McGill University (Department of German Studies)

Andrew Piper is Professor and William Dawson Scholar in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at McGill University. His research explores the history of reading technologies and how they have shaped human cultures. Piper is the director of .txtLAB, a cultural analytics laboratory at McGill, as well as editor of the new open access journal, Cultural Analytics. He is the leader of the SSHRC-funded multinational partnership grant, “NovelTM: Text Mining the Novel,” which brings together over 20 academic and non-academic partners across North America to facilitate the first large-scale quantitative and cross-cultural study of the novel. His previous books include Dreaming in Books: The Making of the Bibliographic Imagination in the Romantic Age (Chicago 2009) and Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times (Chicago 2012). His new book is called Enumerations: Data and Literary Study (Chicago 2018).

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