Prof. José Manuel Fradejas Rueda

Universidad of Valladolid

My name is José Manuel Fradejas Rueda and my position is Professor of Spanish Language.

At the Madrid Training School I’ll be teaching Text Analysis from a Literary and Linguistic point of view. The corpus I’ll be using is a set of pulp fiction novels published in Spanish between late 1940s and early 1990s. I will do some chronostylometry with a corpus of nearly 800 love novels written by Corín Tellado and nearly 200 novels set in California during its takeover by the US by José Mallorquí. The main character is a kind of Dick Turpin.

I’ve been engaged with computational text analysis (including text editing, mostly Medieval sources) since late 1980s, however I became more interested when I discovered R and how useful it can be for a literary / linguistic scholar.

My best piece of advice for Training School students: don’t be afraid, and enjoy. Computers don’t bite.