Patterns and interpretation

  • One thing for sure: digitization has completely changed the literary archive. People like me used to work on a few hundred nineteenth-century novels; today, we work on thousands of them; tomorrow, hundreds of thousands. This has had a major effect on literary history, obviously enough, but also on critical methodology; because, when we work on 200,000 novels instead of 200, we are not doing the same thing, 1,000 times bigger; we are doing a different thing. The new scale changes our relationship to our object, and in fact 'it changes the object itself'.

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Author:Franco Moretti
Parent Title (English):Stanford Literary Lab: Pamphlets ; 15
Series (Serial Number):Pamphlets of the Stanford Literary Lab (15)
Publisher:Stanford Literary Lab
Place of publication:Stanford
Document Type:Working Paper
Year of Completion:2017
Date of first Publication:2017/09/01
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Creating Corporation:Stanford Literary Lab
Release Date:2018/07/13
GND Keyword:Romantheorie; Digital Humanities; Quantitative Literaturwissenschaft; Muster <Struktur>; Syntax; Interpretation
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / Stanford Literary Lab
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht