The main purpose of this thesis is to provide a complete study of the effect of terror in Edgar Allan Poe's works through the development of a detailed digital cartography of the author’s terror fiction. To achieve this goal, five maps will be created and divided into at least three main interrelated categories: spaces, themes, and characters. The main goal is to discern patterns that link spaces, themes, and characters, effectively achieving the effect of terror. In order to provide a complete study of the effect of terror, the corpus will englobe the totality of the Poesque oeuvre.
The objective with this PhD project is to analyse the spaces, characters and food of the Harry Potter series and the relations between them. Using the theoretical perspective proposed by Franco Moretti in Maps, Graphs and Trees, a cartography of J. K. Rowling’s saga will be created. This study of physical, mental and magical spaces from the world invented by Rowling, which still has not been made through means of the Digital Humanities, will be of great importance to understand the context of the books themselves and to increase its interest in an academic context.
Mapping the African American Space in Toni Morrison
MA Dissertation - Alice Gonçalves
The purpose of this work is to use Digital Humanities not only as the methodology for it, but also as the mode chosen to display research outcomes. The Digital Humanities will be used to map the characters’ journey, in Toni Morrison’s novels, through their spaces (African-American) and the spaces of others (usually white people), in order to find out what happens to them according to their movement or lack of it. This project also intends to show that the utopian space is white, while the heterotopic is black.