Lindsey Seatter is a PhD candidate studying the British Romantic period and Digital Humanities. Her SSHRC-funded dissertation research focuses on exploring the patterns across Jane Austen’s print and manuscript work, the evolution of the novel, and reader engagement with narrative practices. She has given presentations at national and international conferences on female literary networks, reading Jane Austen with computers, and teaching digital Romanticism. She works as a Research Assistant in the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab and is a Colloquium Co-Chair for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute.
Lindsey completed her Master’s degree in 2014 at Simon Fraser University, where she developed the first version of this open-access, critical, digital anthology (then titled, Digitizing Literature), with the aim of assisting undergraduate students in literary studies. In 2016, Lindsey participated in a Digital Humanities Summer Institute course focused on conceptualizing and creating digital editions with the goal of revising and relaunching the content. The Common Place is the result of this work — a new, non-linear approach to Romantic women writers and their works.