The Sweep of History

This is the second in a series of posts by .txtLAB interns. This post is authored by Magdalene Klassen. Many if not most contemporary historians would probably agree with the statement that “the typical mode of explanation used by historians [is] narrative.” (Roberts 2001) Storytelling, then, is not the difference between history and fiction. Instead, we…

The New Young Adult Fiction. More Human, More Me.

What difference does an editor make? This was the question posed by a recent profile of the highly successful editor of young adult fiction, Julie Strauss-Gabel, who manages the imprint Dutton Children’s Books. Her titles have consistently performed well over recent years and it was a timely reminder of the impact that a good editor can…

Around the World Conference 2015

Text Mining the Novel researchers organized and participated in the third annual Around the World Conference on April 30, 2015. This online conference is organized every year by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Alberta under the direction of Geoffrey Rockwell, a co-investigator on TMN. This year there were panels and…