Speaker: Richard Jean So
Affiliation: McGill University, Canada
Title: Racial Critique, Data Science, and Literary Studies
Abstract This talk explores the affordances of new methods in data science, such as machine learning, for the analysis of literature and culture. It will argue that a critical and reflexive use of such methods can facilitate new discoveries for literary studies, and that the two paired together can represent an important new form of cultural analysis, particularly for the study of race and literature. The talk is anchored by a case study that explores the post-war US novel, especially Black and Asian American fiction in a comparative racial context.
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