• Distant Reading and Discourse Analysis

    Distant Reading and Discourse Analysis


With the publication of the collection "Distant Reading and Discourse Analysis," edited by Maurice Erb, Simon Ganahl, and Patrick Kilian, we continue our experiment of updating and operationalizing the thought of Michel Foucault. Can historical discourse analyses be carried out with the aid of computers? In order to examine this question, we compare Franco Moretti's distant reading with Foucault's archaeological method. Despite their common origins in the French Annales School, the two approaches differ fundamentally. While Moretti interprets literary data by means of social history, Foucault seeks the immanent meaning of discourses. Our preliminary conclusion: a digital archaeology of knowledge appears to founder on the operationalization of the complex concept of the statement (énoncé). Apart from three research papers and a summarizing editorial, the collection also includes a substantial interview with Franco Moretti.

Editorial


Distant Reading and Discourse Analysis

Distant Reading and Discourse Analysis

Maurice Erb, Simon Ganahl and Patrick Kilian

2016-06-28 Volume 2 • Issue 1 • 2016

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Interview


Distant Reading, Computational Criticism, and Social Critique: An Interview with Franco Moretti

Distant Reading, Computational Criticism, and Social Critique: An Interview with Franco Moretti

Ruben Hackler and Guido Kirsten

2016-05-16 Volume 2 • Issue 1 • 2016

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Research


Fernlesen mit Foucault? Überlegungen zur Praxis des distant reading und zur Operationalisierung von Foucaults Diskursanalyse

Fernlesen mit Foucault? Überlegungen zur Praxis des distant reading und zur Operationalisierung von Foucaults Diskursanalyse

Peer Trilcke and Frank Fischer

2016-04-26 Volume 2 • Issue 1 • 2016

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Alles oder gar nichts lesen? Foucault, Moretti und die Verheißungen des Algorithmus

Alles oder gar nichts lesen? Foucault, Moretti und die Verheißungen des Algorithmus

Maurice Erb

2016-04-11 Volume 2 • Issue 1 • 2016

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Of Trees and Genealogies: A Foucauldian Commentary on Franco Moretti

Of Trees and Genealogies: A Foucauldian Commentary on Franco Moretti

Patrick Kilian

2016-03-23 Volume 2 • Issue 1 • 2016

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