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Quantitative Ansätze in den Literatur- und Geisteswissenschaften

Systematische und historische Perspektiven

[Quantitative Methods in Literary Studies and the Humanities: Systematic and Historical Perspectives]

Ed. by Bernhart, Toni / Willand, Marcus / Richter, Sandra / Albrecht, Andrea

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Quantitative Literaturwissenschaft: Ein Fach mit langer Tradition?

Bernhart, Toni


Quantitative Criticism refers to an approach in literary studies that employs methods of counting and measuring, as well as mathematical, statistical, empirical and computer-based methods in the analysis and interpretation of literary texts. So far, there has been no comprehensive systematic and diachronic research that investigates systematically the historical development of quantitative methods in German literary studies. This is surprising, given that quantitative methods have been employed in literary studies since the beginning of the 19th century and are of central interest to current debates in the context of the digital humanities. Three periods can be identified, during which quantitative methods flourished: the years around 1900, the period reaching from about 1950 to about 1980, and the recent development since the year 2000.

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Toni Bernhart (2018). Quantitative Literaturwissenschaft: Ein Fach mit langer Tradition?. In Toni Bernhart, Marcus Willand, Sandra Richter, Andrea Albrecht (Eds.), Quantitative Ansätze in den Literatur- und Geisteswissenschaften: Systematische und historische Perspektiven (pp. 207–220). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110523300-009

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110523300

Online ISBN: 9783110523300

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