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Paraphrasing the Paraphrase OR what I learned from reading every issue of Canadian Literature & SCL/ ÉLC

Paul Barrett


This paper argues that digital humanities methods of distance reading constitute a valuable form of paraphrase of the field of Canadian Literature. In this paper I demonstrate the use of distance reading to analyze the entirety of two journals in the field: Canadian Literature and Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne. I argue that this form of analysis may demonstrate the value in some forms of thematic paraphrase.

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