Gender and Stylistics

Description
  • This video features Laura Mandell (Professor of English and Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M University) discussing the flawed binary nature of stylometric algorithms used to detect gender and illustrates these flaws by discussing the work of Mary Wollstonecraft.
Author(s)
  • Prof., Mandell, Laura, Texas A&M University, U.S.A
    • Bionote: Laura received a BA in English and French from the University of New Mexico; MA in English from Cornell University and PhD in English from Cornell University.  Laura is currently a Professor in English and the Director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media and Culture at Texas A&M University.  Her research interests include Eighteenth-Century literature, British Romantic literature and Digital Humanities.  She is the author of "Misogynous Economies: The Business of literature in Eighteen-Century Britain" (1999) and general editor of The Poetess Archive.  Her current research involves developing new methods for visualising poetry, developing software that will allow all scholars to deep-code documents for data mining and improving OCR software for early modern and Eighteenth-Century texts via high performance and cluster computing.
Contributor(s)
  • Mr., MacCaba, Fionntán- An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University, Production, Editing
  • Dr., Papadopoulos, Konstantinos - An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University, Questions, Recording, Production, Metadata
  • Mr., Rooney, Neale - An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University, Questions, Recording
  • Prof., Schreibman, Susan - An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University, Questions, Production
  • Miss., Greene, Sinéad - An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University, Metadata                                 
Date & Place
Audience
  • Undergraduates; Postgraduates; Scholars
  • Lecturers; Teachers
  • Academia; Digital Humanists; Feminists; General Interest; Literary Scholars; Historians 
Language Information
  • Language Main: English
  • Language Transcription: No
  • Language Subtitles: N/A
NeDiMAH Methods Ontology (NeMO)
  • 4. Processing > 4.1. Analyzing > 4.1.17. Interpreting
  • 4. Processing > 4.1. Analyzing > 4.1.13. Evaluating
  • 4. Processing > 4.5. Producing > 4.5.1. Authoring > 4.5.2. Composing > 4.5.3. Designing
Keywords
  • Academia; Gender; Stylistic Analysis; Feminism; Literature; Humanities; Gender
References
  • Bucholtz, Mary. “Theories of Discourse as Theories of Gender: Discourse Analysis in Language and Gender Studies”. The Handbook of Language and Gender Ed. Janet Holmes and Miriam Meyerhoff. John Wiley & Sons, 2008. Print.

  • Mandell, Laura C. “Gendering Digital Literary History.” A New Companion to Digital Humanities. Ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2015. Print.

  • Savonick, Danica, and Cathy N. Davidson. “Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies.” LSE Impact Blog. 8.3.2017. Web.

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