Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Lexomics

Academics

Dissemination and Grants

Upcoming: Look for us next at  Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference (Oct. 6-8, 2017)

Mark LeBlanc and Kate Boylan will be presenting "From coding to curating: a decade of building tools for close reading of digitized texts" and Mark will lead a hands-on workshop "Introducing Students to Explorations of Digitized Texts" at Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference, Oct. 6-8, 2017.

Grants

  • NEH logoLeBlanc, M.D. (PI), Drout, M., and Kleinman, S. (May 2015 - June 2017). National Endowment for the Humanities – NEH (Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant) -- Easing Entry and Improving Access to Computer-Assisted Text Analysis for the Humanities.
  • Drout, M. (PI), Kahn, M., and LeBlanc, M.D. (July 2011 - June 2013). National Endowment for the Humanities – NEH PR-50112011 -- Lexomic Tools and Methods for Textual Analysis: Providing Deep Access to Digitized Texts.
  • LeBlanc, M. (PI), Drout, M. and Kahn, M. (July 2008 - June 2010). National Endowment for the Humanities NEH HD-50300-08 (Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant) -- Pattern Recognition through Computational Stylistics: Old English and Beyond.

Recent Talks and Workshops

  • Scott and Mark presented papers and a Lexos poster/demo "Lexos: An Integrated Lexomics Workflow" at Digital Humanities 2017, Montreal, Canada, August 8-11
  • Scott led a hands-on workshop "Text Analysis with Lexos" at the Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research, Kathmandu, Nepal, June 2017.
  • Mark led a hands-on workshop using Lexos at CCSCNE 2017: "Bringing Computational Thinking to the Digital Humanities: Introducing Students to Explorations of Digitized Texts" at the College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY, April 7, 2017
  • Mark led a hands-on workshop using Lexos at NeMLA 2017: "Using Lexos to Explore your Digital Texts" (Baltimore, MD, March 23, 2017)
  • Mike, Mark, and Kate Boylan presented "Lexos: Easing Entry to Computational Studies with Digitized Texts" [Boston College Libraries Coffee & Code series, March 20, 11-12:30 pm., O’Neill Library, Digital Studio, Room 205]
  • Scott did a hands-on workshop "Text Analysis with Lexos" at UCLA Digital Humanities Infrastructure Symposium, 23 February 2017.
  • Presented at MLA 2017: "Reducing Barriers to Participation in Automated Text Analysis in the Humanities" (Philadelphia, PA, January 2017)
  • Michael D.C. Drout. “Lexomic Approaches: An Introduction,” Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU)’s Faculty Summer Institute for Technology & New Media. Charlotte, NC. June 6-10, 2016.
  • “Sex, Space, and Sanctuary: Translating Freedom in Laȝamon’s Brut and the South English Legendary’s Life of St Mary of Egypt,” Presented at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 2016
  • Michael D.C. Drout. “...and then the Liberal Arts take over everything: Convergence and the growing power of our intellectual tradition,” Benedictine College, Atchison, KS, March 30, 2016.
  • Presented at Digital Britain: New Approaches to the Early Middle Ages, March 25-26, 2016, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
