Margaret Atwood: A Career Spent “Working the Wars”

Margaret Atwood has enjoyed a genre and medium spanning career very few other authors have achieved: her published fictional novels include The Handmaid’s Tale (1985,) a post-apocalyptic work of social criticism which has recently inspired a popular television show; Oryx and Crake (2003,) a well-known work of science fiction; and Alias Grace (1996,) a work […]

Building a Better Mousetrap – The Digital Humanists’ Manifesto

“Literary criticism is exemplary” (Ullyot and Bradley 144). This opening line from Ullyot and Bradley’s section of Shakespeare’s Language in Digital Media serves as the impetus for the Art Criticism Lab’s (ACL) sonnet database project. The central question driving the creation of the database is simple: how can technology enable definitive critical statements? Tools like […]