Examiner: David Bamman
Outside Field: Digital Humanities & Data Science
(By Topic in order of relevance to own work)
- Computational text analysis (broadly, literature and social sciences)
- Read all Literary Lab pamphlets (11 pamphlets)
- Grimmer and Stewart, “Text as Data: The Promise and Pitfalls of Automatic Content Analysis Methods for Political Texts” https://web.stanford.edu/~jgrimmer/tad2.pdf
- Monroe et al., “Fightin’ Words”
- Piper, Andrew. “Novel Devotions: Conversional Reading, Computational Modeling, and the Modern Novel.” New Literary History1 (2015).
- O’Connor, Brendan, David Bamman, and Noah Smith, “Computational Text Analysis for Social Science: Model Assumptions and Complexity,” NIPS Workshop on Computational Social Science, December 2011.
- Quantitative formalism, distant reading
- Moretti, F. (2007) Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History, Verso, London
- Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus, “Surface Reading: An Introduction,” Representations 108, no. 1 (November 2009): 1–21.
- Bode, Katherine. Reading by Numbers: Recalibrating the Literary Field. Anthem Scholarship in the Digital Age. London ; New York: Anthem Press, 2012. http://site.ebrary.com/lib/berkeley/Doc?id=10595451. (shelf)
- Network Analysis
- Stiller et al. (2003), “The Small World of Shakespeare’s Plays,” Human Nature
- So, Richard Jean, and Hoyt Long, “Network Analysis and the Sociology of Modernism,” boundary 22 (2013). “Literary Pattern Recognition: Modernism Between Close Reading and Machine Learning” (Long and So, Critical Inquiry, Winter 2016). “Fog and Steel: Mapping Communities of Literary Translation in an Information Age”(Long, Journal of Japanese Studies, Summer 2015). Color figures available here.
- PROJECT: http://republicofletters.stanford.edu
- PROJECT: http://www.sixdegreesoffrancisbacon.com
- Topic Modeling
- Jockers, Matthew L. and Mimno, David. Significant Themes in 19th-Century Literature, August 2012.
- Meeks, Elijah, and Scott B. Weingart. “The Digital Humanities Contribution to Topic Modeling.” Journal of Digital Humanities, April 9, 2013. http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/2-1/dh-contribution-to-topic-modeling/.
- Ted Underwood
- “The Quiet Transformations of Literary Studies: What Thirteen Thousand Scholars Could Tell Us” (New Literary History 45, no. 3 [Summer 2014]) and accompanying website: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~ag978/quiet/#/about
- “Understanding Genre in a Collection of a Million Volumes, Interim Report.” Accessed February 3, 2016. https://figshare.com/articles/Understanding_Genre_in_a_Collection_of_a_Million_Volumes_Interim_Report/1281251.
- Authorship Attribution
- Mosteller and Wallace (1963), “Inference in an Authorship Problem,” JASA.
- Holmes 1994, Authorship Attribution
- Text Reuse
- “Reprinting, Circulation, and the Network Author in Antebellum Newspapers” and “Computational Methods for Uncovering Reprinted Texts in Antebellum Newspapers,” published in American Literary History 27.3 (August 2015).
- PROJECT: http://viraltexts.org
- Culturonomics, Cliometrics (remove?)
- Morse-Gagné, Elise E. “Culturomics: Statistical Traps Muddy the Data.” Science 332, no. 6025 (April 1, 2011): 35. doi:10.1126/science.332.6025.35-b.
- Swierenga, Robert P. “Clio and Computers: A Survey of Computerized Research in History.” Computers and the Humanities 5, no. 1 (September 1970): 1–21. doi:10.1007/BF02404252.
- Introductory articles on “culturomics” from Science, “Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books” (2010). Available here: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2010/12/15/science.1199644
- Algorithmic thinking
- Burrell (2016), How the Machine ‘Thinks:’ Understanding Opacity in Machine Learning Algorithms
- Shmueli, Galit. “To Explain or to Predict?” Statistical Science3 (2010).
- Masters, Christine L. “Women’s Ways of Structuring Data.” Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, November 1, 2015. http://adanewmedia.org/2015/11/issue8-masters/.
- Owens, Trevor J. “Defining Data for Humanists: Text, Artifact, Information or Evidence?” Journal of Digital Humanities 1, no. 1 (Winter 2011).
- Liu, Alan. “Where Is Cultural Criticism in the Digital Humanities.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, 2012. http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/29.
- Debates in the Digital Humanities, Matthew Gold, Mineesota Press, 2012
- Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, the Future of the Academy. New York: NYU Press, 2011.
- Wendy Chun, “The Dark Side of the Digital Humanities – Part 1”
- Alexis Lothian and Amanda Phillips, “Can Digital Humanities Mean Transformative Critique?” Journal of E-Media Studies. Vol. 3 Issue 1. 2013 http://journals.dartmouth.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Journals.woa/1/xmlpage/4/article/425