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dc.contributor.authorSmeets, Roel
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-27T08:40:03Z
dc.date.available2021-10-27T08:40:03Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51177
dc.description.abstractFiction has a major social impact, not least because it co-shapes the image that society has of various social groups. Drawing on a collection of 170 contemporary Dutch-language novels, Character Constellations presents a range of data-driven, statistical models to study depictions of characters in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, sexuality, and other identity categories. Incorporating the tools of network analysis, each chapter highlights an aspect of fictional social networks that affects the representation of social groups: their centrality, their communities, and their conflicts. While reading individual novels in light of emerging statistical patterns, combining the formal methods of social network analysis with the interpretive tools of narratology, this study shows how central societal themes such as (in)equality and emancipation, integration and segregation, and social mobility and class struggle are foregrounded, replicated, or distorted in the Dutch novel. Showcasing what character-based critiques of literary representation gain by integrating data-driven methods into the practice of critical close reading, Character Constellations contributes to societal debates on cultural representation and identity and the role fiction and art have in those debates.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSA Literary theoryen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groupsen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersen_US
dc.subject.otherDutch literature;social network analysis;Digital Humanities;literary representation;fictional charactersen_US
dc.titleCharacter Constellationsen_US
dc.title.alternativeRepresentations of Social Groups in Present-Day Dutch Literary Fictionen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11116/9789461664129en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy91436d3b-fb9a-45e9-8a57-08708b92dcdaen_US
oapen.relation.isFundedByf8086bb3-4491-4846-8538-b72c95d76c0d
oapen.relation.isbn9789462702950en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9789461664136en_US
oapen.pages270en_US
oapen.place.publicationLeuvenen_US
oapen.remark.publicFunder name: KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access
oapen.remark.publicHendrik Mullerfonds
oapen.remark.publicJ. E. Jurriaanse Stichting


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