African Literature and Big Data: A Call for A New Formalism
Session type: Panel
Organized by: Tejumola Olaniyan
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Paper abstracts are hereby invited for critical examinations of the potentials and limitations of big data application to the study of African literature. Papers can explore the history of big data in the humanities, and the intersections of formal and structural analysis of sedimented information and cultural interpretative evaluations that must still be made. Papers can also review existing apps and softwares for the collection, aggregation, and sorting of literary data--their production, circulation, and usefulness.