If you haven’t received two peer reviews from classmates on your sandbox/Wikipedia draft, let me know!
More Big Data! For Tuesday, let’s ready Franco Moretti’s essay, “Conjectures on World Literature.”
For Thursday, we’ll meet in HUM 410 – – the computer lab.
You should be starting to draft your Wikipedia article in your sandbox.
And, based on the computational textual analysis of your corpus (e.g. Voyant tools analysis), use Google’s Ngram viewer to contextualize your corpus and research questions via Big Data!
How might “Big Data” change the way we study things in the humanities? For Tuesday, let’s talk about Dan Cohen’s view of things in his essay, “Searching for the Victorians.”
In the meantime, write a blog post describing Phase II of your Voyant experience. As you used questions inspired by Hoover’s essay, what new things have you noticed about your corpus? about the Voyant tools? Can you describe a hypothetical research project based on Voyant tools?
In the wiki-world – – you should have collected five or six good sources and posted these – – with citations – – in your wiki sandbox. This week, you want to start drafting your Wikipedia article/edits in your sandbox.
On Thursday, we’ll meet in the computer lab (401). Come to class with the following: