William L. Benzon

Independent

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Scholarly Papers (115)

1.

Music and the Prevention and Amelioration of ADHD: A Theoretical Perspective

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 22 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2009
William L. Benzon
Independent
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ADHD, ADD, music therapy, music, time, play, culture, development, education, attention, self-control

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Cultural Evolution, Memes, and the Trouble with Dan Dennett

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 08 Aug 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
Downloads 492 (83,157)
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meme, cultural evolution, memetics, Dennett, replicator, language, sign, music, words

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Walt Disney’s Dumbo: A Myth of Modernity

Number of pages: 136 Posted: 22 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2022
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Disney, animation, cartoon, evolutionary psychology, narrative, cognition, myth, scapegoating, modernity

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Miyazaki's Metaphysics: Some Observations on the Wind Rises

Number of pages: 117 Posted: 04 Feb 2020
William L. Benzon
Independent
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film, animation, anime, Miyazaki

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GPT-3: Waterloo or Rubicon? Here be Dragons, Version 4.1

Working Paper, Version 2, 2020
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 12 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 09 May 2022
William L. Benzon
Independent
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GPT-3, Transformers, NLP, Corpus Linguistics, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, Distributional Semantics

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Reading Latour: Reassembling the Social

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 13 Oct 2011
William L. Benzon
Independent
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sociology, actor-network theory, latour, graffiti, cognition, music, literature, culture, description

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Articulate Vision: A Structuralist Reading of "Kubla Khan"

Language and Style, Vol. 8, pp. 3-29, 1985
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Nov 2009
William L. Benzon
Independent
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poetry, cognition, Coleridge, Kubla Khan, stylistics, poetics, structuralism

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'Kubla Khan' and the Embodied Mind

PSYART: A Hyperlink Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts, 2003
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 12 Apr 2010
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Poetry, Coleridge, Kubla Khan, Form, Embodiement, Cognition, Brain, Metaphor, Structure

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Heart of Darkness: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis on Several Scales

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 28 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2018
William L. Benzon
Independent
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novel, narrative, story, ring-form, narratology

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The Evolution of Human Culture: Some Notes Prepared for the National Humanities Center, Version 2

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 04 Feb 2020
William L. Benzon
Independent
Downloads 227 (191,088)
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culture, evollution, cultural evolution, cultural selection, meme, music, language, narrative

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Talking with Nature in 'This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison'

PSYART: A Hyperlink Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts, November 2004
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 12 Apr 2010
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Coleridge, poetry, lyric, Vygotsky, Winnicott, Holland, psychoanalysis, attachment, Bowlby

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Culture, Plurality, and Identity in the 21st Century

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Nov 2012
William L. Benzon
Independent
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culture, identity, nation, nation state, religion, group, society, Walter Benn Michaels, Charlie Keil

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Music Making History: Africa Meets Europe in the United States of the Blues

LEADING ISSUES IN AFRO-AMERICAN STUDIES, Nikongo Ba'Nikongo, ed., Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press, pp. 189-233, 1997
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Jan 2020
William L. Benzon
Independent
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music, American, Europe, Africa, African-America, blues, jazz, rock, hiphop, cultural evolution, history

14.

Apocalypse Now: Working Papers

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 12 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2017
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Computational Linguistics and Discourse Analysis

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Oct 2014
William L. Benzon
Independent
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computational linguistics, discourse, digital humanities, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, AI

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Roads Not Taken: A Study in Poetic Mechanism

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 28 Oct 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Frost, poetry, lyric, ring form, ring composition, symmetry, form, method, literary criticism, description

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Walt Disney’s Fantasia: The Cosmos and the Mind in Two Hours

Number of pages: 100 Posted: 04 Feb 2020
William L. Benzon
Independent
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film, animation, Disney, Fantasia, form, ring-form, encyclopedia

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New York 2140, Back to the Future

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 01 Jul 2019
William L. Benzon
Independent
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narrative, fiction, science fiction, climate change, global warming, Kim Stanley Robinson

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Literary Morphology: Nine Propositions in a Naturalist Theory of Form , Version 4.0

PSYARTS: An Online Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts, 2006
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2019
William L. Benzon
Independent
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literature, morphology, poetics, cognition, form

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The Evolution of Narrative and the Self

Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems, Vol.16, No. 2, pp. 129-155, 1993
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 Dec 2009
William L. Benzon
Independent
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narrative, story, myth, novel, self, cognition, drama, plot, complexity, sophistication

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Heart of Darkness: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis on Several Scales

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 16 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2019
William L. Benzon
Independent
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literature, narrativve, novel, paragraph distribution, periodicity, ring form, handbook, Latour litany

22.

