Matthew Jockers

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Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of English
(402) 472-3191
325 Andrews Hall

Office Hours

Tuesday,  11:00 am-2:00 pm


Montana State University, BA (1989)

University of Northern Colorado, MA (1993)

Southern Illinois University, PhD (1997)

Areas of Specialty

Digital Humanities: text mining / text analysis

Irish and Irish American Literature

20th Century British Literature

Literature of the American West


Archer, Jodie and Jockers, Matthew L. The Bestseller Code: Anatomy of the Blockbuster Novel. St. Martins Press. Forthcoming September 20, 2016.

Driscoll, Charles. East and West of Wichita. Edited with Critical Introduction, Matthew L. Jockers. Wichita, Kansas: Rowfant Press. 2014

Jockers, Matthew L. Text Analysis with R for Students of Literature.Springer. 2014

Jockers, Matthew L. Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History.University of Illinois Press. 2013

Driscoll, Charles. Kansas Irish. Edited with Critical Introduction, Matthew L. Jockers, 1944, Wichita, Kansas: Rowfant Press. 2011


Jockers, Matthew L. “The Ancient World in 19th-Century Fiction; or, Correlating Theme, Geography, and Sentiment in the 19th Century Literary Imagination.” Digital Humanities Quarterly. [Forthcoming.]

Jockers, Matthew L. and Ted Underwood.  “Text-Mining the Humanities.” New Companion to the Digital Humanities. Eds. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth.  Wiley-Blackwell Press. [Forthcoming.]

Jockers, Matthew L. “Computing Ireland’s Place in the 19th Century Novel: A Macroanalysis.” Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies. October 2015.

Jockers, Matthew L. and David Mimno. “Significant Themes in 19th-Century Literature.” Poetics.  December 2013, 750 - 769.

Jockers, Matthew L. “Testing Authorship in the Personal Writings of Joseph Smith Using NSC Classification.” Literary and Linguistic Computing. 28.3, 2013, 371-381.

Jockers, Matthew L., Matthew Sag and Jason Schultz.  “Digital archives: don’t let copyright block data mining.” Nature.  V. 490, October 4, 2012, 29-30.

Allison, Sarah, Ryan Heuser, Matthew L. Jockers, Franco Moretti, Michael Witmore.  “Quantitative Formalism: An Experiment.”  N+1, No. 13, Winter, 2012, 81-108.

Jockers, Matthew L. and Daniela M. Witten. “A Comparative Study of Machine Learning Methods for Authorship Attribution.” Literary and Linguistic Computing, 25.2, 2010, 215-224.

Jockers, Matthew L., “West of Éire: Butte’s Irish Ethos.”  In All Our Stories Are Here: Critical Perspectives on Montana Literature.  Ed. Brady Harrison. University of Nebraska Press, 2009, 37-51.

Jockers, Matthew L., Daniela M. Witten, and Craig S. Criddle.  “Reassessing Authorship of the Book of Mormon Using Delta and Nearest Shrunken Centroid Classification.” Literary and Linguistic Computing, 23.4, 2008 465 - 492.

“A Literature of Good Fortune.” In The Irish in the San Francisco Bay Area: Essays on Good Fortune.  Eds. Don Jordan and Timothy O’Keefe.  San Francisco: Irish Literary and Historical Society, 2005, 8 - 27.

“A Window Facing West: Charles Driscoll’s Kansas Irish.” New Hibernia Review. 8:3, 2004, 100 - 112.

“Another ‘Word Known to All Men’ in Joyce’s Ulysses.”  Notes on Modern Irish Literature.  8, 1996, 38 - 40.

Jockers, Matthew L. and Craig Smith.  “James Joyce’s Ulysses.” The Explicator.  50.4, 1992, 235 - 237.