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Modeling Dramatic Networks

About the project

Status: archive

Project team: Mark Algee-Hewitt, Zephyr Frank, Ryan Heuser, Franco Moretti;

Start date: Jun 1, 2016

End date: Jun 15, 2018

Last updated: Dec 31, 2016

This project arises from a systematic comparison of hundreds of dramatic networks from a dozen different literatures and historical periods. At this stage, we are using computer models to identify the fundamental properties of dramatic networks – with particular attention to the correspondence between genres and patterns of growth – and reflect on the relationship between modeling parameters and aesthetico-critical categories.