Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Measuring literature

DH-403

Lecturer(s) :

Moretti Franco

Language:

English

Summary

Computational criticism : a new approach to the study of literature and culture.

Content

This course is meant to assess the main novelties introduced into the study of literature ' but also of film and culture in general ' by the computational approach, and to investigate possible algorithmic solutions for complex aspects of literary theory and history.

Keywords

Digital Humanities, Distant Reading, computational criticism, networks

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

None

Recommended courses

None

Important concepts to start the course

Having a general sense of fictional literature, and of narrative in particular.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

Lectures

Seminar meetings

Group work

Experiments

Evaluations of results

Expected student activities

Reading the assigned books, listening to lectures, taking notes, designing and conducting experiments related to the course materials.

Assessment methods

Class discussion; evaluation of projects, short final paper.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No

In the programs

  • Digital Humanities, 2017-2018, Master semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      During the semester
    • Credits
      5
    • Subject examined
      Measuring literature
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Practical work
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

MoTuWeThFr
8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19
19-20
20-21
21-22
Under construction
Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German