Vol. 5 (2016)
Osservatorio

“Travelling TexTs” alla Nordic Digital Humanities Conference: Riflessioni sulla situazione di Digital Humanities nell’ottica della storia letteraria finlandese

Published December 29, 2016
How to Cite
Parente-Čapková, V. (2016) “‘Travelling TexTs’ alla Nordic Digital Humanities Conference: Riflessioni sulla situazione di Digital Humanities nell’ottica della storia letteraria finlandese”, LEA - Lingue e Letterature d’Oriente e d’Occidente, 50, pp. 719-725. doi: 10.13128/LEA-1824-484x-20063.

Abstract

In my contribution, I intend to offer a report on the first conference of Nordic Digital Humanities held in Oslo on March 15-17 2016. I begin with a brief note on the present situation of the discipline, and, following the arguments brought up during the conference, reflect on its existence, development and problems. Then I concentrate on the presentation of the HERA funded Joint Research Project Travelling TexTs 1790–1914: Transnational Reception of Women’s Writing at the Fringes of Europe (Finland, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, The Netherlands) and the importance of the digital tool for the project work. I tackle the concept of distant and close reading and comment briefly on the possibilities which such projects offer in terms of new ways of writing and teaching (Finnish) literary history.

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