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Friday, 28 December

361. Textual Visualization

7:15–8:30 p.m., Columbus Hall K and L, Hyatt Regency

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Information Technology

Presiding: Maureen Jameson, Univ. at Buffalo, State Univ. of New York

1. “Visualizing Poetry: "The Poetess Archive Database,” Ira Greenberg, Miami Univ., Oxford

2. “Visualizing Textual Genesis: The Versioning Machine,” Susan Schreibman, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

3. “Tools for Visualization: TAPoR,” Geoffrey Rockwell, McMaster Univ.

4. “Visualizing Your Bibliography: Zotero,” Kari M. Kraus, Univ. of Rochester

5. “The Future of Visualization,” Arno Bosse, Univ. of Chicago

6. “Visualizing Patterns: MONK,” Sara Steger, Univ. of Georgia

A variety of new tools are being developed that are designed to let scholars literally see text in new ways. Displays of word occurences, pattern distribution, collocation, and textual genesis can yield insights about a text that might not be revealed or as easily comprehended without the visual element.

This poster session provides the opportunity for attendees to engage firsthand with visualization tools, to meet with the scholars who develop and use them, and to engage with interactive computer presentations of these tools. Presenters will exhibit their work simultaneously, creating ample opportunity for discussion and demonstration.

For demos and copies of abstracts, visit

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