Initial Project Idea

Novels
Novels

Posted by Alice Creswell.

Inspired by Franco Moretti’s work on the relationship between titles and genre in eighteenth century texts, my project will focus on a specific genre (to be decided) and map its journey over the century. Word clusters specific to the genre will be identified and their relationship to the genre also mapped. I would like to include visualization tools such as Google Ngram as well as pie charts to show how the genre changes over time. Also it would be advantageous to collect a data-set of novels from the eighteenth century from the specific genre chosen and input these into Voyant Cirrus to see if any significance can be found in the most frequently used words of the novels and whether any conclusions can be drawn from this in regards to the genre.

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