3. Periodical essays, 1822-38 / edited by Robert Morrison -- v. 4. Later literary essays / edited by Charles Mahoney -- v. 5. Poetical works, 1801-21 / edited by John Strachan -- v. 6. Poetical Works, 1822-59 / edited by John Strachan.


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