Franco Moretti (Source: New York Times)
Franco Moretti will deliver a lecture titled "Simulare l'intreccio. Un nuovo approccio per lo studio della letteratura" (Simulating the plot. A new approach to studying literature") at IULM University on January 29 2020 in Aula dei 146, IULM Open Space. Franco Moretti is The Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professorship in the Humanities, Emeritus at Stanford University. Moretti has helped pioneer the growing field of digital humanities, approaching texts as data that can be computationally analyzed en masse. He is the author of Signs Taken for Wonders (1983), The Way of the World (1987), Modern Epic (1995), Atlas of the European Novel 1800-1900 (1998), Graphs, Maps, Trees (2005), The Bourgeois (2013), and Distant Reading (2013). Chief editor of The Novel (2006). Has founded the Center for the Study of the Novel and the Literary Lab. Writes often for New Left Review, and has been translated into over twenty languages. This talk is part of the 2019-2020 series of lectures organized by the Doctorate in Media and Visual Studies at IULM University.
The event is free and open to the public.