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Class 15 Notes

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Preliminary Class Business

  • Next class
    • Each student should come to class with at least one passage in the readings that they think is worth discussion or have a question about.  Look for something that sparks  your interest, makes you deeply puzzled, or that you think is particularly important for literary studies.
    • Practicum on social network analysis for next class.
    • Tech help if you need it

(Continued from last class) —
Reading 2,958 Nineteenth-Century British Novels



1. Topic Modeling




  • Practice:
    • Matthew L. Jockers, Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History (2013) -- Chap. 8: "Theme" (Instructor's highlighted copy; course password required) 


2. The Conceptual Challenge of Topic Modeling


  • Phenomena that appear in distant reading:

          (in escalating scale of possible disturbance to humanists)




Matt Burton, probability graph of topic-modeled words                                               Conceptual graph by Matt Burton








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