We will discuss the readings together. Then, we will learn about the Digital Project Evaluation template that we will use to analyze DH projects throughout the semester. Finally, we will hold a workshop using two text analysis tools.
- Using Google’s N-Gram Viewer for historical textual analysis, Todd R., 2016
- Pitfalls of using Google N-Gram to study language, Wired, 2015
- Rambsy, Kenton. “Text-Mining Short Fiction by Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright Using Voyant Tools.” CLA Journal, vol. 59, no. 3, 2016, pp. 251–258. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/44325917. [Available through MSU Libraries]
We will experiment with Google N-Grams and Voyant Tools.
We will analyze text from the early years of The Crisis. Founded by in 1910, The Crisis is the official magazine of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). W.E.B DuBois was the founding editor, serving from 1910 to 1934, and used the magazine to advocate for social justice and promote Black literature, poetry, and art.