The Data-Sitters Club

The Data-Sitters Club

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Along Quinn Dombrowski, Katia Bowers, Maria Cecire, and Anouk Lang, a group of fellow Baby-Sitters Club books fans, I’m a founding member of The Data-Sitters Club.

Together, we’re assembling a comprehensive, colloquial guide to computational textual analysis, using a corpus of — you guessed it — Ann M. Martin’s iconic teen girl series The Baby-Sitters Club. From creating a corpus to experimenting with methods and tools to answer critical questions about children’s literature, genre fiction, and digital humanities itself, we’re walking readers through computational textual analysis from A to Z.

The Data-Sitters Club received a DH Award in 2019.

  • Date: September 1, 2019
  • Categories: Digital Projects
  • Collaborators: Quinn Dombrowski, Lee Skallerup Bessette, Katia Bowers, Maria Sachiko Cecire, Anouk Lang, Roopika Risam
  • Funders: Stanford University Lit Lab, Dartmouth College
  • Link: The Data-Sitters Club