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Feb 06 2017

New Search Interface for Aozora Japanese Literature Corpus

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Every scholar and student of modern Japanese literature is familiar with the Aozora Bunko Digital Library. It is an open source collection of over 12,000 texts that includes fiction, poetry, essays, and dramatic scripts, with the bulk of the material dating to the first half of the 20th century. Until now, however, it has not […]

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Sep 10 2016

New Essay out from Modern Language Quarterly

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Our latest in a series of articles on global literary modernism was recently published in a special issue of Modern Language Quarterly on “Scale and Value: New and Digital Approaches to Literary History” (September, 2016). The essay, titled “Turbulent Flow: A Computational Approach to World Literature,” uses computational modeling and large-scale pattern detection to develop […]

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Dec 20 2015

New Essay Out From Critical Inquiry

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We’re extremely excited to announce that our new essay, “Literary Pattern Recognition: Modernism Between Close Reading and Machine Learning,” (also downloadable here: LONG_SO_CI) is now out at Critical Inquiry! The essay seeks to model a new form of interpretation that merges critical and computational forms of reading. We use this method to write a new […]

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Aug 23 2015

Video Interview with Critical Inquiry

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Hoyt Long and Richard Jean So did a video interview with Critical Inquiry regarding our forthcoming article: “Literary Pattern Recognition: Modernism Between Close Reading and Machine Learning” (Winter 2016). We had a chance to talk about our work in the digital humanities, as well as offer some general thoughts on the uses of computation to […]

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Apr 20 2015

Cultural Analytics Website is Now Up: Schedule + Paper Abstracts

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The website for our upcoming “Cultural Analytics: Computational Approaches to the Study of Literature” conference is now live! It includes speaker information, schedule, and paper abstracts. May 23-24, University of Chicago. Conference website: https://culturalanalyticscollective.wordpress.com/

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Apr 20 2015

Chicago Text Lab at Scale and Value Conference, May 15-16

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Hoyt Long and Richard Jean So of the Chicago Text Lab will be presenting new work at the conference, “Scale and Value: New and Digital Approaches to Literary History,” on May 15-16. The conference is organized by Marshall Brown, Jim English, and Ted Underwood, and hosted at the University of Washington. Papers will be published […]

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Jan 19 2015

Cultural Analytics Conference — Graduate Student Caucus, Call for Applicants

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Graduate Student Caucus: Call for Applicants The University of Chicago will be hosting a major conference on the digital humanities on May 22-23, 2015. The purpose of the conference is to bring together leading scholars in computational literary and cultural studies for two days of discussion and work sharing. This group of scholars is joined […]

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Dec 17 2014

New popular article in Slate

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Hoyt Long and Richard Jean So of the Chicago Text Lab, along with Ted Underwood (English, University of Illinois), published a popular DH piece in Slate. We used computational methods to study the evolution of representations of money in British and American novels across the 19th and 20th centuries. The piece is also a response […]

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