Words to Count: First Steps in Computational Literary Studies
Words to Count: First Steps in Computational Literary Studies connects between the computing and humanities, fields of study that are usually seen as opposing or contradicting one another. The course reflects on both the theoretical and the ethical questions raised by this connection, dealing also with the practical tools enabling computational literary studies. We ask the theoretical questions of “why?”, as well as the practical questions of “how?”, and “how many?”, to create a computational-humanistic reflection on different texts, and on our own premises in the humanities. The course also includes a discussion of some of the foundational articles in the field, being published for the first time in Hebrew translation as part of the course materials.