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Intertextuality and narrative context: digital narratology?

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author NelisDamien, ForstallChristopher, Galli Milic Lavinia,
Project Intertextuality in Flavian Epic Poetry
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Journal of data mining and digital humanities
Page(s) 1 - 26
Title of proceedings Journal of data mining and digital humanities

Open Access

Type of Open Access Website


In this paper we try to bring into dialogue traditional study of literary allusion in Latin poetry and modern digital techniques. In particular, we attempt to show how the study of complex verbal allusion must always be related to wider narrative contexts, and we then go on to ask the question whether computerised searching may be able to work on both the verbal and thematic level. Overall, our aim is to work with the intertext search tool Tesserae and to explore ways of refining its search techniques to include narrative structural patterns as well as verbal reuse.