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What is distant reading?

Watch Prof. Philipp Schweighauser explain a recent computer-assisted scholarly approach to reading literary texts: distant reading.

Distant reading refers to a professional reading method that relies heavily on computer programs. This strategy, developed by Franco Moretti, represents an attempt at utilizing big data analytics for the purposes of literary scholarship.

Watch Philipp Schweighauser explain why this quantitative technique can be considered revolutionary as a scholarly method.

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Literature in the Digital Age: from Close Reading to Distant Reading

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