About this Project
2013 – 2015
Global Literary Networks was a two-year digital humanities research project that examined the production, diffusion, and reception of literature on a macro-interpretative scale using tools of network analysis and network visualization. Combining large datasets, social scientific methods, and textual close reading, this project investigated the social dimensions of modernist literary history and aesthetics in the twentieth century by de-framing traditional literary categories – such as influence and dissemination – and introducing and adapting new categories from other disciplines. Using modernist poetry from the United States as the starting point, the project branched out to Japan, China, and Latin America to track the relation between modernist poetic activities in different national contexts. The project brought together theoreticians and technicians from literary studies, sociology, computer science, statistics, and visual design to explore new approaches to the analysis, preservation, and presentation of “big data”; new media platforms for processing, displaying, and disseminating digitally inflected work; and team-based scholarship.
Data as Critique: New Computational Approaches to the Study of Culture
The spring 2014 Global Literary Networks Conference took place on Friday, May 9 in the Regenstein Library.
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An intensive two-day workshop brought together specialists from several fields, including network visualization, network analysis, database design, statistical reasoning, and literary modernism with the goal of discussing the project’s broader theoretical and methodological aims while also developing a long-term strategy for building out the project’s technical infrastructure. Read more >>
Humanities Day 2012, University of Chicago. This short lecture introduces some of the basic concepts and methods that we are developing as part of Global Literary Networks.
April 28, 2016
-- Melissa Dinsmann, Los Angeles Review of Books
April 14, 2014
Neubauer Collegium Catalyzes Digital Humanities Innovation at University of Chicago
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