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Now Read This: A Thought Experiment

Let’s say that we believe we can learn something more about what literary critics call “authorial style” or “genre” by quantitative work. We want to say what that “more” is. We assemble a community of experts, convening a panel of early modernists to identify 10 plays that they feel are comedies based on prevailing definitions […]

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The Time Problem: Rigid Classifiers, Classifier Postmarks

  Here is a thought experiment. Make the following assumptions about a historically diverse collection of texts: 1) I have classified them according to genre myself, and trust these classifications. 2) I have classified the items according to time of composition, and I trust these classifications. So, my items are both historically and generically diverse, […]

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