The ninth article of the Distant Reading Recommends series was written by Borja Navarro Colorado (Universidad de Alicante) and Rosario Arias (Universidad de Málaga) In 1840, the Spanish writer Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (Puerto Príncipe, Cuba, 1814 – Madrid, 1873) published in Madrid Sab, a highly critical novel of the society of that time. The novel denounces both […]

Distant reading is an umbrella term for methods of large-scale cultural analysis. These methods are often borrowed from the nomothetic sciences – ones that address general, theoretical questions. However, most often, digital humanists employ distant reading for answering idiographic questions – ones about unique cultural phenomena. In this talk I will argue that scholars of […]

In her talk prof. dr. Karina van Dalen-Oskam will take stock of where we currently stand in Computational Literary Studies and explicitly dream of what we may want to be able to do in the future. What could be the next steps towards more knowledge about the language and function of literature in Europe in […]

The COST Action Distant Reading for European Literary History is delighted to announce that its closing conference takes place on April 21-22, 2022 in an online-only format.  The conference is co-organized as a common event of the Distant Reading and the Computational Literary Studies Infrastructure (CLS INFRA) projects. The local organizer is the Jagiellonian University […]

The eight article of the Distant Reading Recommends series was written by Dmytro Yesypenko. Ukrainian literature can hardly be considered as well-known in Europe. It is not broadly represented in university courses and its translations make a rather rare appearance on the shelves of bookstores, even in neighboring countries. However, in Ukraine, literary classics are not just […]

We, scholars from more than 30 European countries, express our full support for Ukraine which is suffering from the Russian invasion. This invasion is happening in today’s Europe, where we live and work.   Ukraine is part of the European scholarly community and we stand by our Ukrainian colleagues. It is utterly heartbreaking and unacceptable that such an invasion […]

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Distant Reading Training School:Exploring ELTeC: Use-Cases for Information Extraction and Analysiswithin the COST Action 16204: Distant Reading for European Literary History About the Training School We invite you to the final Training School of the Distant Reading for European Literary History COST Action (CA16204), under the overarching topic of “Exploring ELTeC: Use-Cases […]

The seventh article of the Distant Reading Recommends series was written by MA students Luminița Andrada Baldovin, Georgiana Aurelia Crivăț, Gianina Drăgan, Diana Florentina Geantă, Andra-Mihaela Vlădoiu under the coordination of Associate Professor Carmen Duțu, PhD, from the Anglo-American Intercultural Studies MA program at Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, Bucharest. They wrote about Ships that Pass […]

We celebrated the Day of Digital Humanities 2021 with the »Thresholds to the ‘Great Unread’: Titling Practices across Multilingual Collections of European Novels« webinar. As this year’s theme was multilingual DH, six Action members (Carolin Odebrecht, Rosario Arias, Berenike J. Herrmann, Cvetana Krstev, Katja Mihurko Poniž and Dmytro Yesypenko) presented the article Thresholds to the […]

We are happy to announce today that a new version of the European Literary Text Collection (ELTeC) has been released a short while ago! This new release, version number v1.1.0, contains several new collections, many additional novels in existing collections, three collections with versions that feature linguistic annotation, and many other improvements. ELTeC remains work […]