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The Social Media Lives of Texts: Reception in the Age of Internet

Headshot of Melanie Walsh
Tuesday, April 04, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Melanie Walsh
Digital Humanities

Duke English invites you to join us for the final talk in our Digital Humanities series. Melanie Walsh, Assistant Teaching Professor, Information School, University of Washington , will speak on "The Social Media Lives of Texts: Reception in the Age of Internet " on Tuesday, April 4th, at 3:30 pm in room 314 Allen Building.

Synopsis: Today, there is more literary data than ever before-from online book reviews to library circulation records, from fanfiction stories to tweeted quotations and more. This data has the potential to significantly advance our understanding of readers, reception, and contemporary literary culture, but not until we resolve major technical, ethical, and disciplinary challenges. In this talk, I will share research from my book project and recent articles, which demonstrates how we can address some of these challenges by using computational methods to gain meaningful insights about literature while also respecting and protecting the authors, amateur critics, library patrons, and internet users who create most contemporary literary data.

We are looking forward to having you join us Tuesday at 3:30 pm!

Contact: Quanta Holden