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Spitzer on Racine, digitally revisited

Schöch, Christof

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    <title>Spitzer on Racine, digitally revisited</title>
    <subject>Leo Spitzer</subject>
    <subject>Jean Racine</subject>
    <subject>Literary Studies</subject>
    <subject>French Studies</subject>
    <date dateType="Issued">2016-09-02</date>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;This paper revisits, with today&amp;#39;s digital corpora and computational methods of text analysis, L&amp;eacute;o Spitzer&amp;#39;s famous stylistic reading of the tragedies of French seventeenth-century author Jean Racine [1]. Spitzer&amp;#39;s analysis was first published in 1928 and richly illustrates the manifestations of a &amp;quot;dampening effect&amp;quot; (&amp;quot;effet de sourdine&amp;quot;) which Spitzer claims is characteristic of Racine&amp;#39;s poetic style. The present attempt to reimplement Spitzer&amp;#39;s study reveals new insights not only into Racine&amp;#39;s style, but also into the respective strengths and limitations of both approaches to stylistic analysis and to the contrasting notions of style which underpin them [2].&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;References:&lt;br /&gt;
* Spitzer, Leo. &amp;bdquo;Die klassische D&amp;auml;mpfung in Racines Stil&amp;ldquo; [1928]. In: Romanische Stil- und Literaturstudien I, Marburg: Elwert, 1931, 135-268.&lt;br /&gt;
* L&amp;eacute;o Spitzer, &amp;quot;L&amp;#39;effet de sourdine dans le style classique: Racine&amp;quot;, &amp;Eacute;tudes de style. Paris: Gallimard, 1970, p. 208-335.&lt;br /&gt;
* J. Berenike Herrmann, Karina van Dalen-Oskam und Christof Sch&amp;ouml;ch, &amp;bdquo;Revisiting Style, a Key Concept in Literary Studies&amp;ldquo;, Journal of Literary Theory, vol. 9, no. 1, p. 25-52, 2015.&lt;br /&gt;
* Rockwell, Geoffrey. &amp;bdquo;Replication as a way of knowing in the digital humanities&amp;ldquo;. Vortrag, Universit&amp;auml;t W&amp;uuml;rzburg, 27. April 2016.&lt;/p&gt;


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