The Dostoyevskian Trope

State Incongruence in Danish Textual Cultural Heritage

Kristoffer Laigaard Nielbo, Ina Katrine Frøkjær Baunvig, Jianbo Gao

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaperForskningpeer review

Resumé

In the history of prolific authors, we are confronted with the figure of the suffering author. Setting aside metaphysical theories, the central claim seems to be that a state incongruent dynamic is an intricate part of the creativity process. Two propositions can be derived this claim, 1: the creative state is inversely proportional to the emotional state, and 2: the creative state is causally predicted by the emotional state. We call this creative emotional dynamic `The Dostoyevskian Trope'. In this paper we present a method for studying the Dostoyevskian trope in prolific authors. The method combines Shannon entropy as an indicator of lexical variability with fractal analysis in order to measure creative dynamics over multiple documents. We generate a sentiment time series from the same documents and test for asymmetric directed dependencies between the creative and sentiment time series. We illustrate the method by searching for the Dostoyevskian trope in Danish textual cultural heritage, specifically three highly prolific authors from the 19th century, namely, N.F.S. Grundtvig, H.C. Andersen, and S.A. Kierkegaard.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdatomar. 2018
StatusUdgivet - mar. 2018
BegivenhedDigital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 3rd Conference - Helsinki, Finland
Varighed: 7. mar. 20189. mar. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 3

Konference

KonferenceDigital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 3rd Conference
Nummer3
LandFinland
ByHelsinki
Periode07/03/201809/03/2018

Fingeraftryk

Tropes
Cultural Heritage
Emotional State
Sentiment
Creativity
History
Fractal
Emotion
Metaphysical
Entropy

Citer dette

Nielbo, K. L., Baunvig, I. K. F., & Gao, J. (2018). The Dostoyevskian Trope: State Incongruence in Danish Textual Cultural Heritage. Afhandling præsenteret på Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 3rd Conference, Helsinki, Finland.
Nielbo, Kristoffer Laigaard ; Baunvig, Ina Katrine Frøkjær ; Gao, Jianbo. / The Dostoyevskian Trope : State Incongruence in Danish Textual Cultural Heritage. Afhandling præsenteret på Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 3rd Conference, Helsinki, Finland.
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2018. Afhandling præsenteret på Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 3rd Conference, Helsinki, Finland.

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftPaperForskningpeer review

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