Research

As part of its ongoing work, the project team endeavors to produce publications and presentations that report on methods developed, theoretical consequences of digital intertextual search, and applied literary studies. The Tesserae project is by nature collaborative and interdisciplinary, and we welcome feedback from users and interested scholars.

This work has been supported by a Start-Up Grant from the Office of Digital Humanities of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

PUBLICATIONS

Forthcoming Diddams, A. C. and J. Gawley. “Repurposing Roman Rhetoric: An Intertextual Analysis of Augustine’s De Doctrina Christiana.” Mouseion.
2016 Coffee, N. and C. Forstall. “Claudian’s Engagement with Lucan in his Historical and Mythological Hexameters” in Lucan and Claudian: Context and Intertext, eds. V. Berlincourt, L. Galli-Milic, D. Nelis. Winter Verlag. Pp. 255-84. [BMCR Review]
 2016 Scheirer, W., C. Forstall, and N. Coffee. “The Sense of a Connection: Automatic Tracing of Intertextuality by Meaning” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 31 (1): 204-217 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqu058.
2015 Forstall, C., N. Coffee, T. Buck, K. Roache, and S. Jacobson. “Modeling the Scholars: Detecting Intertextuality through Enhanced Word-Level N-Gram Matching.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 30 (4): 503-515. doi: 10.1093/llc/fqu014 [Abstract] [Preprint]
2014 Coffee, N., J. Gawley, Christopher Forstall, Walter Scheirer, Jason Corso, David Johnson, and Brian Parks. “Modeling the Interpretation of Literary Allusion with Machine Learning Techniques.” Journal of Digital Humanities 3.1. [Poster]
2012 Coffee, N., J.-P. Koenig, S. Poornima, C. Forstall, R. Ossewaarde, and S. Jacobson. (2012) “The Tesserae Project: Intertextual Analysis of Latin Poetry” Literary and Linguistic Computing 28.1: 221-8. doi: 10.1093/llc/fqs033 [Abstract] [Preprint]
2012 Coffee, N., J.-P. Koenig, S. Poornima, C. Forstall, R. Ossewaarde, and S. Jacobson. (2012) “Intertextuality in the Digital Age.” Transactions of the American Philological Association 142.2: 383-422. [Abstract] [Preprint]
2011 Forstall, C., S. Jacobson, and W. Schierer (2011) “Evidence of Intertextuality: Investigating Paul the Deacon’s Angustae Vitae.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 26 (3): 285-296. [Abstract] [Preprint]
2010 Forstall, C. and W. Scheirer (2010) “Features from Frequency: Authorship and Stylistic Analysis Using Repetitive Sound,” Proceedings of the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science 1(2). [Abstract] [Paper]

CONFERENCES ORGANIZED

2015 “Intertextuality in Flavian Epic Poetry.” May 28–30, Fondation Hardt, Geneva, Switzerland. Co-Organized with Damien Nelis, Lavinia Galli-Milic, and Christopher Forstall, U. Geneva Classics. [Conference Program]
2014 “Intertextualité et humanités numériques: approches, méthodes, tendances. Intertextuality and digital humanities: approaches, methods, trends.” February 13-15, Fondation Hardt, Geneva, Switzerland. Co-Organized with Damien Nelis and Lavinia Galli-Milic, U. Geneva Classics. [Conference Program]

