Map Your Hero(ine)


Cartmell, Deborah. “Adapting Children’s Literature.” The Cambridge Companion to Literature on Screen, edited by Imelda Whelehan and Deborah Cartmell, Cambridge UP, 2007, pp. 167-180.

Cutchins, Dennis. “Introduction to the Companion.” The Routledge Companion to Adaptation, edited by Dennis Cutchins, Katja Krebs, and Eckart Voigts, Routledge, 2018, pp. 1-4.

Griggs, Yvonne. “A theoretical overview.” The Bloomsbury Introduction to Adaptation Studies: Adapting the Canon in Film, TV, Novels and Popular Culture. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016, pp. 1-10.

Hutcheon, Linda. A Theory of Adaptation. Taylor and Francis Group, 2012.

Zaiontz, Keren, and Linda Hutcheon. “The Art of Repeating Stories: An Interview with Linda Hutcheon.” Performing Adaptations: Essays and Conversations on the Theory and Practice of Adaptation, edited by Michelle MacArthur, et al. Cambridge Scholars Publisher, 2009, pp. 1-9.

Hoorn, Johan F., and Elly A. Konijn. “Perceiving and Experiencing Fictional Characters: An Integrative Account. Japanese Psychological Research 45.5 (2003): 250-68.
Deijl, Lucas van der, et al. “Mapping the Demographic Landscape of Characters in Recent Dutch Prose: A Quantitative Approach to Literary Representation.” Journal of Dutch Literature 7.1 (2016), 20-42.  See also Personagebank:

Smeets, Roel, Maarten De Pourcq, and Antal van den Bosch. “Modeling Conflict: Representations of Social Groups in Present-Day Dutch Literature.” Journal of Cultural Analytics 6 (4 June 2021): 1-31.

Anderson, Kristin J., and Donna Cavallaro. “Parents or Pop Culture? Children’s Heroes and Role Models.” Childhood Education 78.3 (2002): 161-168. DOI: 10.1080/00094056.2002.10522728

Childress, Clayton. “Reading Novels into Life.” Under the Cover: The Creation, Production and Reception of a Novel. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2017. 207-208.

Duncan, Samantha. “What Are We Doing When We Read Novels? Reading Circles, Novels & Adult Reading Development.” Diss. U of London, 2009.

Meek, Margaret. How Texts Teach What Readers Learn. Stroud: The Thimble Press, 1988.

Papashvily, Helen Waite. All the Happy Endings. A Study of the Domestic Novel in America, the Women Who Wrote It, the Women Who Read It, in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Harper, 1956.

Rose, Jonathan. The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes. London: Yale UP, 2002.

Bamman, David, Brendan O’Connor, Noah A. Smith. “Learning Latent Personas of Film Characters.” Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics 4-9 August 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria. Association for Computational Linguistics, 2013. 352–61.

Jockers, Matthew L. Macroanalysis : Digital Methods and Literary History. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2013. ProQuest Ebook Central,

Jockers, Matthew L., and Gabi Kirilloff. “Understanding Gender and Character Agency in the 19th Century Novel.” Journal of Cultural Analytics, 1 Dec. 2016. 1-26. DOI: 10.22148/16.010

Kraicer, Eve, and Andrew Piper. “Social Characters: The Hierarchy of Gender in Contemporary English-Language Fiction.” Journal of Cultural Analytics, 30 Jan. 2018.

Piper, Andrew. Data and Literary Study. Chicago & London: U of Chicago P, 2018.

Shepard, Louisa. “‘May the Force Be With You’ and Other Fan Fiction Favorites.” Penn Today, 18 Dec. 2019. and the fan engagement meter:

Underwood, Ted, et al. “The Transformation of Gender in English-Language Fiction.” Journal of Cultural Analytics, 13 Feb. 2018. See also Underwood’s video (2.51 mins): and Underwood’s site on gender visualisation