In: World Literature Studies, vol. 9, no. 3
Year, pages: 2017, 87 - 97
Distant reading. Quantitative formalism. Digital humanities. Franco Moretti.
Article type: štúdie / articles
Document type: pdf
The relation between humanities and information technologies has in recent decades become so strong that it is no longer possible to see this relationship as a mere temporary phenomenon. A broad spectrum of interdisciplinary research united under the umbrella term “digital humanities” bears testimony to this. Together with massive digitalization of books, journals and other texts collected into extensive electronic libraries and hypertextual databases, it is now necessary to rethink and redefine not only the concept of reading but to specify new possibilities of how to analyse literary and specialized texts. The aim of this study is to point at new approaches to reading of large text collections in the light of Moretti’s method of distant reading, as well as to delineate the history of close reading as a concept. As background for this consideration, the paper uses the methodological issues of relation between distant reading and Russian formalism. In the conclusion, the paper outlines the link between explanation of a text by means of distant reading, and interpretation of that text.
How to cite:
Debnár, M. 2017. Čítanie z druhej ruky. In World Literature Studies, vol. 9, no.3, pp. 87-97. 1337-9275.
Debnár, M. (2017). Čítanie z druhej ruky. World Literature Studies, 9(3), 87-97. 1337-9275.
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