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Thu, Jul 29, 2021


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Microanalysis: A Lecture By Matthew Jockers  (Special Events)

Can we treat literature as data? Should we? Matt Jockers will share his recent work using quantitative methodologies to chart plot structure in 40,000 narratives in a literary corpus spanning from 1800 to the present. Employing tools and techniques from natural language and signal processing, sentiment analysis, and machine learning, he will reveal the core plot archetypes discovered by his analysis and describe how these shapes change from the 19th to the 20th century. Comparing 1,800 best sellers to the larger corpus, he will also suggest how market success is related to plot shape.

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Location: MSU Main Library, Basement Instruction Room [map]
Price: free
Sponsor: Administration
Contact: Holly Flynn
email pic flynnhol@msu.edu
phone pic 517-884-0901