Character or Cardboard?

Media and texts today might be better at their representation of women, but not all fictional content has posed women as active participants in their stories. But never fear, lovers of feminist and/or non-misogynistic texts! There is an easy way to test whether a film or another form of fiction has an active female presence… Continue reading Character or Cardboard?

Breaking Down Plot into Data

In “Network Theory, Plot Analysis,” Franco Moretti renders William Shakespeare’s Hamlet into charts and numbers – along with other novels and plays. In doing this, his goal is to turn what was originally years of work to a few minutes of investigation. Moretti, who coined the concept of “distant reading” in his article, Conjectures on… Continue reading Breaking Down Plot into Data

Project Concept

In continuation of my previous blog post concerning the final project for Professor Rikk Mulligan’s Digital Approaches to Literature, I would like to expand on the sources that I might use. Since I will be revisiting the sources, I will be referencing some of the texts/articles listed in the last post. Since my interest is… Continue reading Project Concept