Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG286H1F - L0101

ENG286H1F - L0101
Literature and Data

Times: Tues 11am- 1pm

Instructor: A. Hammond


Brief Description of Course: Geared toward the interests and aptitudes of humanities students, this course provides an accessible introduction to computer programming, statistics, and data science, and equips students with the practical and theoretical skills to engage critically with literary data and computation. What new insights about literary form, history, or culture might we glean from a spreadsheet of bestsellers, a database of fan fiction, or an archive containing more novels than any individual could ever read? What gaps exist in literary datasets, and what biases are enshrined in code? No programming or statistical experience required or expected.

Required Reading(s): TBA. 

First Three Authors/Texts: TBA

Method of Evaluation: TBA

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