Matthew Jockers

Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean for Research and Partnerships's Profile Image
Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean for Research and Partnerships
1223 Oldfather Hall

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


George H. Taylor, Matthew L. Jockers, and Fernando Nascimento. "No Reasonable Person." In Justice Scalia: Rhetoric and the Rule of Law. Edited by Brian Slocum and Francis J. Mootz III. University of Chicago Press, 2018. [Forthcoming].

Jockers, Matthew L. and Gabi Kirilloff. "Understanding Gender and Character Agency in the 19th Century Novel." Cultural Analytics: December 1, 2016.

Jianbo Gao and Matthew L. Jockers and John Laudun and Timothy Tangherlini. "A multiscale theory for the dynamical evolution of sentiment in novels." In Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Behavioral, Economic and Socio-cultural Computing (BESC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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: 10.2, 2016.

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. 2016.

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.