On Social Networks in Plays and Novels

On Social Networks in Plays and Novels

Author(s)

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

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Volume 2 - October 2013 (10)

Abstract

Literary works can be analysed in the framework of network theories, as proposed for instance by the Stanford Literary Laboratory, in some of their experiments. In fact, the plot of a play or a novel can be displayed as a network of interacting characters, where the timeline of the plot is projected on a planar graph. Here we discuss this approach and how it can help in highlighting some features of the literary work.

Keywords

Literary Experiments, Literary Laboratories, Networks

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