Nation, Genre & Gender: Data

The Nation, Genre & Gender project is a unique collaboration between researchers in literature and data analytics. The research team combines UCD’s strengths in cultural criticism and social network analysis, traditional humanities and new computational approaches, established and early stage researchers.

As part of this project, we have manually annotated a corpus of 19th-20th century Irish and British novels. Sample data for three case study novels is provided below. A full downloadable corpus is to follow in the second phase of the project.

Data Format

Each annotated novel contains the following data files and directories:


Data for each of the three case study novels is provided in a separate ZIP archive:

This data emanating from the Nation, Genre, Gender SNA Project by Gerardine Meaney, Derek Greene, Karen Wade, Maria Mulvany, Siobhan Grayson, Jennie Rothwell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available here.

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