New Approaches in Digital Humanities – Digital Visualization Tools for Textual Analysis of Fan Fiction

 Theory

Digital tools can be and are useful to scholars in the humanities, like myself, who work closely with various forms of text. I suggest that digital approaches to the field of literature can enhance our current practices greatly. I do understand the reluctance (to rely on data, to let computers “do the work for us”) but I also believe that digital tools do not necessarily replace our traditional analysis, but rather add another layer or dimension to the close-reading we have been taught and use. Continue reading “New Approaches in Digital Humanities – Digital Visualization Tools for Textual Analysis of Fan Fiction”

Social Media Movements – #LGBT Fans Deserve Better

Social media are important in the Western world, they are a source of information, enable us to interact with other users and to become part of a social exchange that might primarily take place in a virtual environment but can also have wide-reaching consequences for our everyday lives. In this sense, participatory culture is embedded in the social media platform.

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