Lévi-Strauss and Myth: Some Informal Notes

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Jan 2020
William L. Benzon
Independent
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narrative, myth, anthropology, cognition, narratology, semiotics

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Cultural Evolution: A Vehicle for Cooperative Interaction between the Sciences and the Humanities

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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cultural evolution, macroanalysis, culture, digital humanities, description

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At the Edge of the Modern, or Why is Prospero Shakespeare's Greatest Creation?

Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems, Vol. 21 No. 3, pp. 259-279, 1998
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 Nov 2009
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Shakespeare, comedy, tragedy, romance, story grammar, incest

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Semiotics of Ontology

Semiotica, Vol. 21, pp. 267 - 293, 1977
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 14 Mar 2010
William L. Benzon
Independent
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romance, semiotics, ontology, hunt, ritual, sacrifice, taboo, animal, exchange

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Ontology in Knowledge Representation

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 Nov 2009
William L. Benzon
Independent
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ontology, assignment, classification, categorization, CIM, paradigm, inheritance

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Metaphor, Recognition, and Neural Process

The American Journal of Semiotics, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 59-80, 1987
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Nov 2009
William L. Benzon and David G. Hays
Independent and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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metaphor, Pribram, neural holography, conceptual integration, brain, cognition, poetics

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Three Evolutionary Pieces: Review Essays on the Origins and Evolution of Culture

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 03 Jul 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
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religion, shamanism, group selection, rock art, literature, cultural evolution, music, human origins

29.

Freud Does Disney

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 22 Jan 2020
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Disney, film, cartoon, animation, psychoanalysis, life cycle, growth, hands, control

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Culture as an Evolutionary Arena

Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 321-362, 1996
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 09 Jan 2010
William L. Benzon
Independent
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culture, evolution, history, paradigm, meme, taxonomy, creolization

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Attractor Nets 2011: Diagrams for a New Theory of Mind

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 08 Mar 2011
William L. Benzon
Independent
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cognition, language, neural net, relational net, brain, dynamics, chaos, complexity

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First Person: Neuro-Cognitive Notes on the Self in Life and in Fiction

PSYART: A Hyperlink Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts, Article 000619, August 2000
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Aug 2010
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Self, Person, Identity, Neural, Damasio, Vygotsky, Piaget,Mcculloch, Imitation, Fiction, Autobiography, Dissociative

33.

Obama's Eulogy for Clementa Pinckney: Technics of Power and Grace

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Aug 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Obama, US Presidency, Religion, Rhetoric, Ring-form, Politics, African-American Studies

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Principles and Development of Natural Intelligence

Journal of Social and Biological Structures Vol. 11, pp. 293-322, 1988
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Nov 2009
David G. Hays and William L. Benzon
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Independent
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intellilgence, brain, phylogeny, ontogeny, cognition, development, evolution

35.

Ring Composition: Some Notes on a Particular Literary Morphology

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 29 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2014
William L. Benzon
Independent
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narrative, ring-form, ring-composition, parallelism, poetics, narratology, Mary Douglas

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Cognitive Networks and Literary Semantics

MLN, Vol. 91, pp. 952-982, 1976
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 08 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2009
William L. Benzon
Independent
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cognition, semantics, network, poetry, Shakespeare

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Ayahuasca Variations

Human Nature Review 3 (2003) 239-251.
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 02 Jun 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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ayahuasca, religion, altered states of consciousness, psychedelics, entheogens, music,

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A Note on Why Natural Selection Leads to Complexity

Journal of Social and Biological Structures, Vol. 13, pp. 33-40, 1990
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 18 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2017
David G. Hays and William L. Benzon
affiliation not provided to SSRN and Independent
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complexity, biology, culture, natural selection, evolution, information, energy

