New Cultural Analytics Journal Article “Self Repetition and East Asian Literary Modernity, 1900-1930” by Hoyt Long, Anatoly Detwyler, and Yuancheng Zhu

Histories of East Asian literary modernity have often begun as historiographies of the narrative self. For some scholars, the emergence of a decidedly self-referential mode of fiction in the early twentieth century is part and parcel of what defines this modernity. In Japan there was the “I-novel”; and in China, Romantic fiction. The two are recognized…

NovelTM Graduate Students at the University of Notre Dame

In May 2017, three NovelTM graduate students – Kaitlin Cruz, Melanie Walsh and Lisa Teichmann – met up in South Bend, Indiana, with Textual Geographies project director Matthew Wilkens for a week-long workshop dedicated to learning and exploring a range of geographical text analysis methods and tools, some of which are used in the NEH-funded…

New Cultural Analytics Journal Article “Beyond Poet Voice. Sampling the (Non-) Performance Styles of 100 American Poets” by Marit J. MacArthur, Georgia Zellou, and Lee M. Miller

The poetry reading has, for decades, been an unavoidable aspect of the professional poet’s life. And the institutionalization of creative writing, government sponsorship of the arts, access to audio and video recording technologies, and the digitization of audio recordings, have accelerated the number of poetry readings and provided scholars with greater access to recordings of…

The Identity Issue in Cultural Analytics

The NovelTM group is pleased to announce a special issue of Cultural Analytics on “Identity” edited by Susan Brown and Laura Mandell. You can read Laura Mandell’s and Susan Browns’s introduction now! This special issue of Cultural Analytics tackles the urgent question of how social identities can be addressed through computational methods. In particular, it probes the…

Access Workshop 2017

McGill is very pleased to host the fourth annual NovelTM workshop here in Montreal. This year’s theme is “Access” where we will be discussing issues surrounding the accessibility of literary data and code. What kinds of metadata do we consider necessary for the study of literature? How can we make sure our data is representative…

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…