Project Proposal - Meghan

Having taken several years of French and been told multiple times to never use google translate for any assignment, I have decided that I would like my project to explore the inaccuracies and errors made by google translate when translating the French short story “Le Horla” by Guy de Maupassant to English. There are several layers to texts like the basic structure and grammar, the semantics, and the meaning, however, this could change depending on the language.

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Gabi's Project Proposal: Victorian Ghost Stories

As a preface, I would like to say that this project will be based on research I did in a previous class with Professor Amy Twyning, titled “Mystery and Supernatural in the Victorian Imagination.” The project was discovery based and the Victorian Mysteries Library was our final collection, though our individual research continues. After beginning research into Victorian supernatural literature last semester, I would like to continue to explore this era and genre.

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Game of Thrones Response (4/20)

I really love the GoT project, I think you guys did a tremendous amount of work given all the obstacles you had to face. As someone who worked on a solo project, I honestly think it's probably much harder to work in a group, let alone with 3 people. Not that you guys aren't really great at teamwork, I can just imagine how confusing it might get when you have different people with different coding styles all trying to stay on the same page.

Musicality of Phrase Response -- Ryan Schroeder

Your project is not only ambitious but inherently difficult. With that in mind, the progress your group has made is impressive on its own. Your site--the parts which have been completed, at least--is very well-designed, aside from the occasional visual hiccup when the aspect ratio changes. To resolve this issue, I recommend taking a look at your CSS and seeing if you can constrain the containing elements for your graphs to the space you intended (that center bar, from what I can tell). This should hopefully resolve the issues you encountered during your presentation.

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Response to Amman

As a fellow foreign language learner, I really appreciated your project and your ambition to analyze Arabic dialects. In

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Musicality--a Sondheim fan salutes Weber

I found the Musicality presentation to be incredibly informative. Although I am a musical theater lover,
who spent years in rehersals, I know very little about the actual art and science of music. Therefore, it
was great to see the complexity of the musicals that exists purely in the music. It was also great to see
an area that is not often discussed, even in the humanities. I thought that your site looked amazing. I adore
the damask background--it adds the perfect touch of sophistication. I was

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Response to Game of Thrones (from 4/20 Presentation)

I felt the Game of Thrones project was rather captivating both in presentation and in research. From the clean, easily read interface to the robust research and analysis, I feel this project has created a unique location for humanists to find more information about the Game of Thrones universe and how it relates to language and status. In terms of interface, these humanists have paid careful attention to consistency and cohesiveness in their design without the aesthetic getting stale or boring.

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Game of Thrones Response -- Ryan Schroeder

This project is impressive. It catalogs a number of intriguing variables by a number of generally interesting categories. Obviously, looking at a depiction of the past written in modern times can be difficult, as can writing it. Where do you draw the line between the blatant ideologies of the time period and the writer's own thoughts? Is it sexist to write women in household roles, or is it simply a realistic portrayal of feudal society? How does the fact that it's a fantasy setting affect that? Should that make social roles more or less stratified? What about LGBT characters?

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Response to Game of Thrones

I really enjoyed your presentation on Wednesday. As an avid Game of Thrones fan, I’ve been excited to see your project and more so to see what results you were going to find since the when you first started working on it. It’s a shame that your initial idea didn’t work out as someone had already created a map regarding movement by class, but I think that your linguistic approach is still very interesting. I thought that the information you gathered about Aria was pretty funny and very accurate.

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Response to Amman

I think this project is super cool. I have always wanted to learn another language, so being able to see a language that has such definable differences between the standard version and the generally spoken versions to be incredibly fascinating.
Let’s start on the home page – the map was super interesting. I thought that the dialects would be better contained within the country boundaries than they are, and it really does make you think about how those boundaries were just arbitrarily drawn.

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