Postdoctoral Researcher

A United Kingdom native, Paul Caton took a B.A. in English and American Literature at the University of East Anglia in 1980 and an M.A. in literature from the University of Leeds in 1990 before entering the Ph.D. program in Brown University's English Department in 1991. The intervening periods were spent in stints as a customs officer, ESL teacher (Indonesia, Portugal, London, and Kuwait), civil servant, and unemployed layabout. In 2004 he earned his doctorate with a dissertation on theoretical issues in text encoding and the dialectical relationship between text encoding and English studies with respect to self-critique and theory. His current research interests include the semiology of markup and new models models for online scholarly editions.

Caton, P, 2001, "Markup's Current Imbalance." Markup Languages: theory and practice 3(1). Winter 2001.

Caton, P, 1998, "Nouns Proper and Improper: Using the TEI for primary sources." With Sydney Bauman and Julia Flanders. Computers and the Humanities. 32. 1998.