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Cursus: TLRMV16202
TLRMV16202
Distant Reading. Digital Tools and Textual Analysis
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CursuscodeTLRMV16202
Studiepunten (ECTS)2,5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Talen, Literatuur en Communicatie RMA;
Contactpersoonprof. dr. A. Rigney
E-maila.rigney@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
dr. S.A. Pieterse
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. A. Rigney
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Docent
dr. J.L. Salman
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Docent
dr. E. Stronks
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Blok
3  (05-02-2018 t/m 06-04-2018)
Aanvangsblok
3
TimeslotC: MA-middag/namiddag,DI-middag, DO-ochtend
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 22-01-2018 09:00 t/m 23-01-2018 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
In this course, we will survey theoretical reflections on ‘Distant Reading’  and then go on to consider the opportunities offered by these techniques in the practice of research as well as their limitations.
 
In addition, we will develop the skills necessary for the use of these techniques, focussing on specific tools for both rule and data-driven textual analysis.
 
Each student will formulate a research plan based on a question that can only be resolved, as a whole or in part, through the digital analysis of large-scale corpora. In developing this plan, students will work with the expertise and thematic focus central to other courses in their Research Master so as to allow for a comparison between the goals and the results of research conducted along the traditional lines of close reading and the new line of distant reading. 
Inhoud
In recent years new digital analytic techniques have generated much interest as well as debate among literary scholars. The concept ‘Distant Reading’, introduced by Franco Moretti, has served as a catalyst of these discussions and will also be the starting point of this course. What are the techniques that constitute ‘Distant Reading’, and what analytic power do they have? These techniques have been applied world-wide in research conducted not only by literary scholars but also by cultural historians and media scholars. These disciplines often share with literary studies an interest in conceptual shifts in discourse and in changing expressive styles. This course is therefore open not only to student in the RMAs Comparative Literary Studies and Nederlandse literatuur en cultuur, for whom it is compulsory, but also to those students from other RMA programmes interested in new ways of analysing textual cultures.  
 
This course  will not only discuss these topics in theory, but offer training in two of the most prominent tools and techniques currently used (topic modeling and stylometry). 

Career orientation
This Distant Reading course will offer students training in the most prominent tools and techniques in data and text analysis that are currently used. Together with a critical reflection on this tools, this will prepare them for computational work outside and inside academia.

 
Ingangseisen
Er moet voldaan zijn aan de cursus:
- Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Verplicht materiaal
Boek
Franco Moretti, Distant Reading (London: Verso, 2013).
Kosten materiaal:30,00
Werkvormen
Computerpracticum

Toetsen
Take-hometentamen
Weging20
Minimum cijfer-

Verslag
Weging80
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Technical skills and theoretical reflection

Deadlines
Week 3: take-home exam (testing the student's ability to reflect theoretically on distant reading)

Week 9: research project (consisting of a research report and a small proof of concept, i.e. a small- scale digital analysis relevant to the student's research)

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