October 16, 2017

Franco Moretti in conversation with Leah Price, Nicholas Dames, and Virginia Heffernan

In this special pre-publication launch event for n+1’s forthcoming book, Canon/Archive, legendary literary critic and Stanford professor Franco Moretti will discuss quantitative formalism and his work with the Stanford Literary Lab. Moretti will be joined by Professors Leah Price and Nicholas Dames, and cultural journalist Virginia Heffernan. The discussion is presented by the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.

The event is free and open to the public.

6 PM, October 16, 2017
20 Cooper Square
5th floor
New York, NY, 10003

RSVP via email to rsvp@nplusonemag.com.

“Franco Moretti’s work has helped to make ‘computational criticism,’ and the digital humanities more generally, into a real intellectual movement . . . securing a permanent seat at the table for a new critical paradigm—something that happens only rarely.”
—Joshua Rothman, New Yorker

“The Literary Lab tackles literary problems by scientific means: hypothesis-testing, computational modeling, quantitative analysis. . . . For the Literary Lab, [evidence] suggests that there are formal aspects of literature that people, unaided, cannot detect.”
—Kathryn Schulz, New York Times Book Review

“The experience of reading Moretti is never less than exhilarating. No one conveys better the sheer fun of literary research, or invests the discipline with such an air of discovery and possibility.”
—James English, Los Angeles Review of Books