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Barbara Piatti – Lecture: From Texts to Maps or How to Visualize Literary Landscapes

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Dr. Piatti will give a Public Lecture on how geospatial analyses are altering and transforming literary theory and its notions of landscape & spatiality. All are welcome!

How to Map a novel: “Imaginary Interactions” at McGill

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    Newly developed in fall 2012, the “Imaginary Interactions” project is the result of a collaboration between Dr. Andrew Piper of the McGill German Department and Dr. Derek Ruths of the McGill Department of Computer Science. Using a combination of

Searching; Visualized: “The Book History Bibliograph”

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     With the increased interest in the material aspects of the book, the field of book history has seen rapid expansion in the past twenty years. An extremely broad area of research, the problem of finding sources in multiple languages

A Map of Relational Reading: “The Werther Effect”

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  The term “Werther Effect” has come to symbolise a type of mass psychosis, initially ascribed to the rash of suicides after the publication of Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther in 1774. For Dr. Andrew Piper (McGill) and Dr.