Working between programs and hiccups

For the most part, adapting Lead’s Bootleaf coding to suit my needs has been fairly flawless. I have been able to incorporate three maps, including Sherlock Holmes The Hound of Baskerville, Ouida’s Puck, and Virginia Woolf’s Flush. Somehow the...

Mapping Nonhumans

Originally I planned on using Brian McBride’s Bootleaf to launch this project of mapping nonhuman presence across a Victorian landscape. His template conveniently conjoins the benefits of Leaflet and Bootstrap, but its convenience is also its pitfall, at least...

“New” lenses

Given it was not that long ago since my last post, I would like to take this opportunity to stay with my last topic and brainstorm new and interesting ways I could approach canonical works. I will say with this current mapping challenge I somehow lucked out enough (or...

Interrogating the Western Canon

As a Victorianist, I strive to not teach imperial literature alone, although that composes a vast amount of my syllabus every semester. Alongside these texts, or succeeding them, are works that challenge imperial assumptions. If we are examining Victorian...

Digital Project Presentation

This past weekend I attended NAVSA to present the little bit I have built on QGIS. I map nonhuman animals across Victorian fiction, along with their human companions. I incorporate various attributes into my database such as race, class, breed, gender, ability, etc.,...