ATNU/IES Virtual Speaker Series 2020/2021 #4

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For our fourth and final event of 2020 in the ATNU/IES Virtual Speaker Series, we are very happy to welcome Professor Martin Paul Eve, from Birkbeck, University of London. Martin will talk about how the gap between the computational approaches favoured by most scholars in distant reading can be reconciled with the more enjoyable close reading methods favoured by Humanists, based on his recent book Close Reading with Computers. Join us on the 16th of December at 18h00 (GMT) from wherever you are in the world. For more information, see the abstract below and don't forget to register to receive the joining link!


Basic Instinct: On Relatively Simple Computation and Literary Study

Martin Paul Eve

Wednesday, 16th of December 2020

18h00 (GMT)


Sophisticated computational modelling has yielded astonishing literary historical insight. These new models may change forever how we view large-scale literary history. Yet such approaches also change our relationship to reading. The distance, of distant reading, seems far from the pleasure of human-scale reading that draws most into literary studies. In this talk, Martin Paul Eve will explore a set of more basic computational approaches that sit more easily with the close-scale of regular reading. Based on his recent book, Close Reading with Computers, this talk explores questions of scale, distance, reading, and repetition in our digital world.

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