A computational approach to the poetry of Katherine Philips

Gillian Wright, Kathleen Taylor

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Abstract

Katherine Philips’s poetry survives in several early manuscript and printed
sources. While these witnesses have been extensively studied by literary
scholars, much about their textual origins and relationships remains unclear.
In this article, we apply computational methods to analyse such aspects of
these witnesses as similarity, compilation, and organization. We also consider
how use of such methods can shed light on long-standing literary questions
about Philips’s poems.
Original languageEnglish
JournalWomen's Writing
Early online date28 Jun 2016
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • compilation
  • textual relationships
  • statistics
  • poems
  • digital humanities
  • computational analysis

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