Category Archives: Mapping Analysis

Christine Wiltz’s Glass House: The Urban Spaces and Racial Enclaves of Contemporary New Orleans

by Suzanne W. Jones At the end of the twentieth century cities of the Northeast and Midwest had the highest levels of black-white residential segregation and racial isolation in the country; however, when segregation levels are measured at the block … Continue reading

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Tourist Attractions and Relationship Expectations in A Small Hotel

by Bridget Maguire Robert Olen Butler takes readers on an intimate journey into the French Quarter of New Orleans in his novel, A Small Hotel (2011). ¬†On the day Kelly is supposed to be finalizing her divorce, she goes back … Continue reading

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Seclusion by Choice: A Mapping Analysis of The Moviegoer

By Weston Harty In The Moviegoer, Binx Bolling has distanced himself from his family and