Jacob Soll (History, University of Southern California) explores the role of both the state and the nascent public sphere in the genesis of news and information flows in early modern Europe. Habermas’s model of the rise of a public sphere is now beginning to crumble, not only as scholars show much earlier origins of news, information flows, and public opinion, but also as the state emerges as a key player in inventing and managing news. Soll discusses the symbiosis, often odd and…
Rachel Sagner Buurma (Swarthmore), “The Preparation of the Victorian Novel and the Preparation of the Topic Model”
Rachel Sagner Buurma (Swarthmore) will be giving a talk entitled "The Preparation of the Victorian Novel and the Preparation of the Topic Model" for the Material Texts Colloquium. All are welcome. April 27, 2017 at 3:30pm, Petersen Room in Allen Library. Abstract: In this talk I draw together the research practices of Victorian novelists with the research practices of digital humanists to ask what we might learn by seeing them both as part of a longer history of literary research. Following…
Daniel Shore (Georgetown) will be giving a talk on language beyond the lexicon for the Material Texts Colloquium. May 18, 2017, 3:30pm, Communications 202.
Scott Trudell (Maryland) will be giving a talk for the Material Texts Colloquium. May 23rd, 4:00pm, Location TBD.
Shakespeare’s Language: New Perspectives via Corpus-Based Approaches The study of Shakespeare’s language has not made full use of the digital resources found in electronic databases and corpora and their methodologies, methods that infuse the making of today’s dictionaries, grammars, and much of historical linguistics. The Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare’s Language project embraces these methods. This presentation will be a whistle-stop tour of some of the results flowing from the project along with associated methodological issues. It will discuss Shakespeare’s neologisms; word-meanings and collocations;…