Michael Gavin, Associate Professor
Department of English Language and Literature
University of South Carolina

Exploring EEBO: A Textual Geography of the Early Modern World
Thursday, October 24, 2019
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
453 Liberal Arts and Arts & Humanities Bldg. (LAAH)

Dr. Gavin will present results from his geospatial semantic analysis of the Early English Books Online (EEBO) corpus, a collection of more than 50,000 documents transcribed from books originally published between the years 1473 and 1700. EEBO provides a uniquely valuable object of study for scholars hoping to learn about the cultural history of England during that time.

Mapping Fiction: Challenges and New Possibilities
Friday, October 25, 2019
Noon to 2:00 pm
433 LAAH (Humanities Visualization Space)

Seating limited to 20, RSVP Required to codhr@tamu.edu

Following the methods outlined in Sally Bushell’s “Mapping Fiction: Spatialising the Literary Work” (2016) alongside Dennis Yi Tenen’s “Toward a Computational Archaeology of Fictional Space” (2018), this workshop will explore the possibility of bringing the technical sophistication of GIS mapping to bear on fiction without losing everything that makes literature interesting and valuable.

Sandwiches available in the CoDHR Lounge, 448 LAAH, 11:30 am – Noon

Michael Gavin is associate professor of English at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of The Invention of English Criticism (Cambridge University Press, 2015). His current book project is titled Formal Expressions: Quantitative Theory for Early Modern Studies.

CoDHR presents a talk and workshop by Michael Gavin