Course Details

Course Name
Digital Detectives: Detective Literature Under a Digital Macroscope
Course Type
Course
Institution
Universiteit van Leiden
Department
LUCDH
Information
https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/courses/show/72135/digital-detectives-detective-literature-under-a-digital-macroscope
Curriculum
https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/studies/show/5593/digital-humanities
Status
record actively maintained
Course Language
English
Start Date
2018-02-01
recurring
ECTS
5
Lecturer
P.A. Vierthaler
PID
Disciplines: History, Theory and Methodology of DH
Techniques: Scanning, Searching, Text Mining
Objects: Literature, Research, Text, Tools, Visualization
Access Requirements
The class is restricted to BA3 students taking either the 15 or 30 EC package in Digital Humanities. The class will depend on skills learned in Hacking the Humanities. If you are interested in taking this course but did not take Hacking the Humanities, please contact Paul Vierthaler.
Description
This course will utilize the tools learned in the Hacking the Humanities course to analyse a variety of late nineteenth and early twentieth century detective novels and short stories. Students in the course will both read, and use digital tools, to analyse the literary content and historical underpinning of Poe’s Auguste Dupin, Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, and Christie’s Hercule Poirot, among others.
Keywords
Disciplines: History, Theory and Methodology of DH
Techniques: Scanning, Searching, Text Mining
Objects: Literature, Research, Text, Tools, Visualization