The Early Modern Commons

Michael Ullyot

Recent Posts

What can Machine Learning do for Literary Critics?

10 April 2017

First in a series of posts about artificial intelligence sparked by “The Great AI Awakening,” an article from December 2016 by Gideon Lewis-Kraus in the New York Times Magazine....

The History and Future of Reading

1 March 2017

This is a provisional description of a graduate course I’ll offer in the Department of English in Spring 2018. For details and updates, contact me. The history of reading begins...

Talk: Unnatural Language and Natural Thinking

23 November 2016

I’m giving a talk on the University of Calgary campus (in SS 1015) on Friday December 2, 2016 at 3:15pm. Title Unnatural Language and Natural Thinking: Shakespeare and His...

Ten Ways to Teach without Lecture Notes

14 November 2016

(Prefatory note: I’m writing this as a university professor of literature, but most of my observations should apply to other subjects at other levels.) In a hypothetical alternate...