The Order of Criticism Revisited: A mixed-methods study of a century and a half of literary criticism in Sweden
In Lina Samuelsson’s 2013 study “The Order of Critique: Swedish Book Reviews 1906, 1956, 2006,” a key feature was the study of the critical text’s normative discourses: What constitutes a review? Which key concepts permeate the critical text? Despite several chosen limitations, the work gathered a significant quantity of transcribed material. In the project The Order of Criticism Revisited Samuelsson’s discourse analysis will be compared to a language technological analysis. The project will compare, in detail, analog and digital analyzes of the same historical moments. The study will encourage several challenges for the technical language analysis, and highlight several methodological meta-perspectives at the intersection of humanities, language technology analysis and epistemological aspects of digitization.