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Enumerations: Data and Literary Study

Andrew Piper


For well over a century, academic disciplines have studied human behavior using quantitative information. Until recently, however, the humanities have remained largely immune to the use of data—or vigorously resisted it. Thanks to new developments in computer science and natural language processing, literary scholars have embraced the quantitative study of literary works and have helped make Digital Humanities a rapidly growing field. But these developments raise a fundamental and as yet unanswered question: what is the meaning of literary quantity? This book answers that question across a var ... More

Keywords: digital humanities, cultural analytics, novels, poetry, literary character, literary plot, natural language processing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226568614
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226568898.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Piper, author
McGill University