Here’s an excerpt from the introduction to my mapping essay.
In Denis Wood’s book, Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas, he asserts that “Denied by science, resisted by modern art, the narrative reading is inescapable. Make the most of it!” (11). He then applies this notion to a variety of texts, specifically maps, which he believes can be used to tell a story about a place. He demonstrates this through the multiple maps that he constructs of Boylan Heights, a neighborhood in North Carolina. His maps create a narrative of the area, revealing the qualities of its location and its inhabitants. I sought to create my own narrative atlas through the location that I chose and the time period in which I specified.
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