Spatial Humanities and the Study of Literature — Digital Bridges Seminar with Michael Gavin
The seminar revolves around readings drawn from the recent collection, Literary Mapping in the Digital Age (Routledge 2016), edited by David Cooper, Christopher Donaldson, and Patricia Murrieta-Flores. Focused on theory rather than practice, the seminar is designed for scholars with an interest in spatial analysis as a method for studying literature. Please register so that readings can be circulated in advance. Lunch provided.
About Michael Gavin
Michael Gavin is a scholar of digital humanities and British literature. He is the author of The Invention of English Criticism, 1650-1760 (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and numerous articles on a range of methods and practices in the digital humanities, including a recent article co-authored with Eric Gidal of the University of Iowa English Department: "Scotland's Poetics of Space: An Experiment in Geospatial Semantics" (Cultural Analytics). His current research asks how new forms of digital writing enable new ways of thinking and talking about literature, history, and geography. His own work ranges across computational linguistics, network science, geospatial modeling, and agent-based simulation.
Sponsored by Digital Bridges for Humanistic Inquiry: A Grinnell College/University of Iowa Partnership funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and the UI Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio.