Opportunity knocks

NovelTM team member Prof Matthew Wilkens is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join his group at the University of Notre Dame. Please see Matt’s website for details about the position. Applications can be submitted online.

Academic prestige and publishing

NovelTM Project Director Andrew Piper and Professor Chad Wellmon of the University of Virginia are co-authors on a recently accepted article in the journal Critical Inquiry. “Publication, Power, and Patronage: On Inequality and Academic Publishing” addresses the unequal concentration of elite institutions within prominent humanities journals. A pre-print of the article and access to the new, hand-curated dataset used…

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…