Penn Libraries Text Analysis Learning Community

WORD LAB is a learning group at Penn Libraries focused on text analysis in all disciplines. Unless announced otherwise on our listserv, we meet every Thursday 12-1:30pm in 526 Van Pelt (East Asian Seminar Room, fifth floor).

We have a rotating schedule:


  • Sep 13, 2018: Ashley Liu, Penn EALC (on Encyclopedia Humanities progress)
  • Sep 20, 2018 TIME CHANGE to 1-2:30pm: Molly Des Jardin, Penn Libraries (on corpus building)
  • Sep 27, 2018: Read & discuss Katherine Bode's "The Equivalence of 'Close' and 'Distant' Reading; or, Toward a New Object for Data-Rich Literary History" (MLQ 78:1 (March 2017), p. 77-106)
  • Oct 18, 2018 TIME CHANGE to 1-2:30pm: Toshiki Kawashima, Penn History
  • Nov 15, 2018: Marcus Bingenheimer, Temple University
  • Nov 29, 2018 TIME CHANGE to 1:30-3pm: Jeffrey Tharsen, University of Chicago (virtually)
  • Dec 6, 2018: Hoyt Long, University of Chicago (virtually)
  • Dec 13, 2018: Heather Froehlich, Penn State

See the EXPERIMENTS page for previous events and readings!

For more information or to join our mailing list, please email Scott Enderle at University of Pennsylvania Libraries.