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CLT seminar: Peter Leonard - Texts, Intertexts, Networked Texts


In the United States, humanists are beginning to engage with large digitized collections of texts in new ways. With techniques guided by ideas such as “distant reading”, “macroanalysis”, and “algorithmic criticism”, literary scholars are appropriating tools long used by corpus linguists and computer scientists, but putting them to use trying to answer different kinds of questions.  This presentation takes a look at some of these techniques, including topic modeling, network analysis, sequence alignment, and geographic entity recognition, with a focus on why and how they are interesting to literary scholars.

Demonstrations projects include publication networks of Modernist poetry, the “ecological imaginary” of 19th-Century Sweden, and the possible influence of Darwinian thought on Danish prose.

Date: 2014-01-23 10:30 - 11:30

Location: L308, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 8


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