Saturday, July 2, 2016

A notebook of blog entries by Kenton Rambsy

What follows are blog entries by Kenton Rambsy, an assistant professor of African American literature and digital humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington. The asterisks (*) connote entries co-written with Howard Rambsy II.

[Related: A notebook of blog entries on authors and artists by Kenton Rambsy]

2017
• September 20: 7 Questions Related to Cultural Geo-Tagging
• September 13: Making a Case for “Small Data” Humanities Projects
• September 6: Lost in the City: A graduate-level literature course on Edward P. Jones
• September 6: Cultural Geo-Tagging—a digital approach
• May 31: The value NEH and Mellon support for DH scholarship, activities
• May 30: Urbanization and African American fiction (Notes on Matthew Wilkens presentation)*
• May 30: Condensed version of the Jay Z Dataset presentation*
• May 29: Visualizing the Length of Jay Z's*
• May 29: Ted Underwood on Bestsellers*
• May 29: Dispatches from Cultural Analytics symposium*
• May 28: The Jay Z Dataset--presentation at the University of Notre Dame*

2016
• December 5: A Checklist of Digital Humanities projects*
• November 28: African American literature: a timeline*
• November 27: Black Short Stories: A timeline  
• November 22: Mining Malcolm's "Message": A Notebook
• November 22: “Message to the Grassroots” by the numbers*
• November 14: Toni Morrison by the numbers*
• November 9: Jay Z By the Numbers*
• November 7: Malcolm’s Lessons on the Histories of Revolutions*
• November 3: Yes, Malcolm is talking directly to You*
• October 26: The Humor of Malcolm X*
• October 21: Meeting Edward P. Jones at Old Ebbitt Grill
• October 21: Place in the Writings of Edward P. Jones
• October 17: William J. Harris, Bob Dylan, Jay Z & Secondary Literature*
• September 8: Three Principles for Digital Literary Studies
• September 8: Greatest Beefs (Fall 2015)
• September 8: From Slavery to Hip Hop (Fall 2015)
• July 6: A Notebook on the CLA Journal*
• July 5: Reflections on Seshat: A DH Initiative at Howard University   
• July 5: Reflections on the “Space & Place in Africana/Black Studies” Institute 
• July 3: Toward a History of the Black Book Interactive Project 
• July 3: On the origins of the HBW Blog
• June 20: "Seshat: A Digital Humanities Initiative" at Howard University*
• June 20: Jay Z, Metadata, and African American literary studies  
• June 19: African American literary studies and three research methods using digital tools 
• June 19: Slave narratives and word count
• June 19: Chronological List of 33 Slave Narratives*
• June 19: The word counts of 33 Slave narratives*
• June 8: How short and long are African American short stories?
• June 8: Geo-coding black short stories & Jay Z -- Spring 2016 courses at UTA
• June 8: Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Text-Mining Experiments
• June 8: Zora Neale Hurston & Richard Wright Similarities (In Graphs)
• June 8: Zora Neale Hurston & Richard Wright Differences (In Graphs) 
• June 8: #NEHBlackSpace – Space & Place in Africana/Black Studies 
• June 6: Some Free Digital Software Programs and tools 
• June 6: Notebook on Voyant Tools 
• June 5: Voyant Tools General Features
• June 5: Voyant Tools Ratios and Language Density
• June 5: Stop Words and AAVE
• June 5: Voyant Tools: Data Visualizations
• April 25: Geo-Coding Black Short Stories
• April 18: Jay Z, African American literary studies & digital humanities 
• April 10: Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail (sampling sources) 
• April 9: Jay Z's The Blueprint 3 (sampling sources)
• April 7: Jay Z's American Gangster (sampling sources)
• April 6: Jay Z's Kingdom Come (sampling sources)
• April 5: Jay Z's The Black Album (sampling sources)
• April 3: Jay Z's Blueprint 2 (sampling sources)
• April 2: Jay Z's The Blueprint (sampling sources)
• April 1: Jay Z's The Dynasty: Roc La Familia (sampling sources) 
• March 31: Jay Z's Vol. 3…The Life and Times of S. Carter (sampling sources) 
• March 30: Jay Z's Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life (sampling sources)
• March 29: Jay Z's In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (sampling sources) 
• March 28: Jay Z's Reasonable Doubt (sampling sources)
• March 28: Sampling & Signifying: The Music of Jay Z*
• February 23: Covering Jay Z in Af-Am lit at SIUE & UTA, Pt. 3*
• February 22: The African American Language and Culture Lab*
• February 22: Voyant Tools Brief Overview
• February 22: More on Frederick Douglass's use of "Man" in the Narrative*
• February 10: “Man,” “Covey,” and top 10 words in Douglass Narratives*
• February 15: "Like" on Reasonable Doubt*
• February 15: Jay Z, Reasonable Doubt, and Similes*
• February 12: Covering Jay Z in Af-Am lit at SIUE & UTA, Pt. 2*

2015
• November 16: Covering Jay Z in African American literature courses at SIUE & UTA*
• November 6: Quantifying Frederick Douglass’s Notorious Mr. Covey*
• November 1: Word count and Frederick Douglass's Narrative*
• September 23: The Re-emergence of Douglass during the 1960s

2014
• March 18: Toni Cade Bambara and Black Girl Characters
• March 10: It’s always “Sonny’s Blues”
• March 5: A list of short stories by and about black men
• February 24: The 'Almos' or 'Almost' of Richard Wright's short story 
• February 18: Richard Wright’s Native Son influenced short stories in anthologies
• February 10: Zora Neale Hurston’s Most Frequently Anthologized Stories 
• February 6: Charles Chesnutt’s “The Wife of His Youth”: An Anthology Favorite 
• February 4: Anthologies that Contain Short Stories by Black Writers 
• January 17: African American Literature and Digital Humanities
• January 17: Edward P. Jones and Literary Geo-Tagging 
• January 17: Text-Mining, Geography, and Canonical African American Short Stories
• January 13: Pinpointing recurring themes in coverage of Amiri Baraka's passing
• January 8: Demographics of protagonists in select short stories by black writers
• January 8: Publication history of select short stories by black writers
• January 8: Setting and time period of select short stories by black writers
• January 8: Word counts of select short stories by black writers

2013
• May 21: New Age Folk Tales: A$AP Rocky, Addidas, and the NBA 
• April 16: Jay-Z & Zora Neale Hurston on swag: Rap Genius notes
• April 3: Follow-up on the 7 Ways Rap Genius encourages participants
• April 2: 7 Ways that RapGenius Assists Digital African American Literary Scholarship

2012
• December 20: Rap Genius and access to black poetry 

Related:
A notebook on short stories by black writers
A notebook on digital humanities
Assorted Notebooks

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