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Deep Mapping the Literary Lake District: A Geographical Text Analysis

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Publication date17/06/2022
PublisherBucknell University Press
Number of pages290
ISBN (electronic)9781684483778
ISBN (print)9781684483761, 9781684483754
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Deep Mapping the Literary Lake District pioneers, implements and critiques a new approach to literary analysis in the digital age. It combines innovative methods from literary studies, corpus linguistics, historical geography and geographical information science to propose a new model for combining close reading with distant approaches to textual analysis. This book focuses on a corpus of writing about the Lake District from 1622 to 1900 to illustrate how what we call a ‘deep mapping’ approach advances new ways of reading historical texts that combine big data with the attention to detail that is central to literary study. Deep Mapping the Literary Lake District exemplifies how the application of digital humanities approaches and geospatial tools can enhance our appreciation of the geographies that condition the way we perceive and respond to landscapes.