Comparative Literature Luncheon presents Mark Algee-Hewitt Sept. 17

September 14, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Mark Algee-Hewitt, assistant professor of English at Stanford University, will present “Microgenes: Modeling multi-disciplinarily in the novel," at 12:15 pm Sept. 17, in Room 102 of the Kern Building.

Algee-Hewitt is the director of the Stanford Literary Lab and an assistant professor of English and digital humanities. His research combines quantitative textual analysis and computational modeling with critical and interpretive approaches to literary history. A scholar of 18th-century literature by training, his work touches on a variety of texts and methods. He has published articles on network based approaches to early modern dramatic history, changes in the language of race and ethnicity in 19th-century American fiction, and dialogue as gendered performance in the novel. His current work includes projects on the conceptual history of the sublime in the long 18th century, the meaning of “security” in 20th-century political discourse, a deep-learning model of suspense in literature, and the detection of historical setting in 20th- century fiction.

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. – lunch is provided. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome.

For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit  This event is sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature, the Center for Global Studies, and the Center for Humanities and Information.

Last Updated September 19, 2018