Placing Literature ~ Where Your Book Meets the Map

| January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments 

With the international element of our days these days, it seems appropriate to think about geographical setting.

Setting is a vital component in any work of literature- from Charles Dickens’s London to Mark Twain’s Hannibal. Putting a story in the context of a real physical location gives stories context, placing readers in a familiar locale as the story unfolds.

Placing Literature is a new, & growing, online database of places from scenes in literature- sourced & plotted by readers & researchers. Created by an author, an engineer, & a geographer, the goal of Placing Literature is to connect readers to the places they are reading about, highlighting the meanings, values and emotions attached to a space.

Can you, and your students, add to the crowd sourcing and continue to create a respected reference material for future research. Get reading. Get mapping.

Category: 2) Useful n Interesting

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