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Applying Sentiment Analysis to the Bible « Blog

October 19th, 2011

What happens when you look at the language in the Bible, try to determine who’s happy and who’s not, then graph it all out? has done just that and posted a nice, circular graphic showing the ebbs and flows of positive and negative vibes in the Bible. It’s a pretty vanilla linguistic analysis, and the circle is just for aesthetics (see the author’s comment to the post), but it’s still interesting. Accurate? That’s another question — one that I’m not so positive about…

Arthurian scholars meet in Bristol –

July 24th, 2011

As announced on, the 23rd Triennial Congress of the International Arthurian Society is meeting next week at the University of Bristol: Arthurian scholars meet in Bristol – I’m sure the public lecture will spend a lot of time reviewing portrayals of Arthur in the movies and current culture. Made me think of the post at about the various portrayals of Merlin in the movies.

Sounds like a fun time!

Source: Medieval News

Lincoln’s Constitution by Daniel A. Farber: Book review

August 2nd, 2010

Lincoln's ConstitutionLincoln’s Constitution by Daniel A. Farber

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent and thoroughly researched review of the issues surrounding Lincoln’s presidency, specifically how the Constitutionality of his decisions could be viewed during and since his time in office. Farber clearly understands his topic, providing both ample detail and excellent additional references to both primary and secondary sources. Finally, he makes this potentially very dry subject palatable through clear and concise prose.

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