On Social Networks in Plays and Novels

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCES, Volume 2, October 2013 (10)

6 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2016

Date Written: October 1, 2013

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: Networks, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, English Literature, Social Networks, Literary Laboratories

Suggested Citation

Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina, On Social Networks in Plays and Novels (October 1, 2013). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCES, Volume 2, October 2013 (10), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2747977

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Turin ( email )

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, Torino 10129
Italy

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