Monthly Archives: April 2016

Share your favorite places from literature

Have you checked out the new share feature on PlacingLiterature.com? Literary places already plotted on the map can automatically be shared on Facebook and Twitter, allowing you to show your friends and followers your favorite places in world literature. A unique URL can also be generated for inclusion on other social networks and websites and in research papers and other documents. The share button can be found on the Actions tab for each scene card.

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In addition, every new place is automatically tweeted out to our followers, making it easy for you to retweet the places you have mapped.

Check out PlacingLiterature.com to map your favorite novels, discover new books by geography and share your literary journeys with friends.

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New Dickens Collection in Progress

ds-logoWe’ve recently partnered up with the Dickens Society–an international organization dedicated to conduct, further, and support research, publication, instruction, and general interest in the life, times, and literature of Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870)–to create a Charles Dickens Collection on PlacingLiterature.com. An on-going and continually growing project, the collection is being mapped by volunteer members of the society who would like to (re)read works written by Dickens and dive deeper into the places the author wrote about in his novels and short stories.

I guess you’d call the group effort a kind of crowdsourced, crowd-sourced project. Although, some contributors are sharing responsibility for mapping specific novels–which would be crowdsourcing a crowdsourcing of a crowd-sourced project. Ok, my head hurts. Check out more information on the Dickens Blog and contact emily.bowles [at]york.ac.uk to get involved with the project.