Associate Professor, English

Fellow, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

325 Andrews Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0333

Degrees and Institutions Granting the Degree

  • Montana State University, BA (1989)
  • University of Northern Colorado, MA (1993)
  • Southern IllinoisUniversity, PhD (1997)

Areas of Specialization

  • Digital Humanities: text mining / text analysis
  • Irish and Irish American Literature
  • 20th Century British Literature
  • Literature of the American West


  • Text Analysis with R for Students of Literature. (Springer, 2014)
  • 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. and David Mimno. “Significant Themes in 19th-Century Literature.” Poetics. (Online November 2013, [Print December 2013].
  • 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. “Brief of Digital Humanities and Law Scholars as Amici Curiae in Authors Guild v. Hathitrust.” June 4, 2013.
  • 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., Matthew Sag and Jason Schultz. “Digital archives: don’t let copyright block data mining.” Nature. V. 490, October 4, 2012 (29-30).
  • Jockers, Matthew L., Matthew Sag and Jason Schultz. “Brief of Digital Humanities and Law Scholars as Amici Curiae in Authors Guild v. Google.” (July 28, 2012).
  • Allison, Sarah, Ryan Heuser, Matthew Jockers, Franco Moretti,Michael Witmore. “Quantitative Formalism: An Experiment.” Pamphlet1, Stanford Literary Lab, 2011.
  • Jockers, Matthew L. and Daniela M. Witten. “A Comparative Study ofMachine Learning Methods for Authorship Attribution.”LiteraryandLinguistic Computing, 25.2, (2010): 215-224; doi: 10.1093/llc/fqq001
  • Jockers, Matthew L., Daniela M. Witten, and Craig S. Criddle. “Reassessing Authorship of the Book of Mormon Using Delta andNearestShrunken Centroid Classification.”Literary and Linguistic Computing,23.4 (2008): 465-492; doi 10.1093/llc/fqn040
  • Jockers, Matthew L., “West of Éire: Butte’s Irish Ethos.” InAllOur Stories Are Here: Critical Perspectives on Montana Literature. Ed.Brady Harrison. University of Nebraska Press, (2009): 37-51.
  • ”A Literature of Good Fortune.” InThe Irish in the San FranciscoBay Area: Essays on Good Fortune. Ed. Don Jordan and TimothyO’Keefe.San Francisco: Irish Literary and Historical Society, (2005): 8-27.
  • ”A Window Facing West: Charles Driscoll’sKansas Irish.”New Hibernia Review. 8:3 (2004).
  • .”Another ‘Word Known to All Men’ in Joyce’s Ulysses.” Notes on Modern Irish Literature. 8 (1996): 38-40.
  • Jockers, Matthew and Craig Smith. “James Joyce’sUlysses.”The Explicator. 50.4 (1992): 235-237.
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