The Humanities Go Google

“Matthew L Jockers may be the first English professor to assign 1,200 novels in one class. Lucky for the students, they don’t have to read them. As grunts in Stanford University’s new Literature Lab, these students investigate the evolution of literary style by teaming up like biologists and using computer programs to ‘read’ an entire library. It’s a controversial vision …” (more)

[Marc Parry, Chronicle of Higher Education, 28 May]

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