Geography

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Mapping At The Mountains of Madness

Posted by Matt Mckinley on December 14, 2016

This story map is an attempt to geographically chart both the real fictional locations detailed in Lovecraft's novella, At the Mountains of Madness.

In At The Mountains of Madness, Lovecraft's first-person writing style lends the reader an account of the names and coordinates of both real and imagined places, displaying the overlap between Lovecraft's fictional universe and our human world.

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GenreMapper

Posted by Catherine DeRose on May 24, 2012

GenreMapper is particularly helpful for exploring questions related to the representation of the world in nineteenth-century novels. The visualization currently plots the real-world locations that are referenced in novels from 1800-1900, though this time period could be expanded. GenreMapper indicates the relative frequency with which locations are referenced through a sliding color scale; white equals the lowest frequency, dark red the highest. It also allows users to filter findings based on genre(s), which facilitates analyses of the global scope of individual genres.