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Stages in the Evolution of Music

Journal of Social and Evolutionary Systems,16(3): 273-296, 1993
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Nov 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
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music, culture, evolution, rhythm, harmony, melody, jazz, classical

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Attractor Nets, Series I: Notes Toward a New Theory of Mind, Logic and Dynamics in Relational Networks

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Mar 2011
William L. Benzon
Independent
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brain, neural net, neurodynamics, relational net, mind, complexity

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Lust in Action: An Abstraction

Language and Style, Vol. 18, pp. 251-270, 1981
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 Jul 2010
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Shakespeare, sonnet, poetry, coognition, brain, hormone, neurotransmitter, cognitive network, semantics

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One Candle, a Thousand Points of Light: The Xanadu Meme

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 22 Jan 2020
William L. Benzon
Independent
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meme, evolution, cultural evolution, Coleridge, Xanadu, history, culture

43.

An Open Letter to Steven Pinker: The Importance of Stories and the Nature of Literary Criticism

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 24 Mar 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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stories, narrative, literary criticism, method, literature, mutual knowledge, cognitivism

44.

Disney’s Pastoral Symphony: An Anatomy of Domestic Life, Some Working Notes

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 04 Feb 2020
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Ontological Cognition: A Working Paper

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 16 Nov 2012
William L. Benzon
Independent
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ontology, knowledge representation, cognition, cognitive science, wittgenstein, object-oriented ontology, philosophy

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Literary Criticism 21: Academic Literary Study in a Pluralist World

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Sep 2012
William L. Benzon
Independent
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literature, philosophy, ontology, pluralism, object-oriented ontology, cognition, ethics, interpretation, computation, psychology

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The Jasmine Papers: Notes on the Study of Poetry in the Age of Cognitive Science

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Nov 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Digital Criticism and the Search for Patterns

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 25 Jul 2014
William L. Benzon
Independent
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patterns, description, pattern recognition, computing, digital humanities, literary criticism, method, Moretti, Ramsay

49.
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object-oriented ontology, structuralism, Harman, Lévi-Strauss, literary criticism, semiotics, texts, literature

50.

Abstract Patterns in Stories: From the Intellectual Legacy of David G. Hays

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 31 Oct 2017
William L. Benzon
Independent
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narrative, abstraction, cognitive networks, ring composition, narratology

51.

An Inquiry into & a Critique of Dennett on Intentional Systems

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Aug 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, cognitive science, evolution, intention, intentional systems, Dennett

52.

Mode and Behavior

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Aug 2012
William L. Benzon
Independent
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McCulloch, brain, reticular formation, brain stem, poetry, art, mind, neuroscience, music, language, pluralism

53.

Paragraph Length in Heart of Darkness: Some Basic Numbers and Charts

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 29 Jul 2011
William L. Benzon
Independent
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prose, narrative, novel, paragraph, distribution, exponential

54.

Rhythm Changes: Notes on Some Genetic Elements in Musical Culture

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Jan 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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music, cultural evolution, memetics, memes, jazz, swing, evolution

55.

Corpus Linguistics for the Humanist: Notes of an Old Hand on Encountering New Tech

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Jul 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
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corpus linguistics, topic analysis, digital humanities, PMLA, philology, description, computing, theory, literary theory, digital humanities

56.

Computation, Semantics, and Meaning: Adding to an Argument by Michael Gavin

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 31 Aug 2018
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Digital Humanities, Vector Semantics, Statistical Semantics, Computational Linguistics, NLP, Literary Criticism, Computational Semantics, Semantics

57.

Cultural Negotiations: Jazz and the West in the New Millennium

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 16 Jul 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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music, jazz, culture, the West, African-American culture, American culture

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Remarks on Alan Liu and the Digital Humanities, a Working Paper

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 19 Apr 2014
William L. Benzon
Independent
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digital humanities, humanities, computing

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Musical Coupling: Social and Physical Healing in Three Disabled Patients

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Mar 2010
William L. Benzon and David W. Ramsey
Independent and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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music, coupling, therapy, communication, electronic instruments

60.

