Introduction (Week One)

“What Is Digital Humanities and What’s It Doing in English Departments?”
UDH chapters 1 & 2 (at bookstore or Google preview)
Literary Studies in the Digital Age (Price/Siemens)
D_H pp. 3-26

Digital Textual Analysis I (Week Two)

To prepare:
– Write a one page (or more) digital/computational personal narrative (use Manovich pp. 6-8, 23)
– Create a Twitter “professional” account
– Look around for DH conversations in Twitter (hack me @DJWrisley)
– Create a Google account, unless you have one already
– Add you definitions to the glossary

To explore:
Google n-gram

To read:
UDH chapters 7 &11
“Topic Modeling: A Basic Introduction” (Brett)
“Topic Modeling for English Majors” (Jockers)
“Initial Thoughts on the n-gram” (Cohen)
“Unigrams, and bigrams, and trigrams, oh my” (Jockers)

To watch:
“Topic Models” (Bei)
“What We Learned from Five Million Books” (Michel/Aiden)

Exploring n-grams
Corpus of Global Web-based English (GloWbE)
British National Corpus

Digital Textual Analysis II (Week Three)

To download:
Textal (for your iPhone, if you have one)
Ant Conc (for your computer)

To explore:
Tapor visualization tools
Jockers’ macro-themes

To read:
“Textual Analysis” (Hoover)
“Mind Your P’s and B’s” (Fish)
“Big? Smart? Clean? Messy? Data in the Humanities” (Schöch)
“What Can Topic Models of PMLA Teach Us…?” (Underwood/Goldstone)
“Theme” from Macroanalysis (Jockers)
“Potential Readings” from Reading Machines (Ramsay)

“Information Visualization for Humanities Scholars” (Sinclair, Ruecker, Radzikowska)
“Text Mining, Data Analysis and Visualizations…” (Clement)

Guest speaker: Shady Elbassuoni (Computer Science, AUB)
“Linked Data and its Application for Named Entity Recognition/Question Answering”

Preparation for guest speaker:
 Linked Data (Wikipedia)
Linked Data (
Semantic Web (W3 consortium) Semantic Web (
Named Entity Recognition (Wikipedia)

Practicum (Week Four)

In my absence, you will do four things:

– Watch Twitter 15-17 February 8-5pm CET @DJWrisley for my live tweeting of the
Stylometry workshop Description of workshop
– Tweet about your topic modeling experiment
– Complete one reading response (graded)
– Complete a draft of a text mining experiment (ungraded, although this could become one of your three built objects) and post by Sunday noon

A lot of French novels
A lot of English novels
A lot of German novels
Henry James
Charles Dickens
Maingate 2002-2013
Daniel Bliss, Letters from a New Campus Word Text
Linguistic and Literary Computing – journal archive 1986-present (campus only or by proxy)

TEI XML I (Week Five)

To explore:
James Cummings’ TEI tutorial Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
 TEI By Example Project
Sample TEI projects (Brown WWP)
Initiation à l’encodage XML-TEI des textes patrimoniaux (Tours)

To read:

Companion to DH , chapter 17 “Text Markup”
A Very gentle introduction to TEI markup language
“TEI XML and the Study of Literature” (Cummings)
TEI XML in the First-Year Writing Classroom (HASTAC)
“Electronic Textual Editing” (McGann/Buzzetti)
“The TEI and Current Standards for Structuring Linguistic Data” (Stührenberg)
“TEI and So Can You:Corpus Linguistics and the Text Encoding Initiative” (Halsell)

For class:
The Seven Stages of Man
I Stood Tip-Toe
Palgrave Golden Treasury

TEI XML II (Weeks Six & Seven – March 07 & 14, 2016)

To prepare:
-Choose a poem or a section of a literary text to work on
Practicum with Oxygen
Exploring  MONK

Networks (Week Eight)

To explore:

@Elijah_Meeks’s intro to networks
“A list of research papers using Gephi”

“Some Tips on Gephi” (Kirkpatrick et al)

To download:

To read:
UDH chapters 3 & 4
Extracting Social Networks from Literary Fiction” (Elson/Dames/McKeown)
“Social Network Analysis of Alice in Wonderland” (Agarwal et al)
“Network Theory, Plot Analysis” (Moretti)
“Topic Models and Network Analysis” (Weingart)

To skim:

“Identifying Roles in Social Networks using Linguistic Analysis” (Awadallah)

To watch:

Networks II (Week Nine)

To prepare:
-Be sure you have downloaded Gephi

-Prepare your favorite passage of a simple social network analysis (SNA)

To explore:
Social Network Analysis, an Introduction” (Krebs)
Introduction to Social Network Methods” (Hanneman/Riddle)
“Analyser graphiquement son réseau facebook” (Grandjean)
“Visualizing Twitter Friend Connections using Gephi” (Hirst)
Various datasets, including Les Misérables

Data for Ramon Llull Book of the Lover and the Beloved (El Hajj/Wrisley)

Herodotus, The Histories

US airline map (save as, and open with Gephi; or click on to see the XML)

To read:
Expanded version of Moretti on Hamlet
Critique of “Extracting Social Networks from Literary Fiction” (Muralidharan)
A Response to Moretti (Rhody)
“The Application of Social Network Analysis to Team Sports” (Lusher/Robins/Kramer)

Mapping (Week Ten)

To explore:
CNN’s ireport (a crowdsourced, geolocalized debate)
The Atlas of Early Printing (a spatial-temporal narrative argument)
Visualizing Medieval Places (a spatial-temporal visualization of medieval
Map of Early Modern London (Jenstad et al)
US Dialect Survey Maps  @jshkatz
Orbis 2.0 (a geospatial network model of the ancient world)
Geonames (a global gazetteer)

To read:
Mapping the Lakes: A Literary GIS
(Gregory et al, particularly the maps and the “Research Outcomes section”)
“Mapping Text” (Yuan)
“GIS and Spatial Analysis for the Humanities” (Kemp)
“GIS for Language and Literary Study” (Kretzschmar)
“Geolinguistics” (Hoch/Hayes)
Herodotus Earth: The Ancient World in Google” (Hestia)

To watch:
Geospatial Revolution (Penn State)  Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4

Mapping II (Week Eleven)

To explore:
Google Map Engine Lite

Sample texts to map:
Daniel Bliss, Letters from a New Campus Word Text
Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days