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  1. 1. “A Pictorial Chart of American Literature,” 1932, shows 19 female writers at top and 19 male writers at bottom, along with important historical events on the side borders. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  2. 2. Maps allow us to investigate literature in unique ways, visually situating writers and their works in geography and history. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  3. 3. This 1933 map places authors and their worksacross the nation. Although not yet a state, Alaska Territory is prominently included. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  4. 4. This inset from the previous map proclaims New England to be “The Birthplace of American Literature,” pointing out authors’ homes and the settings of various works. The map helps explain the prominence of seafaring tales in the early period of American literature, noting MobyDickand Two Years BeforetheMast, as well as regional works referring to water features, such as Walden Pond and TheDeepening Stream. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  5. 5. Henry David Thoreau was keenly interested in cartography. He producedthis map of Walden Pond, complete with landmarks and depths producedby soundings. Published in the first (1854) edition of Walden; or , Life in the Woods, it has peculiarly been omitted from many modern editions. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  6. 6. Literary Maps | GIMMS This map depicts the voyage of Captain Ahab’s ship in Herman Meville’s MobyDick. In addition to the detailed illustrations, the map’s locations help readers comprehend the vastness of the journey and Ishmael’s profound desolation when the Pequodsinks.
  7. 7. Transatlantic journeys in Henry James’ novels: the author often sends his protagonists from America to Europe, taking them from innocence to experience. Literary Maps | GIMMS
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  9. 9. Greenwich Village, New York City, 1920s Indiana’s own TheodoreDreiser appears in various places. Also notable are Willa Cather, e.e. cummings, Henry James, Jack London, and Upton Sinclair. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  10. 10. The Harlem Renaissance, named after the Manhattan neighborhood, was a huge outpouring of African- American publications and musical or theatrical performances. From 1917 to at least the mid- 1930s, this was a primary cultural hub for the increased northward migration. James Baldwin, Countee Cullen, W.E.B. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, & Zora Neale Hurston are on this map, along with famous musical venues and theaters. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  11. 11. Literary Maps | GIMMS With a highly simplified map of Manhattan and two-thirds of its space devoted to portraits and information, this map certainly assumes readers as its audience.
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  15. 15. “Classical” Hollywood, of the 1930s-1940s Literary Maps | GIMMS
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  17. 17. Literary San Francisco This map fills each outlined neighborhood or park with an associated quote. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  18. 18. Travels of Dean Moriarty, protagonist of Jack Kerouac’s Onthe Road Literary Maps | GIMMS
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  20. 20. Chicago Indiana’s TheodoreDreiser and George Ade appearhere. Other famous writers shown here include MargaretAnderson, Saul Bellow, Frank Norris, Upton Sinclair, William Carlos Williams, and the architectFrank Lloyd Wright. Harriet Monroe’s little magazine Poetryappearsat the lower left. Her publication helped usher in the Modernist poetry style, as well as works in translation such as those by Rabindranath Tagore, who won a Nobel Prize the year after appearing in Poetry. Literary Maps | GIMMS
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  25. 25. Faulkner’s hand-drawn map of the locations covered in his novels Standard map of the same locale Literary Maps | GIMMS
  26. 26. Literature of the slave-holding states Frederick Douglass appears in Maryland, Zora Neale Hurston in Florida, and Richard Wright’s birthplace in Mississippi is shown, although he later lived in Memphis and Chicago. Rivers feature prominently in Southern literature that deals with slaves, as they represent legal borders as well as corridors for travel. Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin in outrage at the scenes she saw across the Ohio River, and Mark Twain’s HuckleberryFinn is motivated in part by Jim and Huck traveling the Mississippi River after missing its junction with the Ohio, which would have led the pair to free states. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  27. 27. Literary Maps | GIMMS Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn primarily takes place along the Mississippi River.
