COURSE DESCRIPTION

Textology and digital humanities


Programme:

Comparative Studies of Ideas and Cultures (3rd level)

Modul:
Literature in Context

Module: Literature in context

Course code: 77


Course principal:
Assist. Prof. Matija Ogrin, Ph.D

ECTS: 6

Contact hours: lectures 30 hours, seminar 30 hours, consultation 30 hours

Course type: elective

Languages: Slovenian, English

Teaching and learning methods: lectures, seminar

Co-lecturer: Monika Deželak Trojar, Ph.D.

 

Course Syllabus

Content (Syllabus outline)

This course presents the starting points of modern textology and their practical technological application in digital humanities. The distinction between documents as historical artefacts or text carriers on the one hand and texts as human intellectual creations on the other is explained as the key methodological principle. The great difference in the ontological modus of one and the other provides the basis for various orientations in editorial techniques and related scholarly text publication. In this regard, the course explains in greater detail how traditional philological methods are used or developed in modern digital technologies, adapted for electronic text collections, linguistic corpora and dictionaries, manuscript analysis, and the preparation of critical editions. Electronic text processing procedures in the humanities are presented (the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange) as well as the related tools and online services that provide scholars in the Humanities with better opportunities for independent work, especially concerning the preparation of electronic scholarly editions, stylometry, lexica, and corpus analyses.

 

Readings

  • Burnard, Lou. Encoding Standards for the Electronic Edition. Znanstvene izdaje in elektronski medij. Ur. Matija Ogrin. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2005. 12-67. http://nl.ijs.si/e-zrc/bib/eziss-Burnard.pdf.
  • Burnard, Lou, Katherine O’Brien O’Keefe, John Unsworth (ur.). Electronic Textual Editing. New York: MLA, 2006. E-objava: https://tei-c.org/Vault/ETE/Preview/.
  • Erjavec, Tomaž, Matija Ogrin. E-Slomšek: elektronska znanstvenokritična izdaja retorske proze 19. stoletja po standardu XML TEI. Jezikovne tehnologije: zbornik 7. mednarodne multi-konference Informacijska družba IS 2004, Ljubljana: Institut “Jožef Stefan”, 2004. 87-93.
  • Erjavec, Tomaž; Javoršek, Jan Jona; Ogrin, Matija; Vide Ogrin, Petra. Od biografskega leksikona do znanstvenokritične izdaje: vprašanje trajnosti elektronskih besedil. Knjižnica: revija za področje bibliotekarstva in informacijske znanosti1 (2011): 103-114. E-objava: http://revija-knjiznica.zbds-zveza.si/Izvodi/K1101/Erjavec_etal.pdf.
  • Fischer, Franz; Fritze, Christiane; Vogeler, Georg (ur.). Kodikologie und Paläographie im digitalen Zeitalter 2 – Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age 2. Norderstedt: 2011. E-objava: https://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/4337/.
  • Fraistat, Neil, Flanders Julia (ur.). The Cambridge companion to textual scholarship. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
  • Greetham, David C. Textual scholarship: an introduction. New York: Garland publishing, 1994.
  • Greetham David C. (ur.). Scholarly editing: a guide to research. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1995.
  • Gumbrecht, Hans Ulrich: The powers of philology: dynamics of textual scholarship. Urbana, Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2003.
  • Ogrin, Matija; Erjavec, Tomaž. Ekdotika in tehnologija: elektronske znanstvenokritične izdaje slovenskega slovstva. Jezik in slovstvo6 (2009): 57-72.
  • Ogrin, Matija. Zasnove in možnosti Zbranih del. V: Ogrin, Matija (ur.). Zbrana dela slovenskih pesnikov in pisateljev: 1946-2016: 70 let izhajanja. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU, 2016, str. 21-40.
  • Ogrin, Matija; Žejn, Andrejka. Strojno podprta kolacija slovenskih rokopisnih besedil: variantna mesta v luči računalniških algoritmov in vizualizaci. V: Erjavec, Tomaž (ur.), Fišer, Darja (ur.). Zbornik konference Jezikovne tehnologije in digitalna humanistika / Proceedings of the Conference on Language Technologies & Digital Humanities, Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete, 2016, 125-132. http://www.sdjt.si/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/JTDH-2016_Ogrin-et-al_Strojno-podprta-kolacija-slovenskih-rokopisnih-besedil.pdf.
  • Rehbein, Malte; Schaßan, Torsten; Sahle, Patrick (ur.). Kodikologie und Paläographie im digitalen Zeitalter – Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital A Norderstedt: 2009. E-objava: https://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/2939/.
  • Robinson, Peter. Current issues in making digital editions of medieval texts — or, do electronic scholarly editions have a future? Digital Medievalist1 (2005). http://www.digitalmedievalist.org/.
  • Tanselle, G. Thomas. A Rationale of Textual Criticism. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992.
  • Tanselle, G. Thomas. The Varieties of Scholarly Editing. Scholarly Editing. A guide to Research. MLA, New York 1997. 9–32.
  • TEI Consortium, ur. Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange. Version 4.0. 13th February 2020. TEI Consortium. http://www.tei-c.org/Guidelines/P5/.

 

Objectives and competences

Students understand the key theoretical concepts of computer-assisted text analysis. They are acquainted with the practical procedures and internationally established standards for electronic text encoding, analysis, and presentation. Based on this and with advisor’s help, they are able to conceive and produce their own electronic scholarly publications at an advanced Digital Humanities level, such as critical editions, dictionaries or lexica.

 

Intended learning outcomes

Students use the knowledge acquired in the course to write a piece of academic writing that can serve as a draft of a dissertation chapter or a research article.

 

Assessment

Long written assignment (70 %), presentation (20 %), Active participation in lectures and seminars (10 %).

MODULE GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES

Discourse theory and literature ǀ

Assist. Prof. Jernej Habjan, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

European literatures and nationalisms ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Marijan Dović, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

History of books and censorship ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Marijan Dović, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Life writing: autobiography, biography, memoirs, diaries, and letters ǀ

Assist. Prof. Alenka Koron, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Literary geography ǀ

Prof. Marko Juvan, Ph. D.,

ECTS: 6

Literature and the visual arts ǀ

Assist. Prof. Luka Vidmar, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Modernism and the avant-garde ǀ

Prof. Marko Juvan, Ph. D.,

ECTS: 6

Narratology ǀ

Assist. Prof. Alenka Koron, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Sociology of the (Slovenian) literary institution ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Marijan Dović, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Textology and digital humanities ǀ

Assist. Prof. Matija Ogrin, Ph.D,

ECTS: 6

World systems and Slovenian literary discourse ǀ

Prof. Marko Juvan, Ph. D.,

ECTS: 6