    • LeBlanc, M.D. - "Using Lexos to Mine Medieval Texts: The Lexomic Workflow"
    • Drout, M.D.C. - "Two Kinds of Lexomic Evidence and the Composition and Transmission of Beowulf"
    • Dockray-Miller, M. (Lesley University) – "Lexomic Goscelin"
    • Kleinman, S. (California State University, Northridge) – "Lexomic Evidence and the Composition of the Early Middle English South English Legendary"
  • “Digital Humanities Projects with Small and Unusual Data: Some Experiences from the Trenches,” Invited lecture at the UC Irvine Data Sciences and Digital Humanities Symposium, February 2016. The transcript (Here) was selected as an Editor’s Choice by Digital Humanities Now (15 March 2016).
  • LeBlanc, M.D., Drout, M.D.C., and Lund J. (March 11, 2016). "Using Research Projects to Promote Information Fluency." Presented at The Council of Independent Colleges Information Fluency in the Disciplines: Workshop on English and American Language and Literature, Louisville, KY.
  • “Text Analysis with Lexos,” Workshop on Building and Strengthening Digital Humanities through a Regional Network, San Diego State University, San Diego, October 2015
  • LeBlanc, M.D. (September 2015). "Exploring Digitized Texts: the Digital Humanities as Makers." Presented at Denison University, Granville, OH.
  • LeBlanc, M.D. and Drout, M.D.C. (June 2015). "DNA and 普通話(Mandarin): Bringing introductory programming to the Life Sciences and Digital Humanities", International Conference on Computational Science , Reykjavik, Iceland, June 1-3, 2015.
  • Michael D.C. Drout. “Lexomic Analysis of Beowulf and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Scholarship on the Poem: A Confluence.” Signum University, March 22, 2015.
  • Kleinman, S. (2014). "Text analysis with Lexos." Workshop presentation at THATCamp DHSoCal 2014, Sept. 2, 2014.
  • Delfino, D. '14, Jensen, B. '15, Li, M. '14, Morneau, J. '16, and Neal, R. '14 (2014). "Lexos: A Text Mining Workflow." Poster presentation at the Northeast region of the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSCNE 2014), Providence College, Providence, RI, April 25, 2014. This work won 3rd place (out of 51) for best student research.
  • Drout, M.D.C., LeBlanc, M.D., Neal, R. '14, Berger, R. '15, Hitotsubashi, N. '13, Smith, L. '14. (2013). "Graduate Workshop: Using Lexomics Tools." Presented at the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS 2013), Dublin, Ireland, July 28, 2013.
  • LeBlanc, M.D., Drout, M.D.C., Kahn, M., Herbert, A. '14, Neal, R. '14 (2013). “Lexomics: Integrating the research and teaching spaces.” Presented at and published in proceedings of Digital Humanities 2013, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, July 2013: p274-276.
  • Drout, M.D.C. and LeBlanc, M.D. (2013). “Mule Bone 2.0,” in Session 14.05, the Literary Interventions of the Digital Humanities, 44th Annual NeMLA Convention, March 21-24, 2013, Tufts University, Boston.
  • Christian, S. (collaborator) and La Brie, C. (2013). “Mule Bone 2.0,” in Session 5.08, Make it New: Approach for Teaching the Harlem Renaissance, 44th Annual NeMLA Convention, March 21-24, 2013, Tufts University, Boston.

