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Richter’s Map

October 13th, 2011 No comments

Yes, I believe that Digital Humanities would definitely fit in Richter’s Map of literary theory.  It is written that literary work should be formed to please his audience as stated in his second theory.  This can certainly be accomplished by tweeting and discovering what his readers would like and appreciate.  NGram would be most helpful in the first theory where he focuses on the relationship between the outside world and the work of art.  By looking up a word and its synonym on NGram the artist would be able to use words that were popular in the world at the time and use a theme that was popular with the readers.  The fourth theory that he writes about could be accomplished with Wordle.  By playing down the art with the exterior world and the audience, the poet or author could put his important words into a wordle and create art in the form of a word cloud. The wordle would aid in analyzing its themes and concentrate on each section of the poem or story.  The third theory which emphasizes the relationship between the work of art and the artist could be accomplished with Digital Humanities by writing things in a blog.  The author or poet could express his own feelings and thoughts to create a work of art.


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Wordle Wednesday

October 5th, 2011 No comments

Using Wordle and NGram are certainly extremely useful Digital Humanities Tools.  They are definitely  new ways of doing old things and are entirely new.  It is true I am having a little difficulty with it, but I am certain that in time I will overcome my fears.  Wordle was amazing because it took words from my paragraph and scattered and jumbled them.  It enabled me to go beyond the actual text by reading words that were related to the general idea.  NGram then allowed me to take words from the Wordle and get an entire history of the word and how that word was used and its frequency during the time period of when the story took place.  These programs helped me go beyond the Denotation of the words and allowed me to understand the Connotation of them.

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Web Wednesday

September 25th, 2011 No comments

Unfortunately, due to a personal family situation I was only able to attend the first Web Wednesday. Based upon that days assignment and making up the work that was due last Wednesday, I have found the work to be interesting, challenging and thought provoking. However, being that the window for completing work is an hour and 15 minutes I sometimes feel pressure in completing the work in time. One of the goals I feel I have accomplished was being able to recognize and use a variety of critical strategies in reading and writing about texts. I was able to use this goal in analyzing and picking out denotation and connotation of words in the poems.


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My Possible Selection

September 17th, 2011 No comments

     Having always been a lover of mystery and crime novels, my choice of a short  story will be “Dalyrimple Goes Wrong” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The genre of this short story definitely fits into the category of mystery/crime.

     Having read “The Great Gatsby” while in high school, I was first introduced to F. Scott Fitzgerald and have been a fan of his writing since then. It is true that I have not yet read the story so there is the possibility that I might have to choose a different story and perhaps in a different genre.

     I do hope that “Dalyrimple Goes Wrong” will be to my liking because F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote this story in 1920 right after World War I. This period of history has always fascinated by how civilization in the United States was changing.

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