Whereas the previous section takes a broad view of genre in the three journals by representing the networks of authors who contributed four different kinds of writing to the magazines, this section studies genre much more closely by looking at the words that appear within the different genre sections of these magazines, using Voyant tools to structure our analysis.
The data for this study come from the text transcripts that the MJP has generated for each issue of the Freewoman, New Freewoman, and Egoist. When these trasncripts are created, they are minimally coded with tei tags that identify text from the following genres in each issue: advertisements, articles, drama, fiction, images, letters (or correspondence), and poetry. This tagging has allowed us to mechanically extract the different text sections from each isuse and create from them master files that record all the text that appears from each genre in each magazine.
We’ve already uploaded these genre master files to Voyant, so you can click on any the highlighted journals below to get to the Voyant visualization of the text document of that genre in the magazine. Once there, you’ll be offered a variety of tools for exploring that text. Further down this page, we’ll present some of our findings from these visualizations.
To see charts that use the word totals below (also derived from Voyant) to visualize the extent and proportion of these genres in the Marsden magazines, click here. And to see Voyant visualizations of all of the words in the three journals, drawn from these separate genre documents, click here.
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