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Towards a Geography of Fiction

It all starts with the supposedly simple questions: Where is literature set and why there? Europe offers an abundant wealth of fictionalised landscapes and cities. The nascent research area of literary geography / literary cartography aims at visibly rendering such complex overlays of real and fictional geographies. Against this background that an interactive prototype of a »Literary Atlas of Europe« is currently under development at the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation, ETH Zurich.

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Dreams, Longings, Memories – Visualising the Dimension of Projected Spaces in Fiction

Barbara Piatti, Anne-Kathrin Reuschel Dreams, Longings, Memories – Visualising the Dimension of Projected Spaces in Fiction ➔ Download at the bottom of the page Abstract: In fictional, narrated worlds (literature, movies, graphic novels etc.) so-called projected spaces can play an important role. They have different qualities than settings, since they are created and called up [...]

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Literary Hiking Guide: Es lächelt der See (in German)

Barbara Piatti Es lächelt der See – Literary Hikinguide at Rotpunktverlag Impessions from the advanced announcement of the new book publication:

uncertainty in fictional data: data modelling and visualisation

Modelling Uncertain Geodata for the Literary Atlas of Europe

Anne-Kathrin Reuschel Modelling Uncertain Geodata for the Literary Atlas of Europe ➔ Download at the bottom of the page Abstract: Mapping literary spaces is an interdisciplinary challenge for both literary theory and cartographic realisation. The inherent properties of textual space compared to real-world geospace are introduced and discussed in relation to build a data model for [...]

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Literary cartography an impulse generator

Barbara Piatti From the text to the map – Literary geography an impulse generator (Original title: Vom Text zur Karte – Literaturkartographie als Ideengenerator) ➔  Download at the bottom of the page Piatti, Barbara (2012): Vom Text zur Karte. Literaturkartographie als Ideengenerator. In: Kartographisches Denken. Hrsg. von Christian Reder. Wien: Springer 2012,  S. 269-279.  ➔ Download

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A Literary Atlas of Europe (Poster)

Anne-Kathrin Reuschel A Literary Atlas of Europe. Mapping and Analysing the Geography of Fiction with Interactive Tools ➔ Download at the bottom of the page In connection with a presentation of the ongoing doctoral thesis of Anne-Kathrin Reuschel (which covers all technical and cartographical questions of the »Literary Atlas of Europe«) a poster has been [...]