PRESENTATIONS

2017 Coffee, Neil. “Roses and Lilies: What Digital Approaches Can Do for the Study of Intertextuality.” Classical Philology goes digital. Working on textual phenomena of ancient texts. Potsdam, Germany. February 16-17.”
2017 Gawley, James, Elizabeth Hunter, Tessa Little, and Caitlin Diddams. “Vergil and Homer: a Digital Annotation of Knauer’s Intertextual Catalogue.” DiXit Workshop: “The Educational Impact of DSE.” Rome, Italy. January 24.
2017 Gawley, James. “Intertext Mining with Tesserae.” Ancient MakerSpaces Workshop, SCS 2017. Toronto, Canada. January 7.
2016 Diddams, Caitlin. “Comparative Bigram Frequencies of Latin Authors and the Classical Latin Corpus.” LAWDNY Digital Antiquity Research Workshop 2016 at ISAW. December 2.
2016 Diddams, Caitlin. “Something Old, Something New: Quantifying the Influence of Ancient Latin Epic on Prudentius’ Psychomachia.” Rising Up: Resurgences and Revivals in the Ancient World. Buffalo, NY. October 1.
2016 Forstall, Christopher W., Galli Milić, Lavinia, and Nelis, Damien, “Approaches to Thematic Classification for Latin Epic.” Digital Humanities 2016. July. Krakow, Poland.
2016 Gawley, J, and Diddams, C. “Big Data and the Study of Allusion: an Exploration of Tesserae’s Multitext Capability.” Digital Humanities 2016. July. Krakow, Poland.
2016 Bernstein, Neil. “Practical criticism and the new digital tools for intertextual study. Comparing Tesserae and Musisque Deoque.” Midwest Classical Literature Consortium, Oberlin College, April 16.
2016 Diddams, C. “Echoes of Cicero: A Digital Approach to Augustine’s Presentation of Pauline Diction.” Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting. March 18. Williamsburg, VA.
2015 Forstall, C. and Galli Milić L. “Thematic features for intertextual analysis.” Digital Classicist Seminar BerlinOctober 13.
2015 Burns, P. “Measuring allusive density in Lucan’s Bellum civile using Tesserae.” Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. October 2.
2015 Bernstein, N. “Comparative Rates of Text Reuse in Classical Latin Hexameter Poetry.” Classical Association of the Middle West and South Annual Meeting. March. Boulder, CO.
2015 Coffee, N. Response. “Making Meaning from Data” Digital Classics Association Joint Colloquium, American Institute of Archaeology and Society for Classical Studies Annual Meetings. January 11. New Orleans, LA.
2014 Gawley, J., Forstall, C, and Clark, K. “Automating the Search for Cross-Language Text Reuse.” Short paper, Digital Humanities 2014. July 11. Lausanne, Switzerland. [slides]
2014 Scheirer, W. and Forstall, C. “Euterpe’s Hidden Song: Patterns in Elegy.” Poster,  Digital Humanities 2014. July 10. Lausanne, Switzerland.
2014 Coffee, N. Participant in panel “Rethinking Text Reuse as Digital Classicists.” Digital Humanities 2014. July 10. Lausanne, Switzerland.
2014 Coffee, N. “Modeling the Scholars: Detecting Intertextuality through Enhanced Word-Level N-Gram Matching.” June 2. International Workshop on Computer Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages. Institut national des sciences appliquées de Lyon. [Conference Program]
2014 Gervais, K. “Flavian Intertextuality: A Digital Approach,” 35th ASCS Conference, January 2014, Aukland, NZ [Paper]
2014 Bernstein, N., Gervais, K., Lin, W. “Comparative Rates of Text Reuse in Latin Epic.” American Philological Association / American Institute of Archaeology Annual Meetings. January 3. [Screencast]
2013 Coffee, N. “Roses and Lilies: Digital Adventures in Intertextuality.” Invited lecture, Yale University. December 5.
2013 Gawley, J., C. Forstall, Konnor Clark, and Amy Miu. “Two methods for discovering cross-language text reuse.” Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities & Computer Science December 5.
2013 Coffee, N., J. Gawley, C. Forstall, W. Scheirer, D. Johnson, J. Corso and B. Parks “Modeling the Interpretation of Literary Allusion with Machine Learning Techniques.” Electronic poster presented at Digital Humanities 2013, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, July 18. [Abstract] [Slides]
2013 Coffee, N., C. Forstall, and J. Gawley. “What is Allusion? A Digital Approach.” Poster presented at the Digital Classics Association conference, University at Buffalo, April 5.
2012 Forstall, C. and W. J. Scheirer. “Revealing hidden patterns in the meter of Homer’s Iliad.” Poster presented at the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.  November 17-19. [Abstract] [Poster]
2012 Gawley, J., C. Forstall, and N. Coffee. “Evaluating the literary significance of text re-use in Latin poetry.” Poster presented at Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.  November 17-19. [Abstract] [Poster]
2012 Coffee, N. “Large- and Small-Scale Intertextuality in Claudian’s Historical and Mythical Hexameters.”  Paper presented at “Lucain et Claudien face à face: une poésie politique entre épopée, histoire et panégyrique,” Fondation Hardt, Vandœuvres-Geneva, Switzerland, November 8-10.
2012 Forstall, C. “Revealing Intertextuality with Tesserae.”  Workshop presented at “Lucain et Claudien face à face: une poésie politique entre épopée, histoire et panégyrique,” Fondation Hardt, Vandœuvres-Geneva, Switzerland, November 8-10.
2011 Coffee, N., J.-P. Koenig, S. Poornima, C. Forstall, R. Ossewaarde, and S. Jacobson. “The Tesserae Project: Intertextual Analysis of Latin Poetry.” Poster presented at Digital Humanities 2011, Stanford University, June 19–21. [Abstract] [Poster]
2011 Forstall, C. and W. Scheirer. “Visualizing Sound as Functional N-Grams in Homeric Greek Poetry.” Poster presented at Digital Humanities 2011, Stanford University, June 19–21. [Abstract] [Poster]
2010 Forstall, C. and W. Scheirer. “A Statistical Stylistic Study of Latin Elegiac Couplets.” Poster presented at the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, Nov. 21–22. [Abstract] [Poster]

