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The Emotions of London

About the project

Status: archive

Project team: Ryan Heuser, Zephyr Frank, Franco Moretti;

Start date: Jun 1, 2016

End date: Dec 31, 2016

Last updated: Dec 31, 2016

Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century novels are notoriously brimming with emotions of all kinds. But where, exactly, do their characters feel anger, sadness, fear, surprise, and so on? Combining the resources of literary geography, and the potentialities of digital crowdsourcing, “The Emotions of London” is creating an emotional map of the English metropolis, charting the affective significance of the thousands of place-names mentioned in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century novels.