Experimenting with Voyant Tools

I never experienced using a tool like Voyant before or to be even more honest, I never thought of analyzing literature in a scientific way. For a first-time user, Voyant can be overwhelming, and confusing. Within one overarching tool, there is a multitude of other tools that can lead to different ways of looking into the text. For me, the amount of accumulated data, paired with all the accessible modules that create a visual analysis of the text led me […]

Candidate Wikipedia Page: Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels

For my candidate Wikipedia page, I’m choosing the novel Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels. I read the book a few months ago for one of my other literature classes, and I immediately fell in love with the heartwrenching story and the elegant writing. For such a popular book, I was surprised to see how little was mentioned on its page. So far whats included on the page is a summary of the plot, slight discussion about the writing style, and the mention of the […]

“Bartleby, the Scrivener” — Annotation Reflection

While I do believe that annotations are supposed to help the reader, I found them overwhelming and distracting during this assignment. Throughout the whole experience, on both sets of the annotated versions, I felt obligated to look at all the annotations. In some cases, it was interesting to see how certain lines or words referenced a historical moment or an outside literary piece, but at the same time, it felt like information overload. Almost every annotation seemed like a mini […]

Welcome

Hello! Here is my “blog” where I’ll post my writings for my class ENG 495: Introduction to Digital Humanities. Now, what exactly is Digital Humanities? For many, this is a new term that is also connected to a large unknown realm called the internet. Well, I’m not so sure of the answer myself but that is one of the many questions that we explore in this class. We discuss what digital humanities consist of and its impact on us– the […]