I am a Lecturer in English and Writing at James Cook University, Cairns: https://research.jcu.edu.au/portfolio/roger.osborne/
I am co-editor of the Cambridge Edition of Joseph Conrad’s Under Western Eyes (published 10 October 2013), and editor of the Joseph Furphy Digital Archive. My edition of Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo is scheduled for publication in 2020.
I have published widely in the field of book history, and with David Carter, published Australian Books and Authors in the American Marketplace, 1840s–1940s in 2018, the first of two volumes.
This blog presents a record of my plans, successes, failures, and changes in direction.
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For Furphy scholars attending ASAL2014, this is a brief snapshot of the Furphy Electronic Archive. I would like to establish a more formal advisory group at the conference. Please contact me if you are interested in joining. Transcriptions have been completed for … Continue reading
For the last few years, I’ve been involved in a variety of research projects, some that have sent me into archives to examine the records of authors and publishers, and others that have inspired me to experiment with bibliographical data … Continue reading
I’ve been working with the Australian Electronic Scholarly Editing Project to develop a WorkBench that will help scholarly editors (and others) with limited technical skills to assemble electronic scholarly editions. The project is in its final months and there are … Continue reading
As the 2011 Nancy Keesing Fellow, I presented a work-in-progress talk at the Mitchell Library Hail Fellows Evening earlier in 2012. The video of that presentation is now available. The presentation provides a general description of the approach I am … Continue reading