Novel Worlds Conference 2018

Thursday, October 18 – Saturday, October 20, 2018 Montreal, QC The aim of the conference is to begin the long overdue conversation between data-driven research and literary scholarship more generally. The particular theme of the conference will center around the question of “worlds”: How are we to think about the worlds of the novel, either…

New Article in the Journal of Cultural Analytics: “Nation, Ethnicity, and the Geography of British Fiction, 1880-1940” by Elizabeth F. Evans and Matthew Wilkens

Among the most pressing problems in modernist literary studies are those related to Britain’s engagement with the wider world under empire and to its own rapidly evolving urban spaces in the years before the Second World War. In both cases, the literary-geographic imagination—or unconscious—of the period between 1880 and 1940 can help to shed light on…

Sonja Sapach won the CSDH-SCHN Ian Lancashire Award for Graduate Student Promise

Sonja Sapach won the CSDH-SCHN (Canadian Society for Digital Humanities) Ian Lancashire Award for Graduate Student Promise at CSDHSCHN18 yesterday at Congress. The Award “recognizes an outstanding presentation at our annual conference of original research in DH by a graduate student.” She won the award for a paper on “Tagging my Tears and Fears: Text-Mining the Autoethnography.”…

“From a distance ‘You might mistake her for a man’: A closer reading of gender and character action in Jane Eyre, The Law and the Lady, and A Brilliant Woman” was published at DSH

“From a distance ‘You might mistake her for a man’: A closer reading of gender and character action in Jane Eyre, The Law and the Lady, and A Brilliant Woman” by Gabi Kirilloff, Peter J Capuano, Julius Fredrick, and Matthew L Jockers has now been published at DSH. This work was supported by ‘NovelTM’, a grant from the Social…

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…