 

REFERENCES TO TESSERAE

Forthcoming Barker, E. and M. Terras. “Greek Literature, the Digital Humanities, and the Shifting Technologies of Reading.” Oxford Handbooks Online.
2017 Nelis, D., Forstall, C., and Galli Milic, Lavinia. “Intertextuality and narrative context: digital narratology?” <hal-01480773>.
 2016 Marmerola G. D., Oikawa M. A., Dias Z., Goldenstein S., and Rocha A. “On the Reconstruction of Text Phylogeny Trees: Evaluation and Analysis of Textual Relationships.” PLoS ONE 11(12): e0167822. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167822.
2016 Burns, Patrick. “Measuring and Mapping Intergeneric Allusion in Latin Poetry using Tesserae.” Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities. [Paper]
2016 Roe, G., Gladstone, C., Morrissey, R. et al 2016, ‘Digging into ECCO: Identifying Commonplaces and other Forms of Text Reuse at Scale’, Digital Humanities DH2016, ed. Maciej Eder, Jan Rybicki, The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, Krakow, Poland, pp. 336-339.
2016
Jänicke, S., G. Franzini, M. F. Cheema, and G. Scheuermann.
“Visual Text Analysis in Digital Humanities.” Computer Graphics Forum. June. DOI: 10.1111/cgf.12873.
2016 Verhaar, P.A.F. Affordances and limitations of algorithmic criticism. Ph.D. Dissertation. Leiden. [Dissertation]
2016 Duhaime, Douglas Ernest. “Textual Reuse in the Eighteenth Century: Mining Eliza Haywood’s Quotations.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 10.1 [Paper]
2015 Bernstein, Neil, Kyle Gervais, and Wei Lin. “Comparative Rates of Text Reuse in Classical Latin Hexameter Poetry.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 9.3. [Paper]
2015 Authors Guild v. Google Inc. 2nd Circuit Appeals Court Decision October 16. P. 8 n. 6 citing Forstall, Coffee et al. 2015 as an exemplary use of digitized texts.
2015 Chaudhuri, Pramit, Joseph P. Dexter, and Jorge A. Bonilla Lopez. “Strings, Triangles, and Go-betweens: Intertextual Approaches to Silius’ Carthaginian Debates.” Dictynna 12 [Paper]
2015 Newlands, Carole E., Kyle Gervais, and William J. Dominik, “Reading Statius” in Brill’s Companion to Statius. p. 12 n. 49.
2015 Buchanan, S. “The Emerging Tradition of Digital Classics” in Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics: 2014, ed. S. K. Hastings. New York; Rowman & Littlefield.
2014 Mastandrea, Paolo. “Laudes Domini e Vestigia Ennii. Automatismi e volontarietà nel riuso dei testi.” Il calamo della memoria VI: 51-80p. 51 n. 3. [Paper]
2014 Büchler, M., G. Franzini, E. Franzini and M. Moritz. “Scaling Historical Text Re-use.” Big Data (Big Data), 2014 IEEE International Conference. [Abstract]
2014 Crane, Gregory, Bridget Almas, et al. “Cataloging for a billion word library of Greek and Latin.” DATeCH ’14 Proceedings of the First International Conference on Digital Access to Textual Cultural Heritage. p. 83-88. [Paper]
2014 Ganascia, J.-G., P. Glaudes and A. Del Lungo. 2014. “Automatic Detection of Reuses and Citations in Literary Texts.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 29: 412-421.
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2014 Ripoll, François. “Mémoire de Valérius Flaccus dans l’Achilléide de Stace.” Revue des Etudes Anciennes 116: 84 n. 5.
2013 Williams, David-Antoine. “Method as tautology in the digital humanities.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqt068 section 1.
2013 Baraz, Yelena and Christopher van den Berg. “Introduction” to special issue on Intertextuality. American Journal of Philology 134(2013): p.4 n.22. [Paper]