The Literary Data Gallery consists of a collection of visualizations derived from quantitative information about black novels and novelists. The visualizations represent the convergence of African American literary studies and data storytelling.
This project explores possibilities for engaging expansive bodies of data related to literary art. Moving beyond the typical approach of examining one novel at a time, we consider the implications studying large numbers of books. Data visualizations facilitate our abilities to study and showcase information about literary art and history through the use of technology.
The Literary Data Gallery is part of the Black Literature Network, a joint project from African American literary studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the History of Black Writing at the University of Kansas. The project is made possible by generous support from the Mellon Foundation.