Episode 129: The History of Literature With Ted Underwood

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This is such a great episode. I am proud to welcome Professor Ted Underwood, author of the new book, Distant Horizons. Professor Underwood uses computers to understand long-term, large-scale changes in literature. We don't talk about the methodological stuff, though--instead Professor Underwood gives us a really rich history of how literature over the past three hundred years has changed. How have we developed new genres? How have those changed? How has the gender of writers changed? And how have those writers written about men and women? If you're curious about digital humanities, the history of literature, or you're just and English lit buff, this will be a must-listen.

Apologies for my sound quality on this one. I got a new mic... and accidentally... spoke into the wrong end.

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From Underwood, Bamman and Lee’s article on  The Transformation of Gender in English-Language Fiction . In the 50s, men tend to laugh and smile more, while women tend to grin and chuckle.

From Underwood, Bamman and Lee’s article on The Transformation of Gender in English-Language Fiction. In the 50s, men tend to laugh and smile more, while women tend to grin and chuckle.

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