Lindsey Seatter is a PhD candidate studying the British Romantic period and Digital Humanities at the University of Victoria. 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. Lindsey is as a research assistant in the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, is a communications fellow for the Keats-Shelley Association of America, and is a Chawton Library visiting fellow for August 2017.
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.