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  29. 29. Contemporary African-American literature (as of 1996) Literary Maps | GIMMS
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  31. 31. TwoVisionsof Batman’s GothamCity Literary Maps | GIMMS DC Comics asked Eliot R. Brown to produce the left map in preparation for Batman: NoMan’s Land, a story arc in which an earthquake hits the city. The slightly different right map was produced for Christopher Nolan’s DarkKnight trilogy.
  32. 32. This fan-generated map of Panem, from the Hunger Games books, was meticulously plotted with topographicinformation. The mappers supply copious details—but also spoilers!—on their livejournal pages about their process of creating this map. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  33. 33. Caribbean literature Literary Maps | GIMMS
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  36. 36. In the fairy tale of Cinderella […] versions containing the gathering of bones are documented in China, Vietnam, India, Russia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Serbia, Dalmatia, Sicily, Sardinia, Provence, Brittany, Lorraine, Scotland, and Finland. So immense and varied a distribution precludes the possibility that the presence of this theme in the fable’s plot is the result of a casual graft. A further hypothesis is permissible: namely, that the version which includes the resurrection of the killed animal is the more complete one. — Carlo Ginzburg, Ecstasies Literary Maps | GIMMS
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  40. 40. Washington Irving’s travels in Europe Literary Maps | GIMMS
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  42. 42. As the inset text explains, all the “wrong” erotic choices of the 19th century British bildungsroman involve a woman who is French or has received a French education. Villains and Seducers, or the 19th Century British Literary View of France and Europe Literary Maps | GIMMS
  43. 43. World War II literary sites in Europe, North Africa,and the Middle East Literary Maps | GIMMS
  44. 44. Literature of World War II set in the Pacific Literary Maps | GIMMS
  45. 45. Map of a walk around Tintagel, a site long associated with King Arthur’s castle Literary Maps | GIMMS
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  47. 47. The literary efforts of authors like Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling helped produce Britain as “the empire upon which the sun never sets” in its national imagination. Literature of the British Empire Literary Maps | GIMMS
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  49. 49. Lake District, England, and the Romantics Literary Maps | GIMMS
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  51. 51. Jane Austen’s Southern England Literary Maps | GIMMS
  52. 52. Jane Austen’s Bath Literary Maps | GIMMS
  53. 53. Important places from Jane Austen’s life in Steventon, Hampshire Literary Maps | GIMMS
  54. 54. Walking tour of Jane Austen’s Bath Literary Maps | GIMMS
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  56. 56. Charles Dickens’ London Literary Maps | GIMMS
  57. 57. Sherlock Holmes’ London Unlike Doyle’s first two novels, which take place mostly south of the Thames, the short stories from 1891 onwards mostly focus on the West End and the City. The short stories were far more immediately popular than the novels. Holmes’ success may be due to the shift in location to what the public saw as the “right” space for detectives. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  58. 58. Literary Maps | GIMMS This map shows the locations of Holmes mysteries around England and within London
  59. 59. A favorite walk of Virginia Woolf’s family from their holiday residence, Talland House near St. Ives, to Zennor, where she owned cottages later in life. Up right, on Godrevy Island, is the lighthouse referencedin Woolf’s Tothe Lighthouse. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  60. 60. The Bloomsbury neighborhood of London is famed for modernist authors like T.S. Eliot, E.M. Forster, Wyndham Lewis, Virginia Woolf, and W.B. Yeats. Having the British Museum & Library, University College, the University of London, and Bloomsbury Theatreso close could not have hurt their shared sense of worldliness. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  61. 61. Literary Maps | GIMMS Tolkien, who wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series, lived in Britain’s second-most populous city, Birmingham
  62. 62. Literary Maps | GIMMS Another map of Tolkien’s Middle Earth from The Hobbit and the Lordof the Rings series
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  64. 64. Ireland Literary Maps | GIMMS
