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My PhD research project has started in September 2018. It is part of an NWO-funded project called Track Changes: Textual Scholarship and the challenge of digital literary writing. The senior members of the research team are prof dr Karina van Dalen Oskam (teamleader) (Huygens ING), prof d Dirk van Hulle (Centre for Manuscript Genetics, Antwerp), dr Marielle Leijten and prof dr Luuk van Waes, (both at Multilingual Professional Communication, Antwerp)
This poster presentation examines a born-digital literary story and shows how keystroke logging data provided by Inputlog can help interpret revisions made during the writing process. It focusses both on small revisions and on the construction of the beginning of the story (incipit) and tries to examine whether the small revisions can be linked to...
Aims: This pilot study was set up to explore the possibilities of keystroke logging for tracking the writing processes of literary authors , combining the fields of textual scholarship and the tradition of critique genetique with that of (psycholinguistic, empirical) writing research. For the current presentation, we will focus on the editing strat...
For this presentation I have looked at the dichotomy of 'romantic' and 'classical' approaches to writing using Inputlogdata from four established Dutch authors writing short stories. It is suggested in the literature that literary writing is more romantic, academic writing more classical. Also, individual differences between writers are found along...
The book translation market is a topic of interest in literary studies, but the reasons why a book is selected for translation are not well understood. The "Beyond the Book" project investigates whether web resources like Wikipedia can be used to establish the level of cultural bias. This work describes the eScience tools used to estimate the cultu...
Globalization is a current theme in literary studies. Are authors writing increasingly for a global audience? Such that novels appeal to readers in many countries, through shared ‘global’ cultural knowledge, e.g. references to concepts people around the globe are familiar with? The Beyond the Book project aims to investigate whether we can measure...
Globalization is an important research topic in many fields, also in literary studies. In our project Beyond the Book, funded by the Netherlands eScience Center, we try to find a way to measure how “international” a novel is. The idea behind our project is that the topic and content of a novel from one country may have an appeal to readers in other...
Literary Writing 2.0' was a pilot project at the Huygens institute, to explore the working methods of Dutch authors. Huygens ING specialises in textual scholarship. We study the genesis and history of (older) texts, and make academic editions of literary and historical materials. The aim for this project was to see how we could study the literary writing process of modern day authors who (predominantly) work in a digital environment. We used a mixed-methods approach, consisting of a survey, 6 interviews and an experiment using keystroke logging. A questionnaire (n=160) was circulated to discover writing strategies, the tools they use (computer, pen and paper, additional software for note-taking, etc) and what they preserve of their processes. In February 2016 four Dutch writers were logged using Inputlog (Leijten and Van Waes, 2013) while they were creating short stories. These four, along with 2 other authors, have also been interviewed about their work processes.