Peter Boot

Peter Boot
Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen | KNAW · Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands (Huygens ING-KNAW)

Doctor of Philosophy

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Current research interests are: online book discussion, social reading, LIWC and scholarly editing

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Prominent among the social developments that the web 2.0 has facilitated is digital social reading (DSR): on many platforms there are functionalities for creating book reviews, ‘inline’ commenting on book texts, online story writing (often in the form of fanfiction), informal book discussions, book vlogs, and more. In this article, we argue that DS...
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What is the impact of reading fiction? We analyze online Dutch book reviews to detect overall affective impact, narrative feelings, response to style and reflection. We create a set of rules that analyze the reviews and detect the impact aspects. We evaluate the detection by asking raters about the presence of these aspects in reviews and comparing...
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Reading notes in books and other printed matter are of increasing interest in Philology and Cultural History. However, we still lack an understanding of their epistemic foundations. With reference to Thomas Mann’s private library, I suggest viewing the act of annotating with pens itself as an epistemic practice. For this, I introduce the term ‘pen...
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For third-party annotations in the digital edition to be interoperable, we argue they should not be anchored in web pages but in the edition’s abstract information structure. We propose an ontology for the editorial domain based on FRBROO. The ontology distinguishes between the editable domain (works that can be edited) and the edited domain (the r...
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Prominent among the social developments that the web 2.0 has facilitated is digital social reading (DSR): on many platforms there are functionalities for creating book reviews, 'inline' commenting on book texts, online story writing (often in the form of fanfiction), informal book discussions, book vlogs, and more. In this article we argue that DSR...
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Online book discussion is a popular activity on weblogs, specialized book discussion sites, booksellers’ sites and elsewhere. These discussions are important for research into literary reception and should be made and kept accessible for researchers. This article asks what an archive of online book discussion should and could look like, and how we...
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The words we use in everyday language reveal our thoughts, feelings, personality, and motivations. Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) is a software program to analyse text by counting words in 66 psychologically meaningful categories that are catalogued in a dictionary of words. This article presents the Dutch translation of the dictionary th...
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Young Agents: the Young Author’s Role on the Dutch Republic’s Book Market 1 In this article, we investigate the role of young authors on the upcoming and flourishing book market of the Dutch Republic (1550-1800), focusing in particular on their ‘agency’. By investigating the specific contribution of young authors to this market and by discriminatin...
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Defining Digital Humanities. A Reader. Melissa Terras, Julianne Nyhan and Edward Vanhoutte (eds). Farnham: Ashgate, 2013. 330 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4094-6963-6. £25.00 (paperback). In her plenary talk at the Interface 2011 conference, Melissa Terras said to her audience ‘What is Digital Humanities? (…) It’s not the place here to give a history of the de...
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Distant Reading. Franco Moretti. London: Verso, 2013. 254 pp. ISBN 978-1-7816-8084-1. $29.95 (paperback). Since he coined the term in 2000, Franco Moretti’s notion of ‘distant reading’ has become very popular. It is no wonder that, looking for a title for a collection of essays, Moretti or his publisher chose that appealing, programmatic, and pole...
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In the wake of Franco Moretti's notion of distant reading, much has been written about the potential for a quantitative and computational turn in the study of literary phenomena. This approach seems especially suitable to studying literary reception, among other reasons because the number of reception documents has risen sharply with the advent of...
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To date, there has been very little research into online writing communities, largely as a result of the perceived low quality of writing produced in these communities. This article examines literary evaluation within online writing communities. Specifically, the Dutch site Verhalensite, which publishes both poems and stories, is analyzed in an att...
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Translation, adaptation, and other forms of appropriation of literary works can result in bodies of parallel texts. For the purpose of studying appropriation strategies, it is important to be able to annotate digital representations of these parallel text structures. This article uses early modern emblem culture (books of engravings or woodcuts, ac...
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Mesotext is a contribution to the debate about the use of digital texts in the humanities. It discusses the creation of digital editions and the ways digital editions can be made productive in humanities scholarship. The special case it considers is that of research into the emblem, the sixteenth and seventeenth century literary genre that joins an...
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The article argues for the importance of techniques for the visualisation and contextualisation of quantitative phenomena in collections of letters. Visualisation techniques support the 'distant reading' that Moretti has argued for in Graphs, Maps and Trees, which becomes increasingly important in an age of massive collections of digitised material...
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The article argues for the importance of techniques for the visualisation and contextualisation of quantitative phenomena in collections of letters. Visualisation techniques support the 'distant reading' that Moretti has argued for in Graphs, Maps and Trees, which becomes increasingly important in an age of massive collections of digitised material...
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The paper will give an account of metaphorical processes in Otto van Veen’s Amoris Divini Emblemata (Antwerp 1615). It argues that, among other things, the shared contextual metaphors in picture and text are what makes the book a coherent whole. Embedding of a metaphor in an allegorical setting creates the possibility for communicating complex atti...
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The paper will give an account of metaphorical processes in Otto van Veen’s Amoris divini emblemata (Antwerp, 1615). It argues that, among other things, the shared contextual metaphors in picture and text are what makes the book a coherent whole. Embedding of a metaphor in an allegorical setting creates the possibility for communicating complex att...
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This article discusses the development of a digital format which is suitable for storing the results of an analysis of literary works, as part of a larger investigation into the generation of meaning in the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century genre of the emblem. As emblems contain texts and images, the format is applied to the analysis of both. The...
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In this article we discuss a new method to digitize Dutch seventeenth century love emblems, in order to show how the application of XML enables researchers to integrate their editorial work with their scholarly research. The final product of this new editorial technique is a flexible and fully searchable set of data, which can be presented as a 'tr...
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Understanding how the social dimension of reading on digital platforms and social media influences our engagement with books and stories.