Not-so-distant reading: A dynamic network approach to literature

In this article we report about our efforts to develop and evaluate computational support tools for literary studies. We present a novel method and tool that allows interactive visual analytics of character occurrences in Victorian novels, and has been handed to humanities scholars and students for work with a number of novels from different authors. Our user study reveals insights about Victorian novels that are valuable for scholars in the digital humanities field, and informs UI as well as UX designers about how these domain experts interact with tools that leverage network science.


Not-so-distant reading: A dynamic network approach to literature

Markus Luczak-Roesch, Adam Grener, Emma Fenton

it – Information Technology
Published Online: 2018-02-28 | DOI: