Announcing Re-Boot Camp 2017 (Montreal, June 12-16, 2017)

NovelTM Project Director Prof Andrew Piper will be offering a week-long summer workshop called “Re-Boot Camp 2017: Introduction to literary text mining using R.” During five full-day sessions, participants will gain hands-on experience in the computational study of literature. Research techniques from the world of natural language processing and text analysis will be introduced, including machine learning, topic…

The Instability of Gender

By Ted Underwood and David Bamman 1500-word abstract of a paper delivered Sat, Jan 9th, at MLA 2016, in a panel with Deidre Lynch and Andrew Piper. By visualizing course evaluations, Ben Schmidt has reminded us how subtly (and irrationally) descriptions of real people are shaped by gendered expectations. Men are praised for being funny,…