Dr. Michael Gavin will conduct a workshop “Mapping Fiction: Challenges and New Possibilities” on Friday, October 25, 2019 from Noon to 2:00 pm in the Humanities Visualization Space (433 LAAH). Seating is limited to 20. RSVP required to email@example.com.
Following the methods outlined in Sally Bushell’s “Mapping Fiction: Spatialising the Literary Work” (2016) alongside Dennis Yi Tenen’s “Toward a Computational Archaeology of Fictional Space” (2018), this workshop will explore the possibility of bringing the technical sophistication of GIS mapping to bear on fiction without losing everything that makes literature interesting and valuable.
Dr. Gavin will also give a talk titled “Exploring EEBO: A Textual Geography of the Early Modern World” on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm in 453 LAAH. Open to the public.
Michael Gavin is associate professor of English at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of The Invention of English Criticism (Cambridge University Press, 2015). His current book project is titled Formal Expressions: Quantitative Theory for Early Modern Studies.