Drama Critiques was created by Mylène Maignant.

Mylène Maignant holds two Master’s degrees: the first one in English Language and Literature from Sorbonne Université, and the second one in Digital Humanities from Ecole des Chartes. She is now a fully funded PhD candidate at Ecole normale supérieure (Ulm) in Paris where she is doing her research in IT and in literature.

What is Drama Critiques?

Drama Critiques consists in exploring the reception of contemporary English theatre (2010 – 2020) by analysing two corpora based on the reviews written by two distinct groups of theatre critics: the journalistic one on the one hand, and the digital one on the other hand. More specifically, this research focuses on the similarities and differences between these two communities. Our work is based on a corpus of more than 40 000 theatre reviews in order to examine this cultural phenomenon on a large scale. Given the amount of data, this research constantly oscillates between Information Technology and literary studies, or between algorithms and theatre history.

Where was Drama Critiques Presented?

Université d’Islande, Reykjavik

Digital Humanities in Theatre Research, A Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR)

Bruxelles, Belgique (organisé par l’Ambassade de France)

Colloque européen des jeunes chercheurs en Intelligence Artificielle

Université de Maryland, Etats-Unis

Groupe de travail « IFTR Digital Humanities, Data Modelling and /or Multimedia in Digital Theatre Research »

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III, Paris

Séminaire « Humanités Numériques »

Ecole normale supérieure (Ulm), Paris

Séminaire DHAI (Digital Humanities and Artificial Intelligence)

Sorbonne Universités, Paris

Colloque international « La Réception, perspectives contemporaines »


People who also contributed:

Gaëtan Brison

Gaëtan Brison holds a Master’s degree in Data Science from EDHEC Business School in Paris. After having worked as an intern (6 months) on this project under the supervision of Mylène Maignant to help her with implementing the algorithms, he is now a research engineer at Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

Gaëtan Brison est diplômé du Master Data Science de l’EDHEC. Après avoir effectué un stage de six mois sous la direction de Mylène Maignant à l’Ecole normale supérieure, il est désormais ingénieur d’études à l’Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

Damien Pellé

Damien Pellé holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics, Languages, Corpus and Translation from Poitiers University. He did an internship (6 months) under the supervision of Mylène Maignant to help structuring the databases. He is now a French language assistant at Galway University, in Ireland.

Damien Pellé est titulaire d’un Master Science du langage de l’Université de Poitiers, parcours “Linguistique, Langues, Corpus et Traduction“. Après avoir effectué un stage de six mois sous la direction de Mylène Maignant, il est aujourd’hui lecteur en langue française à l’Université de Galway, en Irlande.

Thierry Poibeau

Thierry Poibeau works at LATTICE, a research unit specialized in linguistics and natural language processing (NLP) at the Ecole normale supérieure, in Paris. He also holds a PRAIRIE Fellowship on NLP and digital humanities (PRAIRIE is the Paris Artificial Intelligence Institute).

Thierry Poibeau est directeur de recherche au CNRS et directeur adjoint du laboratoire LATTICE (CNRS – École Normale Supérieure – Sorbonne Nouvelle). Il est également titulaire d’une chaire PRAIRIE (Paris Artificial Intelligence Research Institute) en traitement des langues naturelles et humanités numériques.

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