On the Poverty of Literary Darwinism

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 18 Sep 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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literary criticism, literary Darwinism, humanities, method, evolutionary psychology

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Constructing Spirits: An Exercise in Pluralist Composition

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Jul 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
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music, bells, rhythm, coupling, synchrony, time, interpersonal synchrony, spirits, religion, spirit possession

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Synch, Song, and Society

Human Nature Review, Volume 5, 2005, 66-86.
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Jul 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
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music, language, origins, evolution, neanderthals, Mithen, rhythm, synchrony, society

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Policy, Strategy, Tactics: Intellectual Integration in the Human Sciences, an Approach for a New Era

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 21 Nov 2012
William L. Benzon
Independent
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humanities, social science, behavioral sciences, linguistics, semiotics, curriculum, courses

64.

Spike Lee's Blues

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 17 Feb 2020
William L. Benzon
Independent
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film, ritual, narrative, semimotics, shakespeare, race, racism. America, African-America, black, blues, music, jazz

65.

Two Disciplines in Search of Love

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 04 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2019
William L. Benzon
Independent
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computational linguistics, natural language processing, CL, NLP, topic modeling, literary criticism, digital humanities

66.

Notes on the Unreality of Fictional Characters

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Oct 2016
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Shakespeare, literary criticism, character, fiction

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Visual Thinking

Allen Kent and James G. Williams, Eds. Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology. Volume 23, Supplement 8. New York; Basel: Marcel Dekker, Inc. (1990) 411-427.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 06 Jul 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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visual thinking, computer graphics, graphics interface, cognition, vision

68.

From Canon/Archive to a Real Revolution in Literary Studies

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 29 Dec 2017
William L. Benzon
Independent
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digital humanities, computational criticism, machine learning, symbolic computation, cognition, AI, computational linguistics, Franco Moretti, naturalist criticism, computational criticism

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Reading Macroanalysis: Notes on the Evolution of Nineteenth Century Anglo-American Literary Culture

Number of pages: 100 Posted: 05 Sep 2014
William L. Benzon
Independent
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macroanalysis, stylometrics, topic analysis, digital humanities, Jockers, big data, literature

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Living with Abundance in a Pluralist Cosmos: Some Metaphysical Sketches

Number of pages: 87 Posted: 06 Jan 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
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metaphysics, ontology, pluralism, James, Latour, Feyerabend, Harman, objects, Realms of Being, abundance

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Description 2: The Primacy of the Text

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Oct 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
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description, literary criticism, film criticism, humanities, method

72.

Dennett on Memes, Neurons, and Software

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 12 Oct 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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cultural evolution, memes, neuroscience, philosophy of mind, computation

73.

Tezuka's Metropolis: A Modern Japanese Fable About Art and the Cosmos

In Uta Klein, Ktaja Mellmann, Steffanie Metzger, eds. Heurisiken der Literaturwissenschaft: Disciplinexterne Perspektiven auf Literatur. mentis Verlag GmbH, 2006, pp. 527-545.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 Aug 2014
William L. Benzon
Independent
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narrative, manga, ring composition, Japan, Tezuka, graphic novel narratology, symmetry

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Five Easy Pieces: Race in the Symbolic Universe

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 Jul 2014
William L. Benzon
Independent
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race, racism, multiculturalism, African-America, projection, symbolism, culture

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Notes on Attridge and Staten: The Craft of Poetry

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 20 Mar 2016
William L. Benzon
Independent
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poetics, interpretation, literary criticism, poetry, hermeneutics

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Myth: From Lévi-Strauss and Douglas to Conrad and Coppola

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 11 Dec 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
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myth, film, movie, narrative, ring form, parallelism, Conrad, Coppola, Lévi-Strauss, Mary Douglas

77.

Literature, Emotion, and Unity of Being

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Sep 2014
William L. Benzon
Independent
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literature, aesthetics, literary criticism, method, emotion, ethics, brain

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Prospects: The Limits of Discursive Thinking and the Future of Literary Criticism

Number of pages: 73 Posted: 28 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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literary criticism, method, digital humanities, academia, cognitive poetics, evocriticism, literary Darwinism, description

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STC, Poetic Form, and a Glimpse of the Mind

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 11 Nov 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Coleridge, Kubla Khan, This Lime-Tree Bower, poetry, poetics, literature, semiotics, literary criticism, method, description, grammar, mind, cognition

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Cultural Evolution: Literary History, Popular Music, Cultural Beings, Temporality, and the Mesh

Number of pages: 79 Posted: 22 Jan 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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cultural evolution, macroanalysis, culture, digital humanities, description, novel, music, 19th century, 20th century

81.

