Accessibility and Reception: Vector Semantics, Reading Publics, and the Changing Reception of Literary Works

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  1. 1. Andrew Dunn

    Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY Graduate Center)

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This paper explores the possible applications of vector semantics in the branch of literary study known as Reception Theory. Specifically, this paper suggests that vector semantics can help us identify the shared “conceptual substrates” that identify and distinguish historically delineated publics; and, consequently, that vector-space models can enrich our understanding of a literary work’s changing reception over time, in terms of its conceptual, semantic, and aesthetic accessibility.

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Conference Info

In review

ADHO - 2020
"carrefours / intersections"

Hosted at Carleton University, Université d'Ottawa (University of Ottawa)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

July 20, 2020 - July 25, 2020

475 works by 1078 authors indexed

Conference cancelled due to coronavirus. Online conference held at Data for this conference were initially prepared and cleaned by May Ning.

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Series: ADHO (15)

Organizers: ADHO