Gilad Gutman

Gilad Gutman is head of computational research methodologies at the DHSS Hub. He is a PhD candidate at the School of Cultural Studies in the Department of English Literature and American Studies at Tel-Aviv University, under the supervision of Prof. Noam Reisner.

Gutman's dissertation focuses on early modern English tragedies by playwrights such as Shakespeare, Middleton, Chapman, Fletcher, Heywood and others. Applying natural language processing and network analysis, Gutman constructs a network of the figurative language of tragedies in order to analyze the unconscious ideologies at the beginning of the 17th century. At the center of his research is an analysis of the body-politic metaphor and its interrelatedness with other metaphors. In tracing the shifts and inconsistencies of the body-politic metaphor, he uncovers the relationships between power and space in the tragedies in light of the territorial conflicts and social upheavals of the time.

In 2022 he published a book chapter, “'Into the Bowels of Ungrateful Rome': Anatomizing the Body-Politic of Shakespeare's Coriolanus" in The Spaces of Renaissance Anatomy Theater