Littérature moderne (16e - 18e siècles)



Research Assistant in Digital Humanities

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Research Interests / Recherches

James Misson is a book historian interested in understanding print culture through computational methods. He has recently finished a PhD thesis at the University of Oxford which presented statistical models of the connections between typography, languages, and culture in the sixteenth century, as well as close readings of typographically unusual books. James holds a BA and an M.St. from the University of Oxford, and a Post-Baccalaureate in Post-Classical Latin from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has interned at the Beinecke Library and the Yale Center for British Art. He has taught Medieval and Early Modern literature at the University of Oxford, and is an Editor of the Material Evidence in Incunabula database. Currently, he is working on the project 'To the Reader: The English Preface in Print, c. 1475-1623', and publications based on his thesis.



Louise Mycock and James Misson, ‘Lone pronoun tags in Early Modern English: ProTag constructions in the dramas of Jonson, Marlowe and Shakespeare’, English Language & Linguistics, 2020, 1–29. doi:10.1017/S1360674320000209.

Short Articles

‘Robert Copland’ and ‘The Pilgrim’s Tale’ in The Chaucer Encyclopedia, ed. by Richard Newhauser, Vincent Gillespie, Jessica Rosenfeld, and Katie Walter (Wiley-Blackwell, 2021) [Forthcoming]


‘Typography’, The Oxford Handbook to the History of the Book in Early Modern England, ed. by Adam Smyth (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021) [Forthcoming]

‘Kludging Type: Some Workarounds in Early English Typography’, Printing & Misprinting, ed. by Geri Della Rocca de Candal, Paolo Sachet, and Anthony Grafton (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021) [Forthcoming]


Typographic Firsts by John Boardley’, Journal of the Early Book Society, 22 (2019), pp. 309–313


Littérature moderne (16e - 18e siècles)