Periodicity in Heart of Darkness: A Working Paper

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 28 Jul 2011
William L. Benzon
Independent
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narrative, novel, form, periodicity, cyclicity, time series

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A New Dance Turn: 'The Cat and the Moon' All Up in One Another

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 19 Aug 2014
William L. Benzon
Independent
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poem, Yeats, analysis, description, form

83.

Digital Criticism Comes of Age

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 Dec 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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digital humanities, method, computational criticism, computational linguistics, NLP, corpus linguistics

84.

Cultural Logic or Transcendental Interpretation? Golumbia on Chomsky's Computationalism

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Nov 2016
William L. Benzon
Independent
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cultural criticism, media, computing, critique, computationalism, Chomsky, linguistics

85.

Description as Intellectual Craft in the Study of Literature

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Aug 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
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description, method, literary criticism, biology, image, diagram, objectification, Stanley Fish, Franco Moretti, Lévi-Strauss

86.

On the Matter of Vitalism

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 05 Jan 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
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vitalism, matter, chaos, complexity, Bennett, Descartes

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Direct Brain-to-Brain Thought Transfer: A High-Tech Fantasy that Won’t Work

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Nov 2020
William L. Benzon
Independent
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neuroscience, brain interface, brain-to-brain, philosophy of mind

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Toward a Computational Historicism: From Literary Networks to the Autonomous Aesthetic

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 05 May 2014
William L. Benzon
Independent
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stephen Greenblatt, Franco Moretti, historicism, topic modeling, cognitive networks, plots, 19th Century British Novel, Shakespeare

89.

Colorless Green Homunculi

Human Nature Review 2 (2002) 454-462
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 17 Jun 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
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memes, cultural evolution, brain, cognition, psychology, evolution

90.

Divergence and Reticulation in Cultural Evolution

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Dec 2019
William L. Benzon
Independent
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cultural evolution, digital humanities, evolution, literature, narrative, 19th century novel

91.

Relational Nets Over Attractors, A Primer: Part 1, Design for a Mind, Version 2

Number of pages: 73 Posted: 09 Jul 2022 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2022
William L. Benzon
Independent
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neuroscience, cognitive science, brain, complex neurodynamics, language, cognition, mind, artificial intelligence, deep learning, artificial neural nets

92.

What Economic Growth and Statistical Semantics Tell Us About the Structure of the World

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Oct 2020
William L. Benzon
Independent
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growth, economics, development, statistical semantics, NLP, metaphysics, philosophy stagnation AI, artificial intelligence, machine learning

93.

Jamie's Investigations: The Art of a Young Man with Down Syndrome

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 18 Feb 2020
William L. Benzon
Independent
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art, psychology, perception, Down syndrome, disability

94.

Stagnation and Beyond: Economic Growth and the Cost of Knowledge in a Complex World

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 31 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2019
William L. Benzon
Independent
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growth, secular stagnation, stagnation, cultural evolution, emergence, ideas

95.

'Rhythm Changes' – Notes on Some Genetic Elements in Musical Culture

Signata, Annales des Sémiotiques/Annals of Semiotics, Vol. 6 (2015) pp. 271-285
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Mar 2016
William L. Benzon
Independent
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music, jazz, memes, cultural evolution, social learning

96.

Form, Event, and Text in an Age of Computation

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 17 Aug 2016
William L. Benzon
Independent
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literary criticism, cognitive science, ring-composition, description, method, cognitive poetics, cognitive criticism, computation, computational linguistics

97.

Description 3: The Primacy of Visualization

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 28 Oct 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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description, literary criticism, literary form, critical method, close reading

98.
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coupling, dynamics, communication, interaction synchrony, music, dance, conversation

99.

