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I am very pleased to announce the pending launch of CA: Journal of Cultural Analytics, an open-access web-based academic journal that will focus on the computational study of culture. CA’s mission is to use data-driven approaches towards the study of literature, culture and history.

Our mandate is as capacious as it is focused: to transform the humanities through the use of new kinds of methods and evidence grounded in the critical, creative, and theoretical traditions of humanistic inquiry. CA seeks to publish articles that intervene in existing critical debates about culture and establish new lines of inquiry using computational methods. We will have sections on peer-reviewed articles, reviews of new data sets, and a debates section that engages in more timely discussions about new directions in the field.

Below you will find the contents of the inaugural issue and the members of the editorial board.

Our launch is scheduled for May 2016. We look forward to your feedback and submissions!

Sincerely,

Andrew Piper

William Dawson Scholar of German and European Literature

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

McGill University

 

CA: JOURNAL OF CULTURAL ANALYTICS

**Issue #1**

Tanya Clement, Stephen McLaughlin, David Tcheng, Loretta Auvil and Tony Borries, “Measured Applause: Toward a Cultural Analysis of Audio Collections.”

Lev Manovich, “The Science of Culture? Social Computing, Digital Humanities, and Cultural Analytics.”

Ted Underwood, “The Life Cycles of Genres.”

Paul Vierthaler, “Fiction and History: Polarity and Stylistic Gradience in late Imperial Chinese Literature.”

 

EDITORIAL BOARD

Editor

Andrew Piper, McGill University

Site Editor

Amy Hungerford, Yale University

Managing Editor

Tracy Valcourt, McGill University

Data Set Review Editor

Laura Mandell, Texas A&M

Editorial Board

Alan Liu, UCSB

Amy Hungerford, Yale University

Annie Swafford, SUNY-New Paltz

Ben Schmidt, Northeastern

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Northeastern

Hoyt Long, University of Chicago

Ian Milligan, University of Waterloo

James English, UPenn

Katherine Bode, Australian National University

Laura Mandell, Texas A&M

Lev Manovich, CUNY

Mark Algee-Hewitt, Stanford University

Matt Erlin, Washington University

Matthew Wilkens, Notre Dame

Matthew Jockers, University of Nebraska

Natalie Houston, UMASS-Lowell

Rachel Buurma, Swarthmore

Richard Jean So, University of Chicago

Tanya Clement, University of Texas – Austin

Ted Underwood, University of Illinois

Timothy Tangherlini, UCLA

Tom McEnaney, Cornell University