Doctor Michael Falk

Doctor Michael Falk

Adjunct Fellow,
Dean's Unit - School Of Humanities & Comm Arts

Biography

I am a literary critic and digital humanist, currently working as Developer and Research Project Manager in the Digital Humanities Research Group. In this role, I assist scholars to realise their aspirations by devising tools, developing web content and performing data analysis for their projects. Key projects at the moment include Mapping Print, Charting Enlightenment, a major digital study of eighteenth-century book history, Waves of Words, an international, multidisciplinary study of contact between Australia and the Pacific in prehistory, Repair 3.0, a study of repair cultures in Parramatta and beyond, and Howit and Fison's Archive, a collaborative project with Aboriginal peoples of Victoria to conserve their linguistic and cultural heritage. I also help to manage these projects, so that our scholars can focus on what they do best: scholarship.

I have a varied background in project management, education and academia, and have worked across the public and private sectors.

I hold a PhD in English Literature from the University of Kent. My thesis was a study of Romantic literature, using a range of text analysis techniques to reveal different aspects of the form and style of multiple Romantic writers. In my own time I still pursue this research, and am an active researcher in colonial Australian literature.

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Qualifications

  • PhD University of Kent

Professional Memberships

  • Association for the Study of Australian Literature (2017)
  • European Digital Humanities Organisation (2015)
  • British Association for Romantic Studies (2014)
  • Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA) (2012)

Interests

  • Digital Humanities
  • Australian literature & other postcolonial literatures in Enlish
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural language processing
  • Web Design, Development and Information Architecture

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit - School Of Humanities & Comm Arts

Contact

Email: M.Falk@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9891
Mobile:
Location: ED.G.88
Parramatta
Website:

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