I am a Ph.D. candidate in English at Stanford University, studying British literature and culture in the long eighteenth century. My dissertation proposes a taxonomy of 'invisible agents' in the period, arguing that Smith's 'invisible hand' and 'impartial spectator' participate within a broader culture of quasi-agential explanation and exchange—as seen, for instance, in the pervasive literary usage of personified abstractions, as well as in Hobbes' displacement of sovereignty onto the invisible abstraction of the State. I also work more generally on the history of abstraction; historical prosody and contemporary metrics; the literary geography of London; and the theory and practice of the digital humanities. Most of my research makes use of computational and other quantitative approaches to literature.
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24 September 2016
Word Vectors 4: Semantic Networks [see the SlideDeck]
11 September 2016
My SlideDeck [see the SlideDeck]
1 June 2016
0. Disclaimer This post is a write-up of what I’ve learned about what word vectors are and how they work. I often feel it’s not until I try to explain something that I realize...
14 April 2016
0. Introductions The Prelude This is the first in a series of posts about word vectors and eighteenth-century literature. I just started playing with word vectors recently, but I’m...