Mapping Maupassant's Bel-Ami01 Jun 2015
Mapping Maupassant’s Bel-Ami is a collaborative project developed in the advanced undergraduate course, FR453Y: La Belle Epoque: Société et Culture en France de 1800 à 1914, taught by Dr. Willa Z. Silverman at Penn State University. This project is an example of literary cartography, following the example of similar projects, such as “Mapping St. Petersburg: Experiments in Literary Cartography” and “Mapping Mrs. Dalloway.” The first iteration of the project took place in Fall 2012 and was built using a self-hosted Wordpress site and the Leaflet Maps Marker plugin. A second layer was added to the original site in Fall of 2014.
We are currently working on a new framework for the project using web standards and hosted with GitHub Pages. The framework prototype is up and running and the source code for the new site and the for the app running the framework can be found in the literaryparis and mapsandtexts GitHub repos.