Ted Underwood

Professor and LAS Centennial Scholar of English

Education

Ph.D, Cornell University, 1997

Research Interests

Text mining in large digital libraries, Modeling literary concepts with machine learning, 18-19c British literature, History of 18-19c science, Sociology of cultural distinction

Specialty

Eighteenth Century, Romantic, Science, Technology, and Digital Media

Work(s) in Progress

Understanding Genre in a Collection of a Million Volumes (1800-1949). (Supported by an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant and an ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship.)

Biography

Distant-reading literary history from 1750 to the present. British Romanticism. The history of science. Theories of historicism. Institutional history and sociology of literary study.

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • 18th century
  • 19th century
  • Digital humanities
  • Romantic era
  • Text Mining

Research Description

  • Digital humanities, especially text mining in large collections of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature. British Romanticism. The history of science. Theories of historicism. Institutional history and sociology of literary study.

Grants

  • NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant, 2013-14.

Publications

Books

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Book Contributions

  • "Discontinuity and Culture (in the 1840s and in Foucault)." Philosophy and Culture. . Ed. Rei Terada. Romantic Circles, 2008. <http://www.rc.umd.edu/praxis/philcult/underwood/underwood.html>.
  • "How Did the Conservation of Energy Become 'The Highest Law in All Science'?." Repositioning Victorian Sciences: Shifting Centers in Nineteenth-Century Scientific Thinking. . Ed. David Clifford, Elisabeth Wadge, Alex Warwick, and Martin Willis. London: Anthem Press, 2006. 119-130.

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