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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 661–688.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., techniques that derive from the fields of computational linguistics and data visualization—can further illuminate these mysteries. It also describes how the unique demands of the archive of slavery pose challenges to the field of digital humanities as it is currently conceived. By contrasting a set of...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 781–809.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Gary Hall What forms will literary and cultural criticism take in the twenty-first century, given the move toward open access, open data, and open government that is currently being promoted in the name of greater efficiency and transparency? Will the growing use of digital tools and data-led...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 815–837.
Published: 01 December 2016
... through rapid-scanning technology, captured the enormity of the storm, its dynamic cloud structure, and the sharpening of the storm’s eye as the continent dimmed under the setting sun. But despite the complicated process of data gathering and transmission that is involved in meteorological satellite...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 155–184.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Katherine D. Johnston Abstract This essay analyzes increasingly ubiquitous data collection and posits that metafiction is especially well suited to grapple with the significance of metadata and data surveillance, given its own preoccupation with watching itself watch. Making a critical intervention...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 817–818.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., audio playback, and visual culture—early magnetic recording materialized. In so doing, the essay offers scholars of both new and old media a sense of how we might better historicize the ostensible permanence and immateriality of contemporary data cultures and their digital economies. “Making the Perfect...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 627–637.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jessica Hurley Beautiful Data: A History of Vision and Reason since 1945 . By Halpern Orit . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2014 . ix, 342 pp. Cloth , $99.95 ; paper, $27.95 . The Way Things Go: An Essay on the Matter of Second Modernism . By Jaffe Aaron . Minneapolis...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 845–862.
Published: 01 December 2013
...: Contemporary Narratives of Ameri- can Jewishness, 197–99. Grausam, Daniel. Review Essay: “The Way We Talk Now about the Way They Were Then: Recent Work on the ‘Contemporary 389–98. Hall, Gary. “Toward a Postdigital Humanities: Cultural Analytics and the Computational Turn to Data-Driven...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 615–628.
Published: 01 December 2013
... , 83 – 110 . New York : Harcourt, Brace and World . Burdick Anne . 2012 . Digital_Humanities . Cambridge : MIT Press . Gitelman Lisa . 2006 . Always Already New: Media, History, and the Data of Culture . Cambridge : MIT Press . Gold Matthew K. , ed. 2012...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 418–420.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of the “big data” approach to literary history, which he dubs here “macroanalysis.” He provides explana- tions of various techniques for large-scale text analysis, supporting them with examples based on a corpus of Irish American literature. Jockers’s goal is to complement, and perhaps...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 651–653.
Published: 01 September 2018
... purchases, dunning delinquent customers, and acknowledging new and paid-up subscribers. To gain a better sense of the paper’s subscribership, Gardner exhaustively cross-examined the 3,396 acknowledgments of subscribers with three decades of census data (1850–80). Not incidentally, this inquiry yields...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 611–635.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., but I will outline reasons supporting the claim that the shift toward private funding in public universities has caused this decline in educational outcomes. In making this argument I will rely particularly on data from William Bowen, Matthew Chingos, and Michael McPher- son’s Crossing the...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 827–853.
Published: 01 December 2012
... display units” and track the “medleys of data on every screen, all the flowing symbols and alpine charts, the polychrome numbers pulsing” (C, 13). In addition to the screens, which function multiply as conduits for financial data and as televisions and video-recording devices, the limou- sine...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 629–660.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., write, and process visual data according to spe- cific sets of instructions. In this light, the best way to locate Bierce in the war is to follow what he followed: to read the scripts and instruc- tions that marked up his mind and body, authorizing certain forms of agency within strictly defined...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 761–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
...-Simon Laplace wrote in his 1795 Philosophical Essay on Probabilities , “Given for one instant an intelligence which could comprehend all the forces by which nature is animated and the respective situation of the beings who compose it—an intelligence sufficiently vast to submit these data to analysis...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 186–187.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., and other data produced by the principals in the case. In several respects, Lystra’s book benefits from the gender of its author. Thereisnoneedtoconsultfeministtheoryfortheinsightthatmaleschol- ars are less likely than women to understand a daughter’s side of the father- daughter relationship...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 423–425.
Published: 01 June 2016
... sexy, status. The granddaddy of this shift is Franco Moretti’s 2005 book Graphs, Maps, Trees , which takes the very, very large and long view, transhistorically and transnationally, charting the emergence of genres and of entire literary traditions by using enormous data sets. We can also thank...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 705–714.
Published: 01 December 2002
..., he argued, have nothing in common: from their assembled data to their research methods, from the way they think to the way they talk, ‘‘a gulf of mutual incomprehension’’ divides them. They inhabit, in an anthropological sense, two cultures.1 The accuracy of Snow’s comments is not our concern...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 447–475.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of word as the word search features of Google Books ( fig. 2 ). While Google’s research group interprets ngram charts as indicators of broad cultural trends, an endeavor that they have dubbed culturomics (Michel et al. 2011 ), it is also possible to use the data as a way of identifying instances...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 833–857.
Published: 01 December 2002
... to or do not get to see of Dickin- son’s writing practices. Thus, access to data that, in turn, is used to render critical judgments is mediated, the presumption being that there is a consensus around the meanings of the data to be found in Dickinson’s manuscripts (how lines are arranged...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 848–850.
Published: 01 December 2015
... moved on to archives, data mining, and other less epistemologically fraught modes of analysis. Or at least that’s one way of looking at it. The truth is, not surprisingly, much more complicated, and the three books above are evidence that the heady discourse of the 1970s and 1980s is still very...