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Digital literary atlas of Ireland 1922-1949 Dr Charles Travis

Digital Literary Atlas of Ireland, 1922-1949

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The Digital Literary Atlas of Ireland, 1922-1949, provides literary, historical and geo-spatial perspectives on Ireland from drawn from the works of selected Irish writers in the early twentieth century.

This digital environmental humanities project is hosted by the Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, and provides interactive mapping and timeline features for academics and the public interested in the intersections of Irish literary culture, history and geography.

The Digital Literary Atlas of Ireland is informed by an observation made by the Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney in The Place of Writing (1989):

“The usual assumption, when we speak of writers and place, is that the writer stands in some directly expressive or interpretative relationship to the milieu. He or she becomes a voice of the spirit of the region. The writing is infused with the atmosphere, physical and emotional, or a certain landscape or seascape . . .”.