New funding for Textual Geographies project

Congratulations to NovelTM Co-Investigator Matthew Wilkens (University of Notre Dame) on his grant entitled “Textual Geographies” from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The award was just one of eight selected in the February 2016 round of the Digital Humanities Implementation Grant program. The $325,000 award will enable Project Director Prof Wilkens and his team refine a dataset and develop a user interface to extract and…

Mapping the literary and cultural geography of London

NovelTM Partner the Literary Lab at Stanford University has released the 13th in its series of pamphlets. In “The Emotions of London,” Ryan Heuser, Franco Moretti and Erik Steiner break ground in a new field of inquiry for the Lab: literary and cultural geography. Working on a corpus of 5,000 novels penned between 1700 and 1900, the pamphlet charts the uneven…

NovelTM @ MLA 2017

Don’t miss the NovelTM team at the 2017 MLA Convention in Philadelphia, PA, from January 5-8, 2017. Andrew Piper will present “Tempos: Computation and the Time of Reading,” co-authored by Jonathan Sachs (Concordia University), during Session 404, “Reading against Noise,” on Friday, 6 January, from 5:15–6:30 PM. Mark Algee-Hewitt will present “Networks of Response: Citation and Sequence in Nineteenth-Century Periodical…

Geoffrey Rockwell gives keynote at DHCS 2016

Geoffrey Rockwell delivered the keynote address “Information Wants to Be Free, Or Does It? Ethics in the Digital Humanities” on November 12 at the 2016 Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities & Computer Science. He also took notes during the 3-day event and has shared them on his Wiki.

Identity: Annual NovelTM Workshop 2016

I am very pleased to announce the upcoming workshop for the NovelTM research group. This year’s theme is “Identity” and will be taking place at the Banff Research Centre in Banff, Alberta. For two days participants will meet and share new work that uses computational modelling to understand the various ways that novels construct identity…

Is Data Good for Creative Writing?

This past spring Andrew Piper conducted an interview with Gabriela Pereira, host of @DIYMFA Radio. These are a fantastic series of podcasts for aspiring writers to learn more about the craft without paying enormous sums of money to attend an MFA program. Below is an introduction to the interview as well as link to listen…

Stanford Literary Lab Announces New Blog: Techne

The Stanford Literary Lab is pleased to announce the launch of our new blog, Techne (https://litlab.stanford.edu/techne). Considering the form of the technical blog as expansively as possible, Techne will give our members and collaborators a forum to present the internal work of the Lab to a broader audience, and to share our methods and research…

NovelTM at DH 2016 in Krakow

Many of members of the NovelTM project recently participated in DH 2016 in Krakow, Poland. Below is a list of papers by and activities related to NovelTM co-investigators: • New Scholars Symposium Geoffrey Rockwell was a co-organizer of the pre-conference New Scholars Symposium that brought graduate students, postdocs, and early career scholars together for a…

Launch of Hermeneutica by Geoffrey Rockwell and Stéfan Sinclair

Hermeneutica: Computer-Assisted Interpretation in the Humanities, by two novelTM scholars, Geoffrey Rockwell and Stéfan Sinclair, has just been published by the MIT Press. Hermeneutica is part of a hybrid project that includes Voyant Tools which has also been rewritten. For more see the web site hermeneuti.ca  or voyant-tools.org . On the web site you can see…