Author Archives: Sarah J. Young

Mapping Machines article now online

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We wrote previously about our article “Mapping Machines: Transformations of the Petersburg Text” in Primerjalna književnost, 36.2 (2013), and can now announce that this issue, “The Spatial Turn in Literary Studies,” is available online. Our article features alongside others initially presented at … Continue reading

Mapping Gogol: methodology

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As part of our work to expand Mapping St Petersburg and develop the idea of experimenting with literary cartography, we have produced two maps visualizing the spatial arrangement of Gogol’s Peterburg Tales. The first marks all the place references in … Continue reading

Literature as data?

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Cross-posted with sarahjyoung.com. We’ve added a map of Dostoevsky’s addresses to the site, and this seems like a good opportunity to discuss the question of data. In comparison with our work on the Crime and Punishment maps, mapping addresses was … Continue reading

Welcome!

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Welcome to Mapping St Petersburg! This project aims to explore the relationship of the city of St Petersburg to the body of literature it has produced by developing a literary cartography: using maps to visualize and analyse the spatial dimensions … Continue reading