Digital Literary Atlas of Ireland,
Welcome to the Digital Literary Atlas of Ireland
Second Edition, edited by Charles Travis & Richard Breen
The usual assumption, when we speak of writers and place, is that the writer stands in some directly expressive or interpretative relationship to the milieu. He or she becomes a voice of the spirit of the region. The writing is infused with the atmosphere, physical and emotional, or a certain landscape or seascape, and while the writer’s immediate purpose may not have any direct bearing upon the regional or national background, the background is sensed as a distinctive element in the work.' - Seamus Heaney The Place of Writing (1989)
This digital atlas provides literary, historical and cartographic perspectives on Ireland from 1922 to 1949 drawn from the works of fourteen Irish writers. This project is based in the Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities and provides visual and textual interactive features for academics and the public at large interested in the intersection of literary culture, local history and Irish geography. Map data is hosted in a geographical information system and is linked to the 'aesthetic landscapes' contained in each writer's various works, within an interactive digital platform.