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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


Ph.D, Cornell University, 1997

Education/Academic qualification

English, Ph.D, Cornell University

Award Date: Jan 1 1997

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Research Output

Critical response II: The theoretical divide driving debates about computation

Underwood, T., Jun 1 2020, In : Critical Inquiry. 46, 4, p. 900-912 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Distant Horizons: Digital Evidence and Literary Change

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

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

  • 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

    tedunderwood/moments: Code as used in ELH article

    Underwood, T., Jan 8 2018

    Research output: Non-textual formSoftware

    Open Access
  • Datasets

    The Life Cycles of Genres

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


    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


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

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



    • 8 Invited talk
    • 2 Editorial activity

    New models of literary collectivity

    William E Underwood (Speaker)

    Jan 2014

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    Eighteenth-Century Studies (Journal)

    Ted Underwood (Editor)


    Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Piketty’s Model: Literary History Without Fixed Objects

    William E Underwood (Speaker)

    Feb 2015

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

    The Pace of Literary Change

    William E Underwood (Speaker)

    May 2015

    Activity: Talk typesInvited talk