The sixth article of the Distant Reading Recommends series is written by Vedad Mulavdić of the University of Sarajevo and Meliha Handžić of the International Burch University in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They describe Zeleno busenje (Green Turf), the “first Bosniak novel” of so-called “minor” European literatures. The novel will be included in the Bosnian corpus […]

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The COST Action Distant Reading for European Literary History (CA16204) is proud to announce the release of version 1.0.0 of the European Literary Text Collection, ELTeC for short. The latest release comes almost exactly one year after our first significant release and brings more languages as well as more novels per language to the table, […]

News of a new ELTeC-related project from Action member Roxana Patras. Pop-Lite: Romanian Popular Novels and Their Sub-genres during the Long Nineteenth Century: digital editing and corpus analysis is a pioneer Romanian initiative that combines DH tools and methods with traditional approaches to Romanian literary history and theory. The project aims to address the lack […]

A new digital library was recently established at the University Library „Svetozar Marković“ in Belgrade, Serbia, initially populated by novels from the Serbian contribution to the ELTeC corpus. Users of the library can simultaneously read a digital facsimile of a copy of the chosen novel, as well as a text-only version. Many researchers and volunteers […]

This is a translation of an article about our recent Action meeting in Málaga, written by Cristina Fernández and originally published in Málaga Hoy on 18 February 2020. We are grateful for permission to publish this translation of the original article. The project tries to search through distant reading for a common tradition in the […]

One of the principal aims of our Action, Distant Reading for European Literary History, is to build a multilingual European Literary Text Collection (ELTeC), ultimately containing around 2,500 full-text novels in at least 10 different languages. Today, we are pleased to announce the first public release of ELTeC, with nine language collections included! The ultimate aim is for ELTeC […]

First call for Grant Period 3, for Missions occurring before March 31st, 2020. COST Action “Distant Reading for European Literary History” (CA16204) is launching a new call for applications for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs). The deadline for applications is November 30th, 2019. Our Action is particularly interested in the following topics, which are closely […]

Distant reading, driven by the development of digital technology in the human sciences, has emerged as one of the most prolific approaches to literary texts. Maps, graphs and trees, in Moretti’s (2005) words, allow us to reread famous works in a new way, or to look at large amounts of texts that have long been […]

The fifth article of the Distant Reading Recommends series is written by Katja Mihurko Poniž of the University of Nova Gorica in Slovenia. She describes Beatin dnevnik / Beata’s Diary, the first novel written in Slovene by a woman writer, and one containing numerous interesting echoes of nineteenth century literature from elsewhere in Europe. In Distant Reading Recommends, an […]

The fourth article of the Distant Reading Recommends series comes from Serbia, and is written by Cvetana Krstev of the University of Belgrade and Vasilije Milnovic of the University Library “Svetozar Markovic,” University of Belgrade. They introduce a prominent oriental-themed novel from the Serbian tradition, puzzlingly neglected today but notable for its formal and thematic innovations. In Distant […]