Dear Vic Lit —
If any of you have an interest in helping to build a digital model of the human networks of _Middlemarch_, I would be thrilled. There’s a tool called Neatline that seems like it could produce a fascinating digital object from Eliot’s great novel of human connection and sympathetic interlinking.
I would be willing to offer extra credit and/or potential credit for the second paper project (depending on the parameters we work out). Let’s talk if you’re interested. This could be quite amazing. If you’re a digitally-savvy computer person — or are interested in multimedia scholarship generally– consider it. Here’s the tool: http://neatline.org/about/. Sample projects — why are the all civil war battles?– are here: http://neatline.org/neatline-in-action/.