> critical digital humanities
> alternative database models
> computational text analysis
This project approached literary studies with the objective of promoting greater humanistic and reflexive inquiry through the responsible development of digital tools.
In relation to emergent reading practices such as macro reading and non-consumptive reading, I proposed a novel computational method for literary engagement and text analysis. This research addresses tensions in representing elements of literary fiction—-including figurative meaning and intermedial narration—-through digital tools such as NoSQL databases and data visualization.
For the nascent stages of this research, I was honoured to receive the international ADHO’s (Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations) 2015 Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize.
Journal article: Fan, Lai-Tze. “On the Value of Narratives in a Reflexive Digital Humanities: Towards Representing Figurative Meaning in the Database.” Digital Studies/Le champ numérique vol. 8, no. 1, 2018, pp. 1-29. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/dscn.285
Conference presentation: Fan, Lai-Tze. “On the Value of Narratives in a Reflexive Digital Humanities.” Panel: “Reading and Narrativity.” Canadian Society for Digital Humanities and Association for Computers and the Humanities. Congress 2015 of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Ottawa, Canada. 2 June 2015.
Conference presentation: Fan, Lai-Tze. “Narrative versus Database: On Digital Narratives and Storytelling Today.” Panel: “Digital Stories.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English. Congress 2015 of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Ottawa, Canada. 29 May 2015.