Matthew Wilkens

Aaron Smith | January 6, 2015 

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Matthew Wilkens, an assistant professor in Notre Dame’s Department of English, recently won a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for his groundbreaking digital humanities research.

In naming Wilkens one of seven scholars to receive its 2014 Digital Innovation Fellowship, ACLS described his Literary Geography at Scale as “one of the largest humanities text-mining projects to date and the first truly large-scale study of 20th- and 21st-century literature.” The work is also supported by a $100,000 grant from the Notre Dame Office of Research.
 
Stephen Fallon, John J. Cavanaugh Professor in the Humanities and chair of the Department of English, said the award “confirms Matt’s role at the cutting edge of the rapidly growing field of digital humanities. His project will not only contribute to his book on geography and American fiction, it will also lead to a marvelous digital resource for countless researchers.”

Read more at The College of Arts and Letters.

 by Daily Domer Staff

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