Chapterize: a Tool for Automatically Splitting Electronic Texts into Chapters

If you do computational analyses of books, and need to break up the book’s text file into its constituent chapters, I’ve just released a tool that you might find useful. It’s called chapterize, and it breaks a book into chapters....

A Macro-Etymological Analysis of Milton’s Paradise Lost

One of Milton’s terms for the expansive, empty gulf separating the Earth from Hell is the “abyss.” The word appears eighteen times in Paradise Lost, and in seven out of twelve of the poem’s books. It is variously described as...

Macroetym: a Command-Line Tool for Macro-Etymological Textual Analysis

I'm proud to introduce macroetym, a command-line tool for macro-etymological textual analysis, which is now available for download with the Python package manager, pip. It's a complete rewrite of The Macro-Etymological Analyzer, the web tool for macro-etymological analysis I wrote...

A Programmatic Generator for Pound's Cantos

Or, Computational Poetic Generation as Literary Analysis Note: this project may also be found here, in its original format as an iPython notebook. "In so far as it represented man's harnessing of energy through craft, the machine became the most...

Tag, Catalog, Iterate: A Non-Linear Analysis of Katherine Mansfield's "The Garden Party"

Works of literary criticism are typically built around their central arguments. The argument is often an opinion about a theme, function, or other textual attribute, and it is presented along with textual evidence that supports it. This usually means that...