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Fernlesen mit Foucault? Überlegungen zur Praxis des distant reading und zur Operationalisierung von Foucaults Diskursanalyse

Authors: Peer Trilcke (Universität Potsdam) , Frank Fischer (Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

  • Fernlesen mit Foucault? Überlegungen zur Praxis des distant reading und zur Operationalisierung von Foucaults Diskursanalyse

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    Fernlesen mit Foucault? Überlegungen zur Praxis des distant reading und zur Operationalisierung von Foucaults Diskursanalyse

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Abstract

Our paper offers a critical examination of the concept and practice of Distant Reading, as coined by Franco Moretti in 2000. We consider several definitions of the term and look for possible operationalizations. It becomes clear that Distant Reading has largely been a theoretical vehicle or mere buzzword in the past one and a half decades that adapts only slowly to the practices and technological standards of the Digital Humanities. In the light of these findings, we conclude with an examination of the operational potential of Foucauldian discourse analysis.

Keywords: digital humanities, discourse analysis, distant reading, foucault, moretti, operationalizing

How to Cite: Trilcke, P., & Fischer, F. (2016). Fernlesen mit Foucault? Überlegungen zur Praxis des distant reading und zur Operationalisierung von Foucaults Diskursanalyse. Le Foucaldien, 2(1), 6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/lefou.15

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26 Apr 2016
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