New visualizations for Intertextual Networks

New visualizations for Intertextual Networks

We are very excited to share two new visualizations developed by Nicole Samay and Ana Pastore y Piontti, Network Science Institute, using data from the Intertextual Networks project.

Intertextual Networks is a three-year research project funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, focusing on intertextuality in early women’s writing. This collaborative research initiative examines the citation and quotation practices of the authors represented in Women Writers Online (WWO) to explore and theorize the representation of intertextuality.

As part of this project, the WWP has created a bibliography with the more than 4,000 texts referenced by the approximately 420 texts in WWO, and linked that bibliography to the places in WWO where those texts are quoted, named, or cited. These visualizations can help to reveal patterns in the the types of texts that are cited by WWO authors, as well as the different kinds of intertextual references within the collection.

The first of these visualizations shows the textual citations in WWO by genre and by gender:

Data visualization by Nicole Samay and Ana Pastore y Piontti, Network Science Institute. High-resolution version here

The second shows the different types of intertextual gestures in WWO by genre and gender:

Data visualization by Nicole Samay and Ana Pastore y Piontti, Network Science Institute. High-resolution version here

We will soon be publishing more visualizations, as well as an interactive bibliography interface, on our WWP Lab.

Intertextual Networks has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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