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DOI: 10.61784/tsshrv2n267


Enno Bendoly


Università degli Studi di Padova, DiSSGeA-Sezione di Geografia, Padova, Italy.

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Enno Bendoly


This article focuses on the idea of "literary map" and its application by Frank Moretti, an advocate and practitioner of digital humanities. By examining Moretti How to use "Literary Map" in three literary research cases to explore the important value and significance of this research method. In three cases, Moretti used Geometric figures explore the narrative structure of the text, character networks are used to explore the narrative plot of the text, and emotional maps are used to explore the narrative emotions of the text. The application of "map" in the field of literary research is explained from three levels and from different angles. Moretti’s research is very important for us to study the spatiality of literary texts and explore the relationship between textual elements. Visualization is of great significance to reveal deeper narrative structures.


Digital humanities; Literary map; Frank Moretti; Visualization


Enno Bendoly. Frank Moretti's theory of "literary map": a rigorous inquiry. Trends in Social Sciences and Humanities Research. 2024, 2(2): 8-11. DOI: 10.61784/tsshrv2n267.


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