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The Authorial London Project

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From Stanford University comes Authorial London, a fascinating resource that is about "compiling and mapping references to London places found in the works and biographies of writers who have lived there." Here, readers may explore the literary geography of approximately 1,600 London place references in almost 200 works by 47 authors. The project features an interactive map with several base maps to choose from where users may browse and search by author (e.g. Charles Dickens), place name (e.g. Vauxhall), or work (e.g. Great Expectations). Users can also narrow their results by genre, form, time period, and social class. Authorial London enables readers to examine the city "from literary, geographical, and biographical perspectives," and both researchers and general audiences may find much of interest. This project is also "the first instance of a re-usable platform we call, 'Authorial {X},'" which is intended to allow the creation of similar projects for other locations. Authorial London began under the late Professor of English and Milton scholar Martin Evans, and is currently led by Kenneth Ligda and Karl Grossner of Stanford University.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-09-21
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0921

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