Intertextual Networks Bibliographic Visualizations

These visualizations, developed by Nicole Samay and Ana Pastore y Piontti of the Network Science Institute, show bibliographic 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.

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.

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.