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Critical Digital Humanities: The Search for a Methodology

James E. Dobson


This book seeks to develop an answer to the major question arising from the adoption of sophisticated data-science approaches within humanities research: are existing humanities methods compatible with computational thinking? Data-based and algorithmically powered methods present both new opportunities and new complications for humanists. This book takes as its founding assumption that the exploration and investigation of texts and data with sophisticated computational tools can serve the interpretative goals of humanists. At the same time, it assumes that these approaches cannot and will not ... More

Keywords: digital humanities, digital methods, critique, distant reading, critical digital humanities, computational criticism, literary studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042270
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042270.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James E. Dobson, author
Dartmouth College