Presentation Title

Digital Humanities Analysis of Adolescent and Adult Relationships in Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game"

Presenter Information

Kevin GinosianFollow

Faculty Mentor

Heidi Schumacher

Start Date

23-11-2019 12:45 PM

End Date

23-11-2019 1:00 PM

Location

Markstein 107

Session

oral 3

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

humanities_letters

Abstract

This paper attempts to analyze the hierarchical structures between children and adults in Orson Scott Card's Novel "Ender's Game" by using digital humanities to identify trends in the text. Considering Sara K. Day’s essay, Liars and Cheats: Crossing the Lines of Childhood, Adulthood, and Morality in Ender's Game, her interpretation of adolescents as "hybrid spaces" supports the claim that adults in the novel have significant influence on child socialization. Using digital humanities software to identify frequently occurring words, "enemy" and "friend," this paper questions the use of child soldiers and emphasizes the important role adults have in psychological and behavioral development in adolescents.

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Nov 23rd, 12:45 PM Nov 23rd, 1:00 PM

Digital Humanities Analysis of Adolescent and Adult Relationships in Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game"

Markstein 107

This paper attempts to analyze the hierarchical structures between children and adults in Orson Scott Card's Novel "Ender's Game" by using digital humanities to identify trends in the text. Considering Sara K. Day’s essay, Liars and Cheats: Crossing the Lines of Childhood, Adulthood, and Morality in Ender's Game, her interpretation of adolescents as "hybrid spaces" supports the claim that adults in the novel have significant influence on child socialization. Using digital humanities software to identify frequently occurring words, "enemy" and "friend," this paper questions the use of child soldiers and emphasizes the important role adults have in psychological and behavioral development in adolescents.