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Week 4: September 17, 2019 – Analysis

Readings Due: 

This week we’ll break into 2 groups for readings. Group 1 and Group 2 will complete separate assignments and present their reading and notebook analyses to one another. 

Group 1

  • Scott, Joan W. “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis.” The American Historical Review, vol. 91, no. 5, 1986, pp. 1053–1075. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1864376. [PDF also in Commons]
  • Kayes, Jamie Barlowe. “Reading against the Grain: The Powers and Limits of Feminist Criticism of American Narratives.” The Journal of Narrative Technique, vol. 19, no. 1, 1989, pp. 130–140. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/30225240. [PDF also in Commons]
  • Mills, Sara. “Post-Feminist Text Analysis.” Language and Literature, vol. 7, no. 3, Aug. 1998, pp. 235–252, doi:10.1177/096394709800700304. [PDF]
  • Houston, Natalie. “Distant Reading and Victorian Women’s Poetry.” Hughes, Linda K., editor. “Reading Victorian Women’s Poetry.” The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women’s Poetry, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2019, pp. 247–265. Cambridge Companions to Literature. [PDF in Commons]

Group 2

  • Warner, Leah R., and Stephanie A. Shields. “The Intersections of Sexuality, Gender, and Race: Identity Research at the Crossroads.” Sex Roles, vol. 68, no. 11, June 2013, pp. 803–10. Springer Link, doi:10.1007/s11199-013-0281-4.
  • Carastathis, Anna. Intersectionality : Origins, Contestations, Horizons. Lincoln: UNP – Nebraska, 2016. Web. pp 15-68. [In library and PDF in Commons]
  • Houston, Natalie. “Distant Reading and Victorian Women’s Poetry.” Hughes, Linda K., editor. “Reading Victorian Women’s Poetry.” The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women’s Poetry, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2019, pp. 247–265. Cambridge Companions to Literature. [PDF in Commons]

Notebook Activity:

  • In Datacamp: Do the first two sections of the interactive lesson: Natural Language Processing Fundamentals in PythonIf you do not have any experience in Python, you may find this somewhat challenging, as there are some places where there is assumed familiarity with Python. That’s ok. You can use the “Take Hint” and “Show Answer” buttons to complete the assignment, so long as you are reading through each example. 
  • Answer the following question by posting your answer to the “Week 4 Homework” thread in the Group Forum: In the reading, we look at terms that are necessary in order to perform qualitative analysis as it relates to gender. In the Datacamp lesson, you are learning to assemble techniques that become the building blocks of computational analysis. What does the the qualitative analysis described in the reading consider that the computational methods do not? What does the computational method consider that is not addressed in reading? 

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