The character network of a given narrative models the structure formed by the relations in its character-system. Applications of character network analysis have usually disregarded temporality, possibly because of its representational complexity. This project describes a novel open source web application which models the character-system of theatre plays as a sequence of network states synchronised with the actual narrative content. The motivation for this development is ultimately to contribute to a better integration of distant and close reading practices.
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description Xanthos A., Pante I., Rochat Y. and Grandjean M. (2016), Visualising the Dynamics of Character Networks, Digital Humanities 2016, Krakow, 6p.
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