Digital Texts and the Humanities
T | 3:30-5:50
How does Google know word frequencies from 1850 – https://books.google.com/ngrams? How might scholars use machines to read differently? This course explores digital texts: how they’re made and the questions we can ask with and about them. We’ll assemble and analyze a digital corpus, learn some computer programming, and discuss the implications of treating words as data.
Brown, Candy Gunther
The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789-1880
University of North Carolina Press, 2004
Enumerations: Data and Literary Study
University of Chicago Press, 2018