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Jeffrey J. Williams

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823263806

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.001.0001

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The Statistical Turn in Literary Criticism

The Statistical Turn in Literary Criticism

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(p.61) Eight The Statistical Turn in Literary Criticism
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How to Be an Intellectual
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Jeffrey J. Williams

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0009

This chapter observes the new trend of quantification in literary studies. It suggests a "statistical turn" that has replaced "the linguistic turn," and raises questions about the anti-humanistic results of the rush to the digital.

Keywords:   Contemporary criticism and theory, Digital humanities, Linguistic turn, Franco Moretti

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