How might digital humanities enhance literary studies?

Meet Charlie Gunn, graduate student in English, and a Digital Humanities eXchange graduate fellow, and find out!

Charlie Gunn is a PhD student in the Department of English. He studies American literary, intellectual, and economic history in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with a particular focus on the cultural institutions (public universities, academic journals, policy institutes, international organizations, etc) that mediate the realms of academic, professional, and creative labor. Understanding these institutions as historical structures that are generated by the material pressures of modernity, he explores how particular cultural forms take shape within the political economy of the present. Charlie is interested in how digital humanities can assist literary scholars in studying unexplored cultural archives, modeling complex historical patterns, and presenting our research in novel, and perhaps, counter-intuitive ways.