Michaela Mahlberg is Professor of Corpus Linguistics and Director of the Centre for Corpus Research at the University of Birmingham. She is the editor of the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics (published by John Benjamins) and co-editor of the Corpus and Discourse series (published by Bloomsbury). Michaela’s research focuses on the interface of language and literature. She is specifically interested in speech and body language in Victorian fiction, textual cohesion, discourse analysis and literary translation. Michaela was the principal investigator on the AHRC-funded project 'CLiC Dickens: Characterisation in the representation of speech and body language from a corpus linguistic perspective' and she has been leading the development of the web application CLiC. One of the projects she is currently working is GLARE (‘Exploring Gender in Children’s Literature from a Cognitive Corpus Stylistics Perspective’).