The Stanford Literary Laboratory has recently proposed the study of literature in the framework of network theories. The analysis is based on the fact that plots of plays or novels can be displayed as networks of interacting characters. Following this approach, we apply the Graph Visualization Software to two Shakespeareâ€™s plays to show how it can help in highlighting some features of their plots and display their timelines.
Literary experiments, Networks, Graph Visualization Software
- J. Sunyer, Big data meets the Bard, The Financial Time, 2013
- F. Moretti, Network theory, plot analysis, A Stanford Lit Lab Pamphlet, 2011, http://litlab.stanford.edu/LiteraryLabPamphlet2A.Text.pdf
- A.C. Sparavigna, On Social Networks in Plays and Novels, The International Journal of Sciences, 2013, Volume 2, Issue 10, Pages 20-25
- J. Stiller, D. Nettle and R.I.M. Dunbar, The small world of Shakespeareâ€™s plays, Human Nature, 2003, Volume 14, Issue 4, Pages 397-408
- D.J. Watts, Small Worlds, Princeton University Press, 1999
- D.J. Watts and S.H. Strogatz, Collective dynamics of â€œsmall-worldâ€ networks, Nature, 1998, Volume 393, Pages 440â€“442
- J. Ellson, E. Gansner, L. Koutsofios, S.C. North, G. Woodhull, Graphviz - Open Source Graph Drawing Tools, Graph Drawing, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2002, Volume 2265, Pages 483-484
- Jing Hua Zhao, Pedigree-drawing with R and Graphviz, Bioinformatics, 2006, Volume 22, Issue 8, Pages 1013-1014
- The DOT Language, http://www.graphviz.org/doc/info/lang.html
Cite this Article:
International Journal of Sciences is Open Access Journal.
This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) License.
Author(s) retain the copyrights of this article, though, publication rights are with Alkhaer Publications.