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Class 2 Notes

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Preliminary Class Business


  • Enrollment and other issues
  • Class bios and second round of self-introductions
  • Project teams to be formed in next class


1. "Distant Reading" + Digital Humanities


  • Paradigm of the Stanford Literary Lab
  • Methodological contexts of "distant reading"
    • Fernand Braudel and Annales historiography (e.g., Table of Contents from The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II (1976))
      • longue durée
      • quantitative
      • cartographic
    • Sociology of Literature
      • Marxist sociology of literature
      • "world systems" approaches
        • Immanuel Wallerstein, The Modern World System I-IV (1974-2011)
        • Pascale Casanova, The World Republic of Letters, trans. M. B. DeBevoise (2004)
      • "the new sociology of literature" 
  • Second-generation or synthetic critiques of Moretti and "distant reading"--e.g.:
    • Katherine Bode, Reading by Numbers: Recalibrating the Literary Field (London: Anthem Press, London, 2012),


2. "Cultural Analytics" + New Media Studies



3. "Culturonomics" + Google Books + Industry "Analytics / Data Mining"



Other Materials for Class


Alan's notes for reading "They Flee From Me"


❦ Cleanth Brooks, "Heresy of Paraphrase"


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