The stuff of science fiction : an experiment in literary history
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This article argues for a speculative, exploratory approach to literary history that incorporates information visualization early on into, and throughout, the research process. The proposed methodology combines different kinds of expertise—including that of fans and scholars in both literary studies and computer science—in processing and sharing unique cultural materials. Working with a vast fan-curated archive, we suggest tempering scholarly approaches to the history of science fiction (SF) with fan perspectives and demonstrate how information visualization can be incorporated into humanistic research processes, supporting exploration and interpretation of little-known cultural collections.
Forlini , S , Hinrichs , U & Moynihan , B 2016 , ' The stuff of science fiction : an experiment in literary history ' Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ) , vol 10 , no. 1 .
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Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
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