Katherine Bode is Associate Professor of Literary and Textual Studies at the Australian National University and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow from 2018 to 2022. Her research focuses on using large-scale datasets and digital methods to enable new perspectives on Australian literature and literature in Australia. She has published widely on Australian and digital literary studies including as the author or editor of books including: Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary Culture (2009), Reading by Numbers: Recalibrating the Literary Field (2012), Advancing Digital Humanities: Research, Methods, Theories (2014), and most recently, A World of Fiction: Digital Collections and the Future of Literary History (2018). Her current Future Fellowship project aims to develop a performative materialist approach to data-rich analysis in the humanities, and to investigate the reception of Australian literature as a generative site for exploring the value of literature and the knowledge claims of literary studies.
Recent and/or notable publication
Bode, Katherine. A World of Fiction: Digital Collections and the Future of Literary History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2018.
Bode, Katherine and Hetherington, Carol, eds. To Be Continued: The Australian Newspaper Fiction Database. http://cdhrdatasys.anu.edu.au/tobecontinued
Bode, Katherine. ‘Fictional Systems: Mass-Digitization, Network Analysis, and Nineteenth-Century Australian Newspapers.’ Victorian Periodicals Review 50.1 (2017): 100–38.
Bode, Katherine. ‘The Equivalence of “Close” and “Distant” Reading; or, Toward a New Object for Data-rich Literary History.’ Modern Language Quarterly 78.1 (2017): 77–106.
Bode, Katherine. ‘Thousands of Titles Without Authors: Digitized Newspapers, Serial Fiction, and the Challenges of Anonymity.’ Book History 18 (2016): 284-316.
Bode, Katherine. Reading by Numbers: Recalibrating the Literary Field. London: Anthem Press, 2012.
Bode, Katherine and Dixon, Robert, eds. Resourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary Culture. Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2009.