Episode 10: Viral Texts, Printing, and the Apocalypse with Ryan Cordell

Join James Robinson, Kyra Millard, Matt Bowser, and Thanasis Kinias as we interview Dr. Ryan Cordell as we talk about intersections between 19th century apocalyptic literature and digital humanities, and how Dr. Cordell has used DH in order to research his area of study. We talk about Print History of the 19th century. We then talk about the Viral Texts project and the potential for text mapping networks for historical research.

Why are newspapers named “The Telegraph”?

For More Information on the Materials Discussed in this Podcast:


Articles/Sites Discussed: 

19th Century Data Vizualization” by Lauren Klein

Literary Pattern Recognition: Modernism between Close Reading and Machine Learning” by Hoyt Long and Richard Jean So
(Critical Inquiry, Vol. 42, No. 2 (Winter 2016), pp. 235-267)

Shifting Scales: Between Literature and Social Science” by Ted Underwood and Jim English
(Modern Language Quarterly, Vol. 77, No. 3 (2016), pp. 277-295)

Brought to you by the Northeastern Graduate History Association
Sound Editing: Beka Bryer
Produced: Dan Squizzero
Music by Kieran Legg


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