  65. 65. 18th Century Literary Dublin The map shows authors such as Edmund Burke, Thomas Moore,and Jonathan Swift, as well as some of their notable haunts like The Bleeding Horse pub and Brazen Head. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  66. 66. In the Waverley novels […] there is a three-estate time-line, running from a civilized estate […] up the king’s highway to a semi-civilized estate (or the “Lowland estate” at the base of a “formidable topographical barrier,” and finally over the barrier to a fully-feudal estate (or the “Highland estate,” the realm of Fergus, Burley, or Rob Roy). […] The final marriage between the Waverley hero (who has had Hanoverian political ties) and the Jacobite heiress does not cross the novel’s topographical barrier. […] Scottish culture, in the form of the Lowland estate, is incorporated into the nation, but Scottish political nationalism is left in the past, on the other side of the topographical barrier. — David Lipscomb, Geographies of Progress Literary Maps | GIMMS
  67. 67. There is no European nation, which, within the course of half a century, or little more, has undergone so complete a change as this kingdom of Scotland. The effects of the insurrection of 1745, – the destruction of the patriarchal power of the Highland chiefs, – the abolition of the heritable jurisdiction of the Lowland nobility and barons, – the total eradication of the Jacobite party, which, averse to intermingle with the English, or adopt their customs, long continued to pride themselves upon maintaining ancient Scottish manners and costumes, – commenced this innovation. The graduate influx of wealth, and extension of commerce, have since united to render the present people of Scotland a class of beings as different from their grandfathers, as the existing English are from those of Queen Elizabeth’s time. — Walter Scott, “A Postscript,” Waverley Literary Maps | GIMMS
  68. 68. Literary places of Scandinavia Literary Maps | GIMMS
  69. 69. Paris of the French Enlightenment – note Voltaire, Rousseau, and the Bastille Literary Maps | GIMMS
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  71. 71. Paris, 1920s Literary Maps | GIMMS
  72. 72. Paris as bohemia Literary Maps | GIMMS
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  74. 74. Encounters in a novel usually take place “on the road.” The Road is a particularly good place for random encounters. On the road, the spatial and temporal paths of the most varied people […] intersect at one spatial and temporal point. People who are normally kept separate by social and spatial distance can accidentally meet; any contrast may crop up, the most varied fates may collide and interweave with one another. — Mikhail Bakhtin, Forms of Time and of theChronotopein theNovel Literary Maps | GIMMS
  75. 75. Spanish Civil War This map shows battles, the various involvements of authors, and settings of novels and short stories. Among the authors are John Dos Passos, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Pablo Neruda, George Orwell, and Jean-Paul Sartre. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  76. 76. Dante’s Italy, showing the places in which he lived or traveled. The colored dots show the towns he discusses in DeVulgari Eloquentia, with split explained by the Appienne mountain range in the middle. Literary Maps | GIMMS
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  78. 78. Berlin in the 1920s was a cosmopolitan, bohemian center, with authors like Bertolt Brecht Literary Maps | GIMMS
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  80. 80. Dostoyevsky’s Saint Petersburg Literary Maps | GIMMS
  81. 81. Kafka’s Prague Literary Maps | GIMMS
  82. 82. Israeli literature Literary Maps | GIMMS
  83. 83. 20th Century Arabic world literature Produceda few years too early, an updated map would almost certainly also show Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis (2000). Her graphic novel takes place in Iran during and afterthe Islamic revolution, and takes its title from the ancient capital of the Persian Empire. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  84. 84. Literary Maps | GIMMS Franco Moretti uses this map of the northern African trade routes to critique the English depictions of North Africain colonial novels, none of which accommodatethis regional economic institution in their fiction. According to Moretti, ignoring this fact allowed these British novels to serve British interests by envisioning Africaas an unrefined resource rather than a land with histories and economies of its own.
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  86. 86. Literature of southern Japan The inset shows Kenzaburo Oe’s home village, Uchiko-chou. Literary Maps | GIMMS
  87. 87. Haruki Murakami’s Hard- Boiled Wonderland and theEnd ofthe World uses this map as its frontispiece, a subtle visual aid to readers confused by the novel’s unorthodox organization and surprising narrative conceit. Literary Maps | GIMMS

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