Sand in the Mapmaking Machinery: The Role of Media Differences

Øyvind Eide


In this article, I show how media differences play out in the relationship between texts and maps. I use as case studies two fictional texts, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719) and Kazuo Ishiguro's The Unconsoled (1995). The aim is to test the applicability of comparison to abstract maps as a way of understanding texts. I  then widen the scope  by highlighting results from a mapping seminar held in June 2015, which featured exercises based on different texts.


methods; fiction; Defoe; Ishiguro; textual analysis

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