I am applying for a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend in order to devote June and July 2016 to full-time research and writing about World War I poetry, free from teaching responsibilities and other paid duties that I would otherwise need to undertake. In particular, I will use such digital humanities techniques as topic modeling and text mining to locate and examine poems in modern magazines, investigating how such examples highlight specific war experiences and contribute to defining the genre of the modern war poem more generally. This research will result in an article that I will submit for publication in fall 2016. It will also form the basis of my second book, which focuses on digital humanities approaches to studying a wide range of modern poetry. Moreover, research results will be disseminated to the general public through the Modern American Poetry Site.
World War I poetry, digital humanities
Brinkman, Bartholomew, "NEH Summer Stipend Grant Proposal Brinkman" (2015). Grants. Paper 3.