We have been awarded a major Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for $1.8 million towards the quantitative study of the novel. “Text Mining the Novel: Establishing the Foundations of a New Discipline” involves researchers and partners from 21 different academic and non-academic institutions. Our aim is to bring new computational approaches in the field of text mining to the study of literature as well as bring the unique knowledge of literary studies to bear on larger debates about data mining and the place of information technology within society. To read more about the project, you can go here.