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Space & Place Textual Geographies: Race and Place in 11,000 British Novels, 1880-1940

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Oct 12 3:00PM - 5:00PM

Geography matters to many of us in the humanities. How writers use specific locations -- and how that use changes over time -- can help us understand cultural attitudes, the emotional associations of diverse spaces, authors' evolving thematic preoccupations, and many other of the critical questions we seek to answer. This talk details a computational approach to analyzing the geography of texts at medium and large scales, from thousands to millions of digitized volumes. It also presents an extended use case involving the geography of literary London between 1880 and 1940, focusing on the geographic traces of ethnicity and national origin during the long Modernist era.

Join Elizabeth Evans and Matthew Wilkens for Studio CHI's first ever event of our "Space & Place in the Digital/Humanities" series.

Elizabeth F. Evans is Visiting Research Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, where she offers courses on British and Anglophone fiction of the long twentieth century. She is completing a book on gender, race, and space in narratives of London, 1880-1940.

Matthew Wilkens is Associate Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, where he works on computational literary analysis and contemporary American fiction. He is the director of the Textual Geographies Project and the author of Revolution: The Event in Postwar Fiction.

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Play in the Dirt Workshop: Text Mining

Play in the Dirt Workshop: Text Mining

Nov 04 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Come and join us for a workshop that will demonstrate how public domain texts, scholarly articles, government documents, and historic collections can be text mined using the resources provided by the…