This review has been originally published in Digital Studies/Le Champ Numérique
Jockers, Matthew L. 2013. Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History. University of Illinois Press. Kindle Edition
Jockers’ Macroanalysis is an inspiring book that gives a well-rounded description of digital techniques in the field of literary studies.
Foundation: an account of the basis on which his approach is built upon
Analysis: the bulk of the book, is a description of the methodological landscape of macro-analysis, and is divided into five sections of increasing complexity, culminating in an interesting and innovative discussion of literary influence
Prospects: highlights some issues that digital literary scholars are facing or will face in the near future.