Class 11 (English 146DS – Winter 2021)

Class Business

  • GauchoSpace problems
  • Readings for this week
    • Question: “What did you learn?”
    • [Also a question to begin asking:  “What is the equivalent in a data story of the following in a narrative — beginning, rising action, conflict, climax, falling action, denouement or resolution?]
  • Frameworking activity beginning Thursday (see Framework Planning Document template)
  • Storyboard activity beginning next week (see Storyboard template)

Plan for class:  Discussion of readings Arrow right  Discussion of student “dataset reports”

Epigraphs for Class

Michael Perry (with illustrations by Lee Ballard), Daniel’s Ride (2001)

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Michelle Scalise Sugiyama, “The Forager Oral Tradition and the Evolution of Prolonged Juvenility”

Yup’ik girls’ storyknifing (oral narrative accompanied by drawings sketched in mud with a knife) suggests that storytelling may be a source of these [local information] inputs. Among other topics, participants “tell about the people they saw during the day and where they fit into the kindship system. (8-9)

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Dylan Ogden, “Telling Stories on the Ground” (2015)

Yup'ik girl using a storyknife to draw on the ground
Yup’ik girl using a storyknife to draw on the ground.

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Ryan Heuser and Long Le-Khac, “A Quantitative Literary History of 2,958 Nineteenth-Century British Novels: The Semantic Cohort Method” (2012)

integrity, modesty, sensibility, reason, talent, conduct, elegant, ostentation, partiality, friendship, accomplishment, character, persevere, vanity, forbear, benevolence, assiduity, understanding, extravagance, zeal, delicacy, firmness, envy, reluctance, excellence, vexation, esteem, virtue, prejudice, unrelenting, accomplish, sincere, nobility, taste, sedulous, admiration, sentiment, rational, brilliancy, falsehood, prudent, excess, superiority, unworthy, malignant, sensible, genius, reflection, pleasure, dignify, artifice, happiness, indolence, principle, discernment, coldness, self-denial, depravity, indulge, infamy, malice, faultless, adherence, perseverance, profligate, aversion, penetration, solicitous, despise, indulgence, ardent, candour, softness, restraint, impatience, insensibility (13)

Action verbs: “come,” “go,” “drop,” “stand,” “touch,” “see”…
Body parts: “finger,” “face,” “hair,” “chin,” “hand,” “fist” …
Colors: “red, “white,” “blue,” “green,” “brown,” “scarlet” …
Numbers: “three,” “five,” “two,” “seven,” “eight,” “four” …
Locative and directional adjectives and prepositions: “down,” “out,” “back,” “up,” “over,” “above” …
Physical adjectives: “hard,” “rough,” “flat,” “round,” “clear,” “sharp” … (20)

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Show and Tell

Discussion of Readings for Today

Manicule For examples of many kinds of data stories, see the readings for Class 2 and also the links in  this table of data stories classified by the kinds of techniques they use. The table is from Charles D. Stolper, et al., “Emerging and Recurring Data-Driven Storytelling Techniques: Analysis of a Curated Collection of Recent Stories” (2016).

Discussion of Student Data Reports

Team Datasets