Shoemaker, Tyler

Tyler Shoemaker is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His primary research interests lie at the intersection of media history and semiotic analysis, with a particular emphasis on language art, textuality, sound studies, and the digital humanities. He is currently writing a dissertation, titled “Literalism: Reading Machines Reading,” which centers on the pivotal role typographic errors have played in the development of machine reading methods since the late nineteenth century. A recent article, “Error Aligned,” draws from that research to consider the lasting presence of Linotypes in computer-assisted text transcription. While at UC Santa Barbara, Tyler has been involved in many digital humanities projects, including the English Broadside Ballad Archive, where he serves as Project Manager, and WhatEvery1Says, a Mellon-funded project that uses computational text analysis to study national and global discourse about the humanities.



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Spring 2020 - Please email for appointment.


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English Department
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9580


Center for Modernism, Materialism, and Aesthetics
Transcriptions: The Culture of Information
American Literature
Literary Theory
Literature and Technology

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