Toward a Distant Reading of Leaves of Grass

Work in Progress: An ongoing effort at a distant reading of all major editions of Leaves of Grass for quantitative indicators of a ‘storage desire’ as expressed in Walt Whitman's notion of the “Poem of Materials.” This reading is part of a postdoctoral research project on the nineteenth-century US data imaginary. For more information, cf. the Project Webpage or the project description at American Studies Leipzig.