The Kansas Literary Map has been the result of a decades long commitment by Kansas writer and Washburn University professor Thomas Averill.
In examining Dante’s first geographic reference in the Inferno, a mention of Virgil’s home of Mantua in Lombardy, an anachronism is revealed.
The North Carolina Literary Map–maintained by ERIT, University Libraries, and UNCG–provides thorough information about books and authors from the state.
The next large mapping project Booma will be taking on is the first part of Dante’s Divine Comedy, the Inferno.
In 2005 the New York Times asked readers to submit the names of locations in Manhattan that appeared in literature. The result was one of the most influential early digital literary maps.
The Literary Map of Detroit, which is edited by Frank D. Rashid of Marygrove College, includes a series of probing descriptions that capture the landscape of one of America’s most rapidly changing cities.
A interactive map of the locations that appear in Harold Bell Wright’s The Mine with the Iron Door.
Check out our interactive map of locations from books and poems selected by our early contributors.
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