Digital Literary Studies
Approaches to Poetry, Prose, and Drama
Series Editor: Tony McEnery, Michael Hoey
To Be Published December 31st 2013 by Routledge – 256 pages
Corpus stylistics is a relatively new area of study in the discipline of linguistics. This detailed account explores topics in literary stylistics such as interpretation, stylistic variation, irony and characterization using computational and statistical techniques developed in the field including corpus linguistics and humanities computing. Drawing on huge natural, as well as smaller, more specialized corpora, this book uses language-based analysis to produce provocative analyses of poetry, prose and plays.
1. Introduction Part 1: Approaches to poetry: collocations and semantic prosodies 2.Collocations and interpretations 3. Semantic prosodies, irony, insincerity and event fraud Part 2: Approaches to prose: statistical techniques 4. Statistical stylistics and authorial style 5. Multivariate analysis and style shifts Part 3: Approaches to drama: keywords, style markers and annotation 6. Keywords, style markers and characterisation 7. Annotation and the analysis of character types 8.Conclusion