Hoyt LongSep 14, 2021
The Values in Numbers
Reading Japanese Literature in a Global Information Age
Columbia University Press 2021
In The Values in Numbers: Reading Japanese Literature in a Global Information Age (Columbia UP, 2021), Hoyt Long offers both a reinterpretation of modern Japanese literature through computational methods and an introduction to the history, theory, and practice of looking at literature through numbers. He weaves explanations of these methods and their application together with reflection on the kinds of reasoning such methodologies facilitate.
Hoyt Long is Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, and East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.
Katie McDonough is Senior Research Associate, The Alan Turing Institute.