Presentations for General Audiences 

  • Michael D.C. Drout. “Lexomic Approaches: An Introduction,” Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU)’s Faculty Summer Institute for Technology & New Media. Charlotte, NC. June 6-10, 2016.
  • Michael D.C. Drout. “Linguistics and Lexomics,” Weekend Seminar, Schooling for Life, Los Angeles, CA. May 13-15, 2016.

  • Michael D.C. Drout. “Beowulf,” Intensive 5-Day Seminar, Schooling for Life, Los Angeles, CA. December 28, 2014-January 2, 2015.

Publications

  • [forthcoming] Michael D. C. Drout.  “Adapting Lexomic Analyses to Old English Gloss Corpora: A general strategy and some preliminary results,” in Studies on Late Antique and Medieval Germanic Glossography and Lexicography in Honour of Patrizia Lendinara. ed. Loredana Teresi et al. (Pisa: ETS, 2017).
  • LeBlanc, M.D. (2017). Toward Reproducibility in DH Experiments: A Case Study in Search of Edgar Allan Poe's First Published Work. Digital Humanities 2017, Montreal, Candada, August 2017.
  • Boese, E.S., LeBlanc, M.D., and Quinn, B.A. (2017). "EngageCSEdu: Making interdisciplinary connections to engage students." ACM Inroads, v8(2), 33-36.
  • Nichols, R., K. Nielbo, E. Slingerland, U. Bergeton, C. Logan, and S. Kleinman. (forthcoming). "Modeling the contested relationship between Analects, Mencius, and Xunzi: Preliminary evidence from a Machine-Learning Approach." Journal of Asian Studies.
  • LeBlanc, M.D. (2016). Computing and the Digital Humanities. An NCWIT Teaching Paper: National Center for Women & Information Technology. Published accompanying sets of course materials for the “Computing for Poets” course.
  • Michael D.C. Drout, Yvette Kisor, Leah Smith, Allison Dennett and Natasha Piirainen (2016). Beowulf Unlocked: New Evidence from Lexomic Analysis. New York: Palgrave Pivot.
  • Michael D.C. Drout and Elie Chauvet (2015). "Tracking the Moving Ratio of þ to ð in Anglo-Saxon Texts: A New Method, and Evidence for a lost Old English version of the ‘Song of the Three Youths.’" Anglia 133.2: 278-319.
  • Rosetta Berger and Michael D.C. Drout (2015). "A Reconsideration of the Relationship Between Víga-Glúms Saga and Reykdœla Saga: New Evidence from Lexomic Analysis." Viking and Medieval Scandinavia, 11, 1-32.
  • LeBlanc, M.D. and Drout, M.D.C. (2015). “DNA and 普通話(Mandarin): Bringing introductory programming to the Life Sciences and Digital Humanities.” Procedia Computer Science - International Conference On Computational Science,
    Volume 51, 1937-1946.
  • Boyd, P., Drout, M.D.C., Hitotsubashi, N., Kahn, M., LeBlanc, M.D. and Smith, L. (2014). “Lexomic Analysis of Anglo-Saxon Prose: Establishing Controls with the Old English Penitential and the Old English translation of Orosius.” Revista de la Sociedad Española de Lengua y Literatura Inglesa Medieval (SELIM) 19, 7-58.
  • Drout, M.D.C., Hitotsubashi, N. and Scavera, R. (2014). “Tolkien’s Creation of the Impression of Depth.” Tolkien Studies 11, 167-210.
  • Downey, S., Drout, M.D.C., Kerekes, V., and Raffle, D. (2014). “Lexomic Analysis of Medieval Latin Texts,” Journal of Medieval Latin 24, 225-74.
  • Drout, M.D.C. (2013). Tradition and Influence in Anglo-Saxon Literature: An Evolutionary, Cognitivist Approach (New York: Palgrave, 2013), pages 47-82.
  • Downey, S. (collaborator), Drout, M.D.C., Kahn, M., LeBlanc, M.D., “’Books Tell Us’: Lexomic and Traditional Evidence for the Sources of Guthlac A.” Modern Philology 110 (2012):153-181.
  • Drout, M.D.C., Kahn, M., LeBlanc, M.D., Nelson, C. '11 “Of Dendrogrammatology: Lexomic Methods for Analyzing the Relationships Among Old English Poems,” Journal of English and Germanic Philology, v110(3), July 2011, 301-336.
  • Drout, M.D.C., Kahn, M., LeBlanc, M.D., Jones, A. ‘11, Kathok, N. ‘10, and Nelson, C. ’11. “Lexomics for Anglo-Saxon Literature.” Old English Newsletter, 2010.
  • LeBlanc, M.D., Gousie, M. and Armstrong, T. (March 2010). Connecting Across Campus. Proceedings of the 41st SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Milwaukee, WI.
  • LeBlanc, M.D. Computing for Poets. Presented at SIGCSE 2010 – The Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Milwaukee, WI, March 12, 2010.

---------- Articles Under Review ----------

  • Michael D.C. Drout, Jonathan Gerkin and Scott Kleinman. “Relationships Between and Among St. Erkenwald and the Cotton Nero A.x. Poems: New Evidence from Lexomic Analysis,” Studies in the Age of Chaucer.

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