Distant Reading: Characteristics & Overview


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What does distant reading involve?

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1. Which of these is not an argument in favor of distant reading?

2. Who is Franco Moretti?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a literature class will always require analysis of characters, plot, and setting. There is a new method emerging that looks at other aspects. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of distant reading. The quiz questions will test you on what is involved with this method of analysis and its characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • Franco Moretti
  • Definition of a literary canon
  • Favorable arguments for distant reading

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding advantages of distant reading and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the data distant learning acquires
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the process of distant reading

Additional Learning

To learn more about analysis of literature through distant reading, review the accompanying lesson, Distance Reading: Characteristics, Overview. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how distant reading works
  • Differentiate distant reading from close reading
  • Become acquainted with Franco Moretti