Browse Ted Underwood by Issue Date

  • Underwood, Ted (Boston University, 1995)
    In the late eighteenth century, vocabulary for work shifted away from terms emphasizing conscious effort (e.g. "industrious" and "diligent") and toward the term "energy." Although at this point "energy" lacked its modern ...

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  • Underwood, Ted (Modern Language Association, 2002)
    Many Romantic poets were fascinated by the idea that a special “historical sense” could hear the cultural difference of remote epochs in the sound of the sea or of the wind. This essay traces that fascination back to ...

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  • Underwood, Ted (University of California Press, 2004)
    This article explores the conceit of “parallel lives” that characterized plays, novels, and films of the late 1980s and 1990s (perhaps most famously, A. S. Byatt’s Possession). In this subgenre, threats to cultural distinction ...

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  • Underwood, Ted (Taylor & Francis, 2010)
    Over the last decade, scholars have been reconsidering the way secularization organizes literary history. This essay suggests that recent advances have depended on a tacit distinction between the institutional and intellectual ...

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  • Underwood, Ted (2013-09)
    Metadata for 774 works of fiction referenced in "Mapping Mutable Genres in Structurally Complex Volumes." These works come from multiple sources, including TCP-ECCO, the Brown Women Writers' Project, and research by Jordan ...

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  • Underwood, Ted; Goldstone, Andrew (2013-09-15)
    A list of stop words used by Andrew Goldstone and Ted Underwood to topic model a set of seven scholarly journals in literary studies. Text file with one word per line.

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  • Underwood, Ted (2013-09-16)
    This workset is data in support of the article "Mapping Mutable Genres in Structurally Complex Volumes," http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.3323. It is a .tsv file containing 32,209 lines, each of which corresponds to a volume in ...

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  • Underwood, Ted (2014)
    Algorithmic mining of large electronic databases has been quietly central to the humanities for two decades. We call this practice “search,” but “search” is a deceptively modest name for a complex quantitative technology ...

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  • Goldstone, Andrew; Underwood, Ted (2014-05-28)
    The history of literary study is primarily remembered as a story of conflicting ideas. Many important kinds of change are left out of that story, because they happened gradually or failed to crystallize in a conscious ...

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  • Underwood, Ted; Bamman, David (2014-06-16)
    These hypotheses about literary character were formulated in Nov, 2013 to support research that was presented in June, 2014 as David Bamman, Ted Underwood, and Noah Smith, "A Bayesian Mixed Effects Model of Literary ...

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  • Underwood, Ted; Ballard, Shawn; Black, Michael L.; Capitanu, Boris (2014-07-10)
    Using regularized logistic regression and hidden Markov models, we predict genre at the page level in a collection of 469,000 volumes from HathiTrust Digital Library. Accuracy is comparable to human crowdsourcing.

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  • Underwood, Ted (University of California Press, 2014-08-01)
    Quantitative methods have been central to the humanities since scholars began relying on full-text search to map archives. But the intellectual implications of search technology are rendered opaque by humanists’ habit of ...

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  • English, James F.; Underwood, Ted (2016)
    Questions of scale have been framed as a "crisis of largeness" for literary study. But questions of scale can also be understood, not a crisis for one discipline, but as an opportunity to unite several disciplines through ...

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  • Underwood, Ted; Sellers, Jordan (2016)
    A history of literary prestige needs to study both works that achieved distinction and the mass of volumes from which they were distinguished. To understand how those patterns of preference changed across a century, we ...

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  • Underwood, Ted (2016-01-17)
    How quickly does time pass in English fiction? Sampling passages from ninety novels, this essay reveals dramatic changes in the mean pace of fiction -- notably a seventy-fold slowing from the early eighteenth century through ...

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  • Underwood, Ted (Cultural Analytics, 2016-05-23)
    Literary genres are social institutions constituted by particular traditions of production and reception. But the boundaries of those traditions are deeply contested; some scholars lump the Newgate novel and Agatha Christie ...

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  • Underwood, Ted (2017-09-13)
    Metadata for English-language fiction in HathiTrust Digital Library, after 1922. These volumes were identified as fiction algorithmically, using a predictive model trained on text, supplemented by metadata. Algorithmic ...

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