Computational Literary Studies

Critical and Creative Digital Humanities, Database Models, Narrativity, Text Analysis

This research approaches literary studies from the timely field of the digital humanities in order to promote greater humanistic and reflexive inquiry through the responsible development of digital tools. In relation to emergent reading practices such as distant reading and non-consumptive reading, I am developing innovative computational methods for literary engagement and text analysis. This research addresses tensions in representing elements of literary fiction—including figurative meaning and intermedial narration—through digital tools, including NoSQL databases and data visualization.

For the nascent stages of this research, I was honoured to receive the international ADHO’s (Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations) 2015 Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize for a paper entitled “On the Value of Narratives in a Reflexive Digital Humanities.”