William L. Benzon

Independent

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Scholarly Papers (129)

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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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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Cultural Evolution, Memes, and the Trouble with Dan Dennett

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 08 Aug 2013
William L. Benzon
Independent
Downloads 557 (93,047)
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meme, cultural evolution, memetics, Dennett, replicator, language, sign, music, words

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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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'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
Downloads 387 (143,510)
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Poetry, Coleridge, Kubla Khan, Form, Embodiement, Cognition, Brain, Metaphor, Structure

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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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ChatGPT Intimates a Tantalizing Future; Its core LLM is Organized on Multiple Levels; and it has Broken the Idea of Thinking, Version 3

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 25 Jan 2023 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2023
William L. Benzon
Independent
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ChatGPT, GPT, deep learning, large language models, artificial intelligence, language, story grammar, narratology, chatbot

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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
Downloads 328 (171,974)
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poetry, cognition, Coleridge, Kubla Khan, stylistics, poetics, structuralism

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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

11.

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

12.

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

13.

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
Downloads 272 (208,967)
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Coleridge, poetry, lyric, Vygotsky, Winnicott, Holland, psychoanalysis, attachment, Bowlby

14.

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

15.

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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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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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 257 (221,147)
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culture, evollution, cultural evolution, cultural selection, meme, music, language, narrative

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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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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

21.

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

22.

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
Downloads 215 (262,704)
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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

24.

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

25.

Discursive Competence in ChatGPT, Part 1: Talking with Dragons Version 2

Number of pages: 75 Posted: 08 Jan 2023 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2023
William L. Benzon
Independent
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ChatGPT, GPT, large language model, artificial intelligence, language, linguistics, discourse, abstraction,deep learning, artificial neural net

26.

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

27.

A Note about Story Grammars in ChatGPT

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 18 Jan 2023
William L. Benzon
Independent
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story grammar, narratology, ChatGPT, large language models, deep learning, Lévi-Strauss

28.

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

29.

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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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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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
Downloads 165 (332,784)
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narrative, ring-form, ring-composition, parallelism, poetics, narratology, Mary Douglas

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ChatGPT Tells Stories, and a Note about Reverse Engineering: a Working Paper, Version 3

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Mar 2023 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2023
William L. Benzon
Independent
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ChatGPT, GPT, deep learning, large language models, story, narrative, machine learning

34.

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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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

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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

37.

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

38.

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

39.

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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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

41.

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

42.

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

43.

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

44.

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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Stories by ChatGPT: Fairy Tale, Realistic, and True

Number of pages: 112 Posted: 21 Apr 2023
William L. Benzon
Independent
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ChatGPT, GPT, LLM, large language models, narrative, stories, narratology, cognitive narratology

46.

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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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

48.

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

49.

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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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

51.

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

52.

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

53.

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

54.

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

55.

ChatGPT Tells 20 Versions of Its Prototypical Story, With a Short Note on Method, Version 2

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 10 Nov 2023 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2024
William L. Benzon
Independent
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ChatGPT, transformer, LLM, Large Language Model, stories, machine learning, artificial intelligence, language

56.

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

57.

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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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

59.

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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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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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

62.

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

63.

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

64.

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

65.

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

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

67.

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

68.

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

69.

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

70.

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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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

72.

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

73.

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

Number of pages: 73 Posted: 09 Jul 2022 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2023
William L. Benzon
Independent
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neuroscience, cognitive science, brain, complex neurodynamics, language, cognition, mind, artificial intelligence, deep learning, artificial neural nets

74.

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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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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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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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

78.

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

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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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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

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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

83.

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

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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

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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

86.

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

87.

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

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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

89.

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

90.

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

91.

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

92.

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

93.

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

94.

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

95.

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

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 05 May 2014
William L. Benzon
Independent
Downloads 56 (678,141)
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stephen Greenblatt, Franco Moretti, historicism, topic modeling, cognitive networks, plots, 19th Century British Novel, Shakespeare

96.

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

97.

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

98.

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

99.

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

100.

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

101.

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

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.

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

104.

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

105.

ChatGPT’s Ontological Landscape

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 29 Nov 2023
William L. Benzon
Independent
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ChatGPT, LLM, Large Language Model, semantics, linguistics, deep learning, transformer, GPT, cognition, ontology

106.

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

107.

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

108.
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coupling, dynamics, communication, interaction synchrony, music, dance, conversation

109.

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

110.

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

111.

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

112.

Discursive Competence in ChatGPT, More Talking with Dragons

Number of pages: 98 Posted: 01 Dec 2023
William L. Benzon
Independent
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ChatGPT, machine learning, transformers, language, linguistics

113.

Steven Spielberg’s Jaws: A Working Paper

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 09 Oct 2023
William L. Benzon
Independent
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movies, film, Spielberg, Girard, mimetic theory, sacrifice

114.

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

115.

Toward a Theory of the Corpus

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 14 Jan 2019
William L. Benzon
Independent
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116.

'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

117.

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

118.

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

119.

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

120.

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

121.

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

122.

Discursive Competence in ChatGPT, Part 2: Memory for Texts, Version 3

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 28 Sep 2023
William L. Benzon
Independent
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ChatGPT, GPT, large language models, LLMs, memory, recall, machine learning, AI,associative memory

123.

Xanadu, GPT, and Beyond: An Adventure of the Mind

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 28 Aug 2023
William L. Benzon
Independent
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poetics, Kubla Khan, computational linguistics, machine learning, GPT, tranformers, vector semantics, neurscience

124.

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,

125.

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

126.

#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

127.

Does ChatGPT Understand the Concept of Tragedy? Symbolic AI & Neural Nets

Number of pages: 7 Posted: 11 Apr 2024
William L. Benzon
Independent
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abstraction, cognitive science, deep learning, neural nets, ChatGPT, linguistics

128.

Categorical Organization in Memory: ChatGPT Organizes the 665 Topic Tags from My New Savanna Blog

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Dec 2023
William L. Benzon
Independent
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ChatGPT,LLM,transformer,deep learning, semantics, categories, semantic ontology,machine learning

129.

“NATURALIST” criticism, NOT “cognitive,” NOT “Darwinian” – A Quasi-Manifesto

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 28 Mar 2024
William L. Benzon
Independent
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literary criticism, cognitive criticism, Darwinian literary criticism

Other Papers (6)

Total Downloads: 469
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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