Welcome to the WWP Lab! This is the experimental area of Women Writers Online, a space for exploration and play where we make available some of the new tools, visualizations, and technologies we are working with. Some of these tools may eventually find their way into Women Writers Online, while others will always remain prototypes or proofs of concept. Explore the Lab, then let us know what you think. And, if you would like to use the XML files for the texts in Women Writers Online in your own research, please send an email with a brief description of your research plans to wwp@neu.edu

Dramatic speakers by gender

Two prototype visualizations showing the percentage of dramatic speeches according to their speaker’s gender in two seventeenth-century plays by Margaret Cavendish and Aphra Behn. View

Fictional correspondence networks

Look at epistolary novels in a new way. This sample visualization provides an interactive representation of the letter-writing networks at the heart of The History of Emily Montague (1769). Explore

Parallel Coordinates for WWO

Examine the WWO corpus at a single glance. This visualization allows you to inspect the collection according to properties like page length, number of quotations from external sources, or frequency of bibliographic citation. View

Mean and Deviation

See how texts in Women Writers Online vary from the textbase mean for a number of categories, such as average length or number of places mentioned in the text. Explore

Exploratory Visualization: “In the Text of Women Writers”

This exploratory visualization, created by Sarah Campbell and Zheng-yan Yu, shows genre- and chronology-based reference patterns for the most common person names, place names, and organization names in Women Writers Online. Explore