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Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History
"In this groundbreaking book, Franco Moretti argues that literature scholars should stop reading books and start counting, graphing, and mapping them instead. In place of the traditionally selectiveExpand
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Network theory, plot analysis
In the last few years, literary studies have experienced what we could call the rise of quantitative evidence. This had happened before of course, without producing lasting effects, but this timeExpand
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Conjectures on world literature
'Nowadays, national literature doesn’t mean much: the age of world literature is beginning, and everybody should contribute to hasten its advent.’ This was Goethe, of course, talking to Eckermann inExpand
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The Way of the World: The Bildungsroman in European Culture
Willhelm Meister, Elizabeth Bennet, Julian Sorel, Rastignac, Jane Eyre, Bazaroz, Dorothea Brooke...the Golden Age of the European novel discovers a new collective protagonist: youth. It isExpand
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The Slaughterhouse of Literature
Let me begin with a few titles: Arabian Tales, Aylmers, Annaline, Alicia de Lacey, Albigenses, Augustus and Adelina, Albert, Adventures of a Guinea, Abbess of Valiera, Ariel, Almacks, Adventures ofExpand
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The Bourgeois: Between History and Literature
"The bourgeois ...Not so long ago, this notion seemed indispensable to social analysis; these days, one might go years without hearing it mentioned. Capitalism is more powerful than ever, but itsExpand
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Quantitative formalism: an experiment
This paper is the report of a study conducted by five people – four at Stanford, and one at the University of Wisconsin – which tried to establish whether computer-generated algorithms could "recognize" literary genres. Expand
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Signs Taken for Wonders: Essays in the Sociology of Literary Forms
Shakespearean tragedy and "Dracula," Sherlock Holmes and "Ulysses," "Frankenstei "and "The Waste Land"--all are celebrated "wonders" of modern literature, whether in its mandarin or popular form.Expand
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Style, Inc. Reflections on Seven Thousand Titles (British Novels, 1740–1850)
The British novel, from 1740 to 1850. Peripheral, often despised at the beginning of the period, by its end the novel has moved very close to the core of the national culture. So, this is anExpand
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