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Publication: "Wikipedia, Wikidata, and World Literature", a special issue of the "Journal of Cultural Analytics", co-edited by EXC 2020 member Frank Fischer

Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash

Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash
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News from Jun 30, 2023

Wikipedia, the world’s largest encyclopedia, and Wikidata, the rapidly growing knowledge graph, are not yet widely used in literary studies, but their scale and multilingualism make them particularly suitable as new means for the study of world literature. This is the hypothesis at the heart of "Wikipedia, Wikidata, and World Literature", a special issue of the "Journal of Cultural Analytics" published in open access.

The issue, edited by EXC 2020 member Frank Fischer along with Jacob Blakesley (University of Leeds), Paula Wojcik (University of Vienna) and Robert Jäschke (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) brings together six contributions that offer new insights into canons and counter-canons, but also address systematic gaps:

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