On the Poverty of Cognitive Criticism and the Importance of Computation and Form

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 09 Sep 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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literary criticism, cognitive poetics, cognitive rhetoric, literary Darwinism, cognitive science, humanities,method

100.

From Associative Nets to the Fluid Mind

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 04 Oct 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
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association, associative network, cognitive network, mind, poetry, representation

101.

On the Direction of Cultural Evolution: Lessons from the 19th Century Anglophone Novel

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 Apr 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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cultural evolution, evolution, digital humanities, cultural history, natural language processing, 19th century novel

102.

Sketches After Latour: A Working Paper

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 10 May 2021
William L. Benzon
Independent
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philosphy, object-oriented ontology, social theory, culture, language

103.

Crisis Among HUMANITIES DISCIPLINES in the Twenty-First Century

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Jul 2021
William L. Benzon
Independent
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humanities, crisis, academy, Johns Hopkins, 19th century, Germany

104.

To Model the Mind: Speculative Engineering as Philosophy

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 20 Apr 2022
William L. Benzon
Independent
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brain, neuroscience, cognitive science, model, philsophy of mind

105.

The Hottest Man in Siam

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 25 Feb 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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cartoon, animation, film, movie, analysis, method, description

106.

Toward a Theory of the Corpus

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 14 Jan 2019
William L. Benzon
Independent
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107.

No End in Sight: John Horgan’s End of Science, Redux

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 05 May 2021
William L. Benzon
Independent
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science, philosophy of science, physics, cognitive science, cultural evolution, philosophy, metaphysics

108.

Computation in Language Process

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 16 Dec 2018
William L. Benzon
Independent
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language, linguistics, computation, Turing machine, conversation, speech

109.

On the Direction of 19th Century Poetic Style, Underwood and Sellers 2015

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Jun 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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digital humanities, cultural evolution, literature, poetry, 19th century

110.

The Road to Xanadu Led to Mars: Why Structuralism Sent Me There but the Profession Went Elsewhere

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 Aug 2021
William L. Benzon
Independent
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literary criticism, literary theory, cognitive poetics, literary form,

111.

The Brain, the Teleome, and the Movies

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 30 Nov 2018
William L. Benzon
Independent
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teleome, Changizi, description, movies, literature, brain, mind, neuroscience

112.

Virtual Reading: The Prospero Project Redux

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 02 Oct 2017
William L. Benzon
Independent
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digital humanities, computational criticism, machine learning, symbolic computation, cognition, AI, computational linguistics

113.

#GVM004: The Demolition Chronicles

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 22 Jul 2015
William L. Benzon
Independent
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graffiti, street art, popular culture, urban planning, performance art, ritual

114.

Metaphoric and Metonymic Invariance: Two Examples from Coleridge

MLN 96: 1097 - 1105
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 21 Nov 2017
William L. Benzon
Independent
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poetics, interpretation, literary criticism, poetry, hermeneutics, Coleridge, British Literature, Romantic Literature

115.

Symbols and Nets: Calculating Meaning in “Kubla Khan”

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 May 2022
William L. Benzon
Independent
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language, poetry, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, poetics, cognitive poetics

Other Papers (6)

Total Downloads: 288
1.

Reading Morton's Hyperobjects

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Aug 2014
William L. Benzon
Independent
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philosophy, object oriented ontology, ecocriticism, global warming

2.

The Gojira Papers

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 17 Apr 2014
William L. Benzon
Independent
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film, movie, monster, Gojira, Japanese, ring-form, ring-composition, description, nationalism, marriage

3.

Transition! The 1970s in Literary Criticism

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 25 Jan 2017
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Jonathan Culler, literary criticism, reading, interpretation, Geoffrey Hartman, structuralism, Stanley Fish

4.

Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral: What is Graffiti?

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 02 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
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graffiti, art, pop culture, liminal

5.

Trump Works the Presidency: Imperial Boss and Cyborg Operator

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Oct 2018
William L. Benzon
Independent
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Donald Trump, American Presidency, legitimacy, norms, Shakespeare, NCIS, monarchy, public opinion

6.

Reply to Lindley Darden on Abstraction

AI Magazine, Volume 8, Number 4, 1987, pp. 7-8.
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 30 Jul 2016
William L. Benzon
Independent
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