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Author Dalen-Oskam, Karina van, 1963- author, translator.

Uniform Title Raadsel literatuur. English
Title The riddle of literary quality : a computational approach / Karina van Dalen-Oskam ; [translated and adapted from the Dutch by the author].

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2023


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Description 1 online resource (232 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
digital rdatr
Note "Amsterdam University Press."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-221) and index.
Contents 1. The Riddle of Literary Quality -- 2. The National Reader Survey -- 3. Romance, Suspense, and Translations -- 4. Literary Novels Written by Women -- 5. Literary Novels Written by Men -- 6. Style, Gender, and Genre -- 7. The Riddle of Literary Quality Solved? -- Appendix 1: The Survey -- Appendix 2: The Books -- Appendix 3: The Website.
Summary What is literature? Can we measure 'literariness' in texts themselves? The innovative Computational Humanities project The Riddle of Literary Quality asked thousands of Dutch readers for their opinion about contemporary Dutch and translated novels. The public shared which novels they had read, what they really thought of them, and how they judged their quality. Their judgments of the same novels were compared with the results of computational analysis of the books. Using evidence from almost 14,000 readers and building on more textual data than ever before, Van Dalen-Oskam and her team uncovered unconscious biases that shed new light on prejudices many people assumed no longer existed. This monograph explains in an accessible way how the project unfolded, which methods were used, and how the results may change the future of Literary Studies.
Note Vendor-supplied metadata; online version (viewed November 7, 2023).
Subject Criticism -- Data processing.
Text data mining -- Netherlands.
Digital humanities -- Data processing.
Dutch literature -- History and criticism.
Critique -- Informatique.
Sciences humaines numériques -- Informatique.
Littérature néerlandaise -- Histoire et critique.
Literary studies: from c 1900 -
Modern and contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / Fiction Writing.
Criticism -- Data processing
Dutch literature
Text data mining
Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000.
Literary studies: from c 2000.
Cultural studies.
Indexed Term Language and Literature
Cultural Studies
Dutch and The Netherlands
Literary Theory, Criticism, and History
Sociology and Social History
Computational Literary Studies, Literary fiction, Bestsellers, Bias, Readability
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Dalen-Oskam, Karina van, 1963- Riddle of literary quality. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2023] 9789048558148 (OCoLC)1381165298
ISBN 9048558158 (electronic bk.)
9789048558155 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000074600021

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