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851-0252-16L  Literature Networks

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersU. Brandes
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractWe study applications of network science methods in the domain of literature.
Topics are selected for diversity in research questions and techniques
including text networks from word-level similarities,
character networks, and correspondences.
The Deutscher Novellenschatz (1871-1876) corpus
will provide an opportunity for replications in a shared context.
ObjectiveNetwork science as a paradigm is entering domains from engineering to the humantities
but application is tricky.
By examples from recent research in the digital humanities,
students learn to appreciate that, and how, context matters.
They will be able to assess the appropriateness of approaches
for substantive research problems,
and especially when and why quantitative approaches are or are not suitable.