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Monthly Archives: November 2016

NULab Co-Director Elizabeth Dillon featured in the New York Times

Written on November 24, 2016 at 11:46 am, by

Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon recently published an op-ed, “Long Before ‘Hamilton’ Brouhaha, Theater Was Anything but Polite” in the New York Times. You can read her piece, which contextualizes recent events in light of the “history of public debate and live, messy democracy” and shows that “theater and performance are powerful resources for embodying and imagining community  Continue Reading »

Computationally Classifying the Vignette Between Fiction and News

Written on November 17, 2016 at 1:18 pm, by

The following is a companion piece to a paper that Ryan Cordell and I presented at the ALA 2016 Symposium, The American Short Story: An Expansion of the Genre. Our paper is titled “Vignettes: Micro-Fictions in the Nineteenth Century Newspaper” and in it we discuss the vignette as an essential genre in antebellum American letters, both  Continue Reading »

Some Thoughts on Élika Ortega’s “Distributed Media Architectures”

Written on November 15, 2016 at 4:32 pm, by

For our October 2016 NULab works-in-progress event, Élika Ortega presented a thought-provoking introduction to her current project, “Distributed Media Architectures in Print-Digital Literature.” To summarize for those who were not able to attend, Ortega explores what she terms as a “media fusion” poetics at work among Latin American writers who, as early as the late  Continue Reading »

Professor Moya Bailey Interviewed at HASTAC

Written on November 4, 2016 at 1:56 pm, by

Moya Bailey, NULab Core Faculty member and Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, was recently interviewed at HASTAC about her involvement with HASTAC while a graduate student, her activism, her current research, and the state of DH. Asked about advice for current and  Continue Reading »

Lazer Lab Postdoc Publishes Facebook Findings in PNAS

Written on November 1, 2016 at 7:28 pm, by

William R. Hobbs, a postdoctorate research fellow in the Lazer Lab, co-led a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which suggests an association between moderate social media use and longer life. “Given the very strong asso­ci­a­tion between real-​​world inter­ac­tions and better health, it could be that the more you have  Continue Reading »