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Literary Geographies

Literary Geographies

Literary Geographer Dr Charles Travis

Literary geography is defined as the study and interpretation of human-animal-physical landscapes and other geographical-geological-oceanic-terrestrial-atmospheric, climatic phenomena as depicted in diverse literary genres such as fiction, drama, poetry, prose, biography, historical documents, diaries, epistolary correspondence, essays, screenplays, and journalism, among other categories. Literary geographies operate on many interpenetrating scales and spectra from the cartographic representations of Literary GIS to the phenomenological impressions of the time-spaces of narratives as they intersect with writers' perceptions of landscapes, identities, and senses of place.

Interview with Dr Charles Travis in Fronteras (Center for Greater Southwestern Studies at UTA) Waxahachie Texas Through the Lens of Historical Geography, GIS, and Textual Analysis: A Conversation with Dr. Charles Travis

Digital Literary Atlas of Ireland 1922-1949

This digital atlas provides literary, historical and cartographic perspectives on Ireland from 1922 to 1949 drawn from the works of fourteen Irish writers. This project is based in the Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities and provides visual and textual interactive features for academics and the public at large interested in the intersection of literary culture, local history and Irish geography. Map data is hosted in a geographical information system and is linked to the 'aesthetic landscapes' contained in each writer's various works, within an interactive digital platform.

Larry McMurtry Literary Geography

The page contains interactive, digital maps that feature McMurtry' work, and in particular the physical landscapes associated with his Lonesome Dove tetralogy. The page was produced under the auspices of The Portal to Texas History fellowship.

Image Rene Descartes sketch of how a rainbow is formed in Discours de la methode, 1637.