Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Quantification and the language of later Shakespeare

  The written version of a paper we gave in Paris last year (2013) has just been published by the Société française Shakespeare. Here is the paper (which is in English), and here are the citation details: Pour citer cet article Référence papier Jonathan Hope et Michael Witmore, « Quantification and the language of later Shakespeare », Actes des congrès de la […]

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American/Australian tour In March-April 2014, I’ll be in the USA giving a series of talks and conference presentations based around Visualising English Print, and our other work. In June I’ll be in Newcastle, Australia for the very exciting Beyond Authorship symposium. I’ll address a series of different themes in the talks, but I’ll use this […]

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Shakespeare Out of Place?

When Jonathan Hope and I did our initial Docuscope study of over 300 Renaissance plays, we found Shakespeare’s plays clustering together for the most part. One explanation for this clustering was that it was caused by something distinctive in Shakespeare’s writing, and that this authorial signature becomes visible in the same way genre does—at the […]

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Spectralism, Maya Lin Show at Corcoran

Two items worth mentioning: today I had a chance to hear the new record from the Steve Lehman Quartet called Travail, Transformation and Flow, which shows off some of what is new in spectralism, an aesthetic that involves analyzing a tone from a single instrument with a computer and developing improvisations out of its overtone […]

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King or no [King]

A discussion of what a “superficial” indicator of literary genre might be — for example, the word “King” in the speech prefixes of Shakespeare’s histories — and why might or might not want to exclude such indicators in the statistical study of genres.

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