[Humanist] 31.759 pubs: Craig and Greatley-Hirsch, Style, computers and Early Modern drama

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Tue Apr 10 10:02:54 CEST 2018


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 31, No. 759.
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        Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 08:24:11 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Style, computers and Early Modern drama

Style, computers and Early Modern drama: Beyond authorship
Hugh Craig and Brett Greatley-Hirsch
Cambridge University Press, 2018

Hugh Craig and Brett Greatley-Hirsch extend the computational analysis 
introduced in Shakespeare, Computers, and the Mystery of Authorship 
(edited by Hugh Craig and Arthur F. Kinney; Cambridge University Press, 
2009) beyond problems of authorship attribution to address broader 
issues of literary history. Using new methods to answer long-standing 
questions and challenge traditional assumptions about the underlying 
patterns and contrasts in the plays of Shakespeare and his 
contemporaries, Style, Computers, and Early Modern Drama sheds light on, 
for example, different linguistic usages between plays written in verse 
and prose, company styles, and different character types. As a shift 
from a canonical survey to a corpus-based literary history founded on a 
statistical analysis of language, this book represents a fundamentally 
new approach to the study of English Renaissance literature and proposes 
a new model and rationale for future computational scholarship in early 
modern literary studies.

-- 
Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of
Digital Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western
Sydney University; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
(www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20)




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