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Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (1): 47–48.
Published: 01 March 1949
...Otis H. Green Copyright © 1949 by Duke University Press 1949 ADDITIONAL DATA ON ERASMUS IN SPAIK By OTISH. GREEN The purpose of this article is to show: (1) that the “effacement graduel du nom d’Erasm”’l from works...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2014) 75 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2014
... . Manovich Lev . 2002 . “ The Anti-sublime Ideal in Data Art .” www.manovich.net/DOCS/data_art.doc ( accessed July 18, 2013 ). McGann Jerome . 2013 . “ Philology in a New Key .” Critical Inquiry 39 , no. 2 : 327 – 46 . McGuirk Carol . 1985 . Robert Burns and the Sentimental...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2017) 78 (1): 77–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Katherine Bode Abstract The approaches to data-rich literary history that dominate academic and public debate—Franco Moretti’s “distant reading” and Matthew Jockers’s “macroanalysis”—model literary systems in limited, abstract, and often ahistorical ways. This problem arises from neglect...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2011) 72 (3): 319–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Jeffrey T. Schnapp The essay explores how literary practices of listing, cataloging, and inventorying are altered by the shift from classical, premodern, and early modern regimes of data scarcity (within which every piece of information is considered valuable a priori) to modern regimes of data...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (1): 95–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
... a New Object for Data-Rich Literary History .” MLQ 78 , no. 1 : 77 – 106 . Bode Katherine . 2018 . A World of Fiction: Digital Collections and the Future of Literary History . Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press . Bode Katherine , and Hetherington Carol , eds...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (4): 491–525.
Published: 01 December 2020
... intersect. A Study in Scarlet , the novella that introduced Sherlock Holmes, offers the first meditation on distant reading. A split double plot that anticipates generic fissures within crime fiction broadly conceived, A Study in Scarlet creates a data-centric detective intelligence in dialogue with late...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 395–418.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., possible to produce an illuminating map of the field through statistical analysis of midsize, handmade data sets. On such a map one sees a striking shift in the typical temporal setting of the novel, a shift that corresponds to major rearrangements of the relation of literary commerce to literary prestige...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (4): 573–575.
Published: 01 December 1940
... of Dante and of Petrarch known to Boccaccio as proved by the evidence collected in Chapter 11. These data, tabulated in the case of Dante on pages 137-140, enabled Mr. Silber not only to con- clude that “Dante’s work actively influenced Boccaccio during his entire lyric production” (page 141...
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Published: 01 September 2016
represents the overall trend of the data. Figure 1. Average SOC proximity score per year for all sampled novels, 1923–50. Each point represents the average score for all sampled novels published in that year. The black line is the fitted regression line for 1923–34, showing a statistically significant More
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 277–295.
Published: 01 September 2016
... characterized as “distant reading,” an approach that seemed to bring literary studies (kicking and screaming) into the age of “big data,” its human-scale canons of masterworks subsumed into digitized corpora containing tens or hundreds of thousands of texts. A “crisis of largeness,” then: literary studies...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (4): 393–400.
Published: 01 December 1947
... Review, V [1937], 282). As proof of the value of such studies, one can mention Morley and Bruerton, The Chronology of Lope de Vega’s Comedk (New York, 1940) ; Ruth Davis, New Data on the Authorship of Act I of the Comedza de Calisto y Melibea, University of Iowa Studies, Spanish Language...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 321–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
... find some pattern in a finite data set. Although a correlation between language and reception might look strong, it could be largely accidental; in effect, the algorithm has only “memorized” the quirks of particular examples. To test a model more rigorously, we have to use it to make predictions about...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (2): 201–224.
Published: 01 June 2021
... place? Or rather, whom are they about? These things are perfectly measurable. Once we have the measurements, we can go back and see what explanations best fit the data. The archive of early novels in France is full of novels about known people. (The data I will present here are on France, and I...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1942) 3 (3): 486–488.
Published: 01 September 1942
... literary taste, but the data which he has gathered will certainly be useful to students of literary history. For research in the period from ca. 1700-1870, the works are indispensable. The data are valuable, but the method of presentation is not always clear and systematic. Probably...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (3): 510–512.
Published: 01 September 1996
... conjunctions: the magic lantern and the nature of reverie; the idea of ghosts as integral to the concept of “home.” Surprising tonal shifts: an “authorial confession” in the middle of a ghost story. Abundant data: on thermometers and barometers; on masquerades; on magic lanterns. Such aspects...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (3): 195–216.
Published: 01 September 1962
... offers somehow a direct, unmediated access for the reader’s apprehen- sion. This point of access, this initial contact that the reader makes with the work, involves one of the most crucial issues of criticism, for it determines ultimately what subject matter, what data, should most properly...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (2): 200–211.
Published: 01 June 1952
... with those of analogous landmarks? What characterizes the lost words, and what has become of them? What may we learn about the Spanish language from such data and their interpretation ? While another investigator would obtain somewhat different find- ings, we believe that consistency...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 345–367.
Published: 01 September 2016
... represents the overall trend of the data. Figure 1. Average SOC proximity score per year for all sampled novels, 1923–50. Each point represents the average score for all sampled novels published in that year. The black line is the fitted regression line for 1923–34, showing a statistically significant...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1965) 26 (3): 426–431.
Published: 01 September 1965
..., the lack of equivalence between the outward “data” and the personal “mood” that they invoke, which he sees as “the peculiar quality of pleasure’’ that we find uniquely in Botticelli’s work: But the genius of which Botticelli is the type usurps the data before it as the exponent...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2020) 81 (2): 257–260.
Published: 01 June 2020
... in debates regarding belief, providentialism, and determinism. It was used to argue both for normative states—as in Adolphe Quetelet’s notion of the average man—and for toleration for other points of view and degrees of belief (34). It seemed to provide descriptive social truths, as with census data, even...