My next project will involve distant reading of direct speeches in Greek and Latin epic poetry. I’m currently working to establish a new research collaboration that will leverage linked open data on texts and characters to augment and transform current methods in classical narratology.
My PhD work demonstrates that Homeric verse contains systematic, structural regularities at a much more fine-grained level than was previously suspected. Using digital text and analysis, I reveal new patterns in the localization of phonetic and metrical elements. These regularities confirm and extend cognitive models of oral-formulaic composition, and offer opportunities for new critical perspectives on Homer.