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What good is distant reading for our reading?

Headshot of Erik Fredner
Friday, March 31, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Erik Fredner
Digital Humanities

Duke English invites you to join us for the second talk in our Digital Humanities series. Erik Fredner, Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer, University of Virginia, will speak on "What good is distant reading for our reading?" on Friday, March 31st, at 3:30 pm in room 314 Allen Building.

"This talk will explore two possible answers to the question in my title. First, distant reading occasions attention. Second, distant reading requires us to think about the representativeness of our reading in a usefully different way. These methodological provocations will be supported by evidence from my research on the significance of 1865 as a hinge point in US literary history."

Contact: Quanta Holden