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Research Interests

Text mining in large digital libraries, Modeling literary concepts with machine learning, 18-19c British literature, History of 18-19c science, Sociology of cultural distinction

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fundamentalism Social Sciences
secularization Social Sciences
research practice Social Sciences
poetry Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences
social status Social Sciences
film criticism Social Sciences
history Social Sciences

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Research Output 1995 2019

Distant Horizons: Digital Evidence and Literary Change

Underwood, T., Mar 2019, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 200 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Algorithmic Modeling: Or, Modeling Data We Do Not Yet Understand

Underwood, T., Oct 31 2018, The Shape of Data in Digital Humanities: Modeling Texts and Text-based Resources. Flanders, J. & Jannidis, F. (eds.). New York: Routledge, (Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Transformation of Gender in English-Language Fiction

Underwood, T., Bamman, D. & Lee, S., Feb 13 2018, In : Cultural Analytics. Feb 13 2018, 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Gender Roles

Why Literary Time is Measured in Minutes

Underwood, W. E., Jun 1 2018, In : ELH - English Literary History. 85, 2, p. 341-365 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

A Genealogy of Distant Reading

Underwood, W. E., 2017, In : Digital Humanities Quarterly. 11, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Distant Reading
Research Agenda
Social Sciences


Word Frequencies in English-Language Literature, 1700-1922 (0.2)

Underwood, T. (Creator), Capitanu, B. (Creator), Organisciak, P. (Creator), Bhattacharyya, S. (Creator), Auvil, L. (Creator), Fallaw, C. (Creator), Downie, J. S. (Creator), HathiTrust, 2015


The Life Cycles of Genres

Underwood, T. (Creator), Harvard Dataverse, 2016


Replication Data for: The Transformation of Gender in English-Language Fiction

Underwood, T. (Creator), Bamman, D. (Creator), Lee, S. (Creator), Harvard Dataverse, 2018


Activities 2011 2016

  • 8 Invited talk
  • 2 Editorial activity