- Schedule of Classes - May 19, 2019 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - May 19, 2019 7:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019. Courses of Study 2019-2020 is scheduled to publish mid-June.
How does literature count? Language and numbers seem to be radically divergent—if not mutually exclusive—ways of representing the human world. And yet throughout history examples abound of literary works that attempt to incorporate, approximate, or travesty (and often all at once!) quantitative methods of counting, permutation, and computation in the linguistic medium of fiction. Is literature always expressive? Is quantification always cold? What does it feel like to be a number? When we analyze literature quantitatively, what can we see with fresh eyes and what do we miss? This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of literary critical analysis, including the emergent quantitative and computational tools of the digital humanities. We will read diverse works of literature to ground our investigation.
When Offered Fall.
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