Gephi

scribner's.pngmurry.pnglewis.pngcrisis.pngboth.pngoverview.pngThe author and magazine that were the centers of influence were BLAST and Wyndham Lewis. Scribner’s magazine had a large center of influence as well but not as large as BLAST.

While authors had similar connections to the magazines, the magazines seemed to have greater importance. Especially in the case of Wyndham Lewis and BLAST, they have similar connections and are almost exactly the same. BLAST was the one that had more connections.

Murry from the Blue Review had few connections and edges. The Blue Review has more connections than Murry but it does shed light on the fact that they didn’t have a greater impact than some of the larger magazines.

One thing that was unexpected was the impact that the Crisis had didn’t have a large impact on what other people thought. If it did have a greater impact more people would be writing about it and would have more nodes. The amount of nodes from the Crisis was what caused further investigation. The nodes with the most connections are the art rather than the creator that made it. This means that people were more interested in the creation rather than the creator.

Done by Eli Jones, and William Grantham

Network Theory

“The idea behind this study, clearly stated in its opening page, was, very simply, that network theory could offer a way to quantify plot, thus providing an essential piece that was still missing from computational analyses of literature. Once I started working in earnest, though, I soon realized that the machine-gathering of the data, essential to large-scale quantification, was not yet a realistic possibility. (Others, elsewhere, were already at work on this problem; but I wasn’t aware of it). So, from its very first section, the essay drifted from quantification to the qualitative analysis of plot: the advantage of thinking in terms of space rather than time; its segmentation into regions, instead of episodes; the new, nonanthropomorphic idea of the protagonist; or, even, the “undoing” of narrative structures occasioned by the removal of specific vertices in the network.”

-Franco Moretti,  “Network Theory, Plot Analysis”

Overall, I find this quote to demonstrate our transition from digital to humanities. The spatial analysis of literature is different as it focuses on “the qualitative analysis of the plot”, or the look at the connections between all elements in the work to discover how it exists. We have been investigating more technical elements of how a work is conveyed and created but this instead looks into the work’s characters, narrative, and common uses. Therefore, this is a more artistic side of the digital humanities.

 

The National Training School

http://library.brown.edu/cds/repository2/repoman.php?verb=render&id=129294798430500&view=pageturner&pageno=4

The advertisement argued that The National Training School was the best school for African Americans. It said that “in equipment and teaching it is not surpassed by any school.” What caught my attention was that words “surpass” “influence” and “destined.” The fact that a school surpasses the others really solidifies the argument that was originally stated. When it used the other two words it made it sound as if the participants in the schooling would become something great. These key words helped solidify and make a concrete argument along with the examples of classes. Some language that was unique was that it was written to sound like the African Americans were lower class. It stated that it was the best school for African Americans while being mum about whether it was the best in the country for everyone. The language was far from being unifying or uplifting as far as race is concerned. There was a large difference in the language there.

The Jane Austen Manuscript Archive

The Jane Austen Manuscript Archive contains images of original manuscripts by Austen from throughout her life. The objects include manuscripts through an index, an introduction to the general archive, and headnotes for each work. Additionally, there are citations and contact information for research and technical inquiries. The index lists the manuscripts by name and location of the physical document. The manuscripts can also be accessed through a search box for key words to find throughout all of the included manuscripts. It can be noted that the search engine includes each manuscript broken down into how it is archived yet grouped so that they may be searched through individually. All of the objects may be accessed through tabs underneath the archive’s header.

The article by Voss and Werner uses the following to define an archive:

 “This space, inseparable from the ensemble of operations deployed within it, confers order on its contents and creates a system whereby an official record of the past may be preserved and transmitted intact. The archive may be, in effect, a political space, a gendered space, a memorial space.”

Therefore, the Jane Austen Manuscript Archive demonstrates archival theory as it is “a memorial space” that remembers the work of Austen in a way that will allow her legacy to never be forgotten and “preserved and transmitted intact,” since each individual physical copy can’t be accessed as easily. The archive allows the significance of the work to continue through time as technology advances the accessibility of ideas.

“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

The poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S., Elliot is a poem about how the speaker is worried about how other people view him and more importantly, how his lover sees him. The theme of the poem overall is love, a love that drives the speaker crazy. This causes him to be very indecisive about odd things. As an example the speaker asks if he “shall part [his] hair behind? Do I dare eat a peach?” Asking if he should dare eat a peach seems odd but in his defense he is stricken with love for a person and only wants to please them. The beauty of this poem is that it shows the thought process of a person who is in love but doesn’t outright say that the speaker loves the person the poem is meant for. It shows the love by being indecisive. This is why the theme of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” is about love.

Intoduction- Shelby Fields

My name is Shelby Fields. I am a junior double major here at TU in music (cello) and anthropology. I speak several languages and I love to travel and learn about culture. I am looking to go to grad school for international law or immigration law at some point, but I’m a pretty open-minded person and I like to take advantage of the opportunities at hand and nothing in my life has ever gone exactly as planned, so I’m up to whatever life hits me with for the most part. I am driven by experience and learning.

Music was never something I planned to do in university but it has been wonderful. I was accepted into a college preparatory conservatory at age 11 where I took part in a heavy curriculum based off of Juliard’s pre conservatory program that had extensive lessons, ensembles, studio classes, music theory and music history twice a week. The saying “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” is an utterly worthless saying. I can tell you that I lived and breathed cello until about 10th grade when I went through some serious health issues that played a role in changing my feelings towards my studies. I would get up every morning to practice a couple hours before school, I would skip lunch and practice, practice until I got picked up from school, and practice for four or more hours whenever I got home. I was consumed in the process of getting better, especially since I started relarively late. It was not unusual for me to practice about 10 hours a day, not including my lessons and classes. I don’t do that anymore. People get burned out no matter how much you love something. Not to mention, it’s pretty impractical with TU’s curriculum. Anyway, this program led to a lot of musical success for me in our little town of Tulsa. I have been blessed to meet some of the most famous classical musicians in the world just because of the connections I have made here, and it has landed me a job that I love.

I work as an assistant administrator, and instructor at the bART Conservatory for Music (formerly the Barthelmes Conservatory of Music). Teaching has greatly improved my musicianship and completely changed my perspective in many areas of my life. I also get to organize and take part in fundraisers, concerts, gigs, and outreach. I couldn’t be happier with a job at this point in my development, but don’t worry, it has not been 100% peachy for me- I’ve done plenty of minimum wage retail/food jobs as well.

TL;DR

I am a cellist and anthropologist who wants to do law someday.

Thanks for your time!

Eli Jones – Intellectual Introductions

Hello, my name is Eli Jones. I am from Tulsa so I commute to TU. I am a freshman working toward a computer science degree. This degree program is what brought me to digital humanities so I can get a deeper understanding. My interests and motivation come from curiosity on how things work and how they are made. Learning how things work motivates me so I can know how to fix things should they break down. Also when you know how things work there is a desire to make it work better than it did before. I am also a competitive person which makes me want to create things efficiently and better than anyone else can. This is what motivates me the most.