Working With Texts

Check the syllabus for a description of required papers. As an alternative to the research paper as described, you have the opportunity to use your computer science background to work with machine aided analysis. All research paper topics have to be approved by Professor Norberg.

Types of projects:

  • If you are interested in using machine aided text analysis in your research paper, make an appointment with heidi.madden@duke.edu to brainstorm a proposal; Professor Norberg will guide your research after accepting your proposal

Guide to text analysis (Duke Libraries):

Sources for text data in English:

  • Our Grimm WordPress site offers full text in English, based on the source: Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales. Garden City, New York: International Collectors Library, n.d. [1900s].
  • To look at different translations in full text, consult the Bibliography on Primary texts in English; click to download: Grimm Fairy Tales in English Translation (Links)

Sources for text data in German:

  • Wikisource (a platform for public domain texts) here you can find text in German by edition
    Grimm Maerchen wikisource