Gallery of Visualizations

This page collects some of the visualizations we have developed to provide new ways of thinking about the texts and authors in Women Writers Online. We welcome experimentation—if you have an idea for an interesting visualization, let us know! And, if you would like to use the XML files for the texts in Women Writers Online in your own research, please send an email with a brief description of your research plans to

Toponym Maps and Graphs

Interactive visualizations and maps of the places named in Women Writers Online, developed by Samuel Diener in his work as a research collaborator on the Intertextual Networks project. View

Bibliographic Visualizations

Two visualizations showing the texts named and quoted in Women Writers Online, developed by Nicole Samay and Ana Pastore y Piontti as part of the Intertextual Networks project. View

Dramatic speakers by gender

Two prototype visualizations showing the percentage of dramatic speeches according to their speaker’s gender in two seventeenth-century plays by Margaret Cavendish and Aphra Behn. View

Fictional correspondence networks

Look at epistolary novels in a new way. This sample visualization provides an interactive representation of the letter-writing networks at the heart of The History of Emily Montague (1769). Explore

Parallel Coordinates for WWO

Examine the WWO corpus at a single glance. This visualization allows you to inspect the collection according to properties like page length, number of quotations from external sources, or frequency of bibliographic citation. View

Mean and Deviation

See how texts in Women Writers Online vary from the textbase mean for a number of categories, such as average length or number of places mentioned in the text. Explore