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Like a Sense of History

Alan Liu

in Friending the Past: The Sense of History in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226451817
eISBN:
9780226452005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226452005.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter defines the sense of history of any era or culture as a set of parameters—ontological, epistemological, socio-historical, and others—that can be studied through a combination ... More


The Risks of Distant Reading

Ted Underwood

in Distant Horizons: Digital Evidence and Literary Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226612669
eISBN:
9780226612973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226612973.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Large-scale quantitative inquiry about literature is more deeply controversial than this book has so far admitted: critics claim not only that research of this kind is ineffective, but that it may be ... More


Distant Horizons: Digital Evidence and Literary Change

Ted Underwood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226612669
eISBN:
9780226612973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226612973.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As literary historians have learned to compare thousands of volumes at a time, they have stumbled onto century-spanning trends that are not yet fully understood. This book explores some of those ... More


Reading Macro and Micro Trends in Nineteenth-Century Theater History

Blair Best, Madeleine G. Cella, Rati Choudhary, Kayla C. Coleman, Robert Davis, Ella L. Gill, Clayton Grimm, Malin Jörnvi, Philip Kenner, Patrick Korkuch, Mahayla Laurence, Joanna Pisano, Teagan Rabuano, Lawrence G. Richardson, Haley Sakamoto, and Victoria K. Sprowls

in Teaching with Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042232
eISBN:
9780252050978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042232.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay co-authored by Robert Davis and his students in a theater class at New York University describes the interdependence of close and distant reading practices in their creation and analysis ... More


Modelling Mary Russell Mitford’s Networks: The Digital Mitford as Collaborative Database

Elisa Beshero-Bondar and Kellie Donovan-Condron

in Women's Literary Networks and Romanticism: "A Tribe of Authoresses"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940605
eISBN:
9781786945136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940605.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter features the Digital Mitford Archive’s work to construct a scholarly edition as a digital database. The chapter presents a view of the once popular and prolific Mary Russell Mitford as a ... More


Data Approaches to Emily Dickinson and Eliza R. Snow

Cynthia L. Hallen

in Teaching with Digital Humanities: Tools and Methods for Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252042232
eISBN:
9780252050978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042232.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Cynthia L. Hallen describes her launch and development of the Emily Dickinson Lexicon (EDL) project, a dictionary of all the words in the poet’s collected verse. With English and linguistics majors ... More


Introduction

L. W. C. van Lit

in The World of Image in Islamic Philosophy: Ibn Sina, Suhrawardi, Shahrazuri and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415859
eISBN:
9781474435024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415859.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The first two, very short sections introduce the questions this book aims to answer and outlines how the answers are distributed over the chapters. The next section is for those unfamiliar with ... More


Do We Understand the Outlines of Literary History?

Ted Underwood

in Distant Horizons: Digital Evidence and Literary Change

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226612669
eISBN:
9780226612973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226612973.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Literary scholars often understand themselves as advancing competing approaches to a limited number of known topics (authors, periods, and genres, for instance). This chapter argues that distant ... More


Copyright and Intellectual Property

Paul K. Saint-Amour

in New Directions in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190456368
eISBN:
9780190456399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456368.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

After offering a brief overview of interdisciplinary scholarship on literature and intellectual property law, this chapter argues that future research in the field should focus less on the figure of ... More


Afterword: Playing the discographic self

Nicholas Cook

Julie Brown, Nicholas Cook, and Stephen Cottrell (eds)

in Defining the Discographic Self: Desert Island Discs in Context

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266175
eISBN:
9780191865220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266175.003.0024
Subject:
Music, Popular

This afterword seeks to put the chapters of Defining the Discographic Self: ‘Desert Island Discs’ in Context into dialogue with one another, drawing out a number of common themes. In particular it ... More


Afterword: All Ordinary Life

Gage McWeeny

in The Comfort of Strangers: Social Life and Literary Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199797202
eISBN:
9780190461188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797202.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter brings the arguments of this book into conversation with recent work in the “new sociology of literature,” with particular attention to close and distant practices of reading, such as ... More


Critical Digital Humanities: The Search for a Methodology

James E. Dobson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042270
eISBN:
9780252051111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042270.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book seeks to develop an answer to the major question arising from the adoption of sophisticated data-science approaches within humanities research: are existing humanities methods compatible ... More


The Reception of Shahrazūrī’s World of Image up until the Present Day

L. W. C. van Lit

in The World of Image in Islamic Philosophy: Ibn Sina, Suhrawardi, Shahrazuri and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415859
eISBN:
9781474435024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415859.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The idea as Shahrazūrī interpreted it, denoted by the term ‘world of image’, received a reception much wider than the commentary tradition. Searching for this term, however, yields many false ... More


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