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Web Wednesday 10/12/11

When looking at Richter’s “Mapping Critical Theories,” one can claim that digital humanities could relate to his theory. Although Richter relies heavily on only three sub categories, (world, author, audience), I feel that digital humanities could have a place amongst those divisions. The internet is now one of the first places people go to when trying to figure out just about anything- especially when dealing with literature. It’s a great way to find out about the author’s background, other published works, and even to see other people’s opinions on the selected text at hand. Using the internet brings people from all over the world together, with just a click of a button. For example, a digital humanities tool one can use is the ngram viewer, which allows one to compare synonyms from millions of printed texts from centuries ago. Such devices as this can help one further analyze literary theory and its components.

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~ by seslami on October 19, 2011.

One Response to “Web Wednesday 10/12/11”

  1. This sentence made me think you would include “internet” and “audience”: “Using the internet brings people from all over the world together, with just a click of a button.” That’s definitely an idea that contemporary authors know how to take advantage of to build community–for example Pottermore.

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