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Reading Modernism with Machines

Digital Humanities and Modernist Literature

Editors: Ross, Shawna, O'Sullivan, James (Eds.)

  • Draws on pioneering primary research to offer insightful new readings of modernist texts
  • Offers one of the most comprehensive initial forays into the digital humanities within modernist studies
  • Presents the latest approaches to modernist studies through the lens of digital humanities
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About this book

This book uses the discipline-specific, computational methods of the digital humanities to explore a constellation of rigorous case studies of modernist literature.

From data mining and visualization to mapping and tool building and beyond, the digital humanities offer new ways for scholars to questions of literature and culture. With the publication of a variety of volumes that define and debate the digital humanities, we now have the opportunity to focus attention on specific periods and movements in literary history. Each of the case studies in this book emphasizes literary interpretation and engages with histories of textuality and new media, rather than dwelling on technical minutiae. Reading Modernism with Machines thereby intervenes critically in ongoing debates within modernist studies, while also exploring exciting new directions for the digital humanities—ultimately reflecting on the conjunctions and disjunctions between the technological cultures of the modernist era and our own digital present. 

About the authors

Shawna Ross is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Texas A&M University, USA, where she researches and teaches British modernism, the digital humanities, oceanic studies, and Henry James.

James O’Sullivan is the Digital Humanities Research Associate at the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield, UK, where he researches digital culture and modernity, digital poetics, and electronic literature.

Reviews

Reading Modernism with Machines attains one of the most elusive of all digital humanities objectives: it demonstrates – with actual findings – how scholars can use computational methods to produce new literary critical insights. It compels us to recognize that DH has much to offer modernist studies — and vice versa. With the publication of this collection digital modernist studies has at last arrived. Reading Modernism with Machines will transform the field of modernist studies and move digital humanities research into the literary critical mainstream. And it’s about time.” (Stephen Ross, Associate Professor of English, University of Victoria, Canada)

“Reading Modernism with Machines is a smart and diverse collection of essays that examines digital methodologies as they work with and against key moments in Modernist Studies. This work is an important step forward for both Digital Humanists and Modernists alike. Contributors engage a variety of digital interventions to provide useful insights and revealing studies of several literary touchstones of the early-twentieth century.” (Erin E. Templeton, Associate Professor of English, Converse College, USA)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ross, Shawna

    Pages 1-13

  • ModLabs

    Irvine, Dean

    Pages 15-48

  • Modeling Modernist Dialogism: Close Reading with Big Data

    Hammond, Adam (et al.)

    Pages 49-77

  • Mapping Modernism’s Z-axis: A Model for Spatial Analysis in Modernist Studies

    Christie, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 79-107

  • Textbase as Machine: Graphing Feminism and Modernism with OrlandoVision

    Holland, Kathryn (et al.)

    Pages 109-134

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59569-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59568-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading Modernism with Machines
Book Subtitle
Digital Humanities and Modernist Literature
Editors
  • Shawna Ross
  • James O'Sullivan
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59569-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59569-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59568-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 301
Number of Illustrations and Tables
65 illustrations in colour
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