Monthly Archives: August 2014

Thoughts on Franco Moretti’s Distant Reading

Thoughts on Franco Moretti’s Distant Reading John C. Hunter  Too much polyphony, and too much monotony: it’s the Scylla and Charybdis of digital humanities. Franco Moretti, “Style Inc.”  As we have observed throughout our considerations of Moretti’s work, what he … Continue reading

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Different Reading

I talk a lot about public-facing online writing environments, and how they challenge students to think about audience in a way that more traditional essay forms do not. I encourage them to think about primary and secondary audiences, and to … Continue reading

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Slava’s Thoughts for Today

Here are Slava’s thoughts for Franco Moretti Atlas of the European Novel 1800

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Thoughts for Thursday “In this book … the method is all.” (Moretti, Atlas of the European Novel, p. 5)  Last night I was asked the question, what is untranslatable about Moretti?  Is it the intersemiotic action that he engages in?  … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Wednesday If translation, as Apter claims, is the central moment of the Enlightenment’s project to create a discursive space of mutual recognition, democratic freedom, mutually agreed upon rules, structures and  a disinterested program of civil rights (Apter 2013, … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Tuesday Just over a month ago, I visited my mother’s birthplace, Forst/Lausitz, an unassuming town located on both sides of the Neiße river, intentionally developed as a production center for textiles and cloth in the 18th century by … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Monday In his piece on the ACLA website, the guru of World Literature, David Damrosch talks about the issue of scale and world literature; namely, who can read everything that is out there?  And how can we read … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Seminar in Humanities–On (Un)translatability

August 11-15, 1-4pm (due to the Humanities Open House on Friday we will start closer to 2pm) East Reading Room, Ellen Bertrand Library This summer the program in comparative humanities will host a week-long seminar on the topic of (Un)Translatability. … Continue reading

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