DigiCafe Presents: Heather Froehlich
Title: Exploring Vocabulary for Madness in English, 1400-1800
Join us in THINC Lab for this installment of the DigiCafé speaker series, where we welcome Dr. Heather Froehlich from Penn State University.
Dr. Froelich will illustrate how the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary can be used as a resource for harvesting literary-historical vocabulary surrounding specific semantic categories using data from the Oxford English Dictionary. She will apply this vocabulary towards a corpus of 101 plays, covering Shakespeare and a handful of his contemporaries (Dekker, Ford, Jonson, Middleton, and Webster), to observe for early 17th century dramatic writing discusses the language of madness and mental health.
- Thursday, October 25, 2018
- 3:30pm - 5:00pm
- McLaughlin Library