Gothic Colours: Bringing the Digital Humanities to PyCon 2017

Caroline winter

In May, Caroline Winter co-presented a digital humanities project called Gothic Colours at PyCon 2017. PyCon is the annual conference of the Python Software Foundation and was held this year in Portland, Oregon. Caroline is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department studying British Romantic literature, the Gothic, and digital humanities.

Developed with Eleanor Stribling, a Python programmer based in San Francisco, Gothic Colours investigates how colour words are used in nineteenth century British and American Gothic literature. It uses Python to extract color words from a corpus of texts, analyze their frequency, and visualize the results.

The first iteration of Gothic Colors is live, and version 2.0 is under development. Caroline welcomes comments and suggestions by .

A video of the presentation is available on YouTube.