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Nov 13 2014

Announcing “Cultural Analytics” — A Major Conference on Computational Approaches to the Study of Culture

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On May 22-23, 2015, the Global Literary Networks group will host a major conference at the University of Chicago called “Cultural Analytics: Computational Approaches to the Study of Culture.” The event will bring together faculty and graduate students working at the intersection of literary history and applied computational analysis. This field has been growing for […]

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Apr 02 2014

Data as Critique: New Computational Approaches to the Study of Culture

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On May 9th, the Global Literary Networks team will host a one-day conference bringing together new scholarship on the history and sociology of global culture. The conference highlights research that cuts across the traditional division of qualitative methods (hermeneutics, historicism) from quantitative or data-driven ones (text-mining, network analysis). A major goal of the conference is […]

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Jan 10 2014

Talks and Slides from MLA2014

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These two talks were delivered by Hoyt and Richard at the recent MLA 2014 conference in Chicago. The Haiku Meme: Imitation and Influence in American Modernism (slides) [session #155] Who is Thomas Curtis Clark? Modernist Networks of Exclusion (slides) [session #233] Thank you to Andrew Goldstone (Rutgers), Amy Hungerford (Yale), Matthew Jockers (Nebraska), Andrew Piper […]

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Sep 22 2013

MLA 2014: Literary Criticism at the Macro-Scale

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The Global Literary Networks team is also doing a second panel at MLA 2014 with Andrew Piper, associate professor at McGill.  Haun Saussy (Chicago) and Ted Underwood (Illinois) will be doing the responses.  While our other panel focuses on issues specific to American modernism, this panel attends more to the relationship between comparative literature-transnational studies […]

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Sep 19 2013

MLA 2014: Seeing with Numbers

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At the upcoming Modern Language Association Conference in Chicago, we will be presenting new work as part of the special session Seeing with Numbers: Sociological and Macroanalytic Approaches to Literary Exclusion. The session is co-organized with Andrew Goldstone (Rutgers), who will also be presenting a paper. Amy Hungerford (Yale) and Matthew Jockers (University of Nebraska) will […]

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Mar 05 2013

Literary Networks joins the UofC’s Inaugural Neubauer Cohort

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Our project, under the title Global Literary Networks, has been selected to join the Neubauer Collegium’s inaugural cohort of research grants. The news was officially announced today. Here’s a description of the project, which will get underway in the fall of 2013: Global Literary Networks is a two-year digital humanities research project that examines the production, […]

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Dec 05 2012

Humanities Day Lecture

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Back in October, we presented a general overview of our work at the annual University of Chicago Humanities Day. We had a good crowd of prospective students, alumni, and other interested people from the community. The lecture is now available on youtube. If you’re interested in hearing about our project first-hand, and about other digitally-enhanced […]

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Dec 01 2012

Our First Essay

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We have recently finished a preprint version of our first collaborative essay, to be published in Boundary 2 next year. You can find it in our list of publications, but we wanted to put a link upfront. The essay, “Network Analysis and the Sociology of Modernism,” provides an introduction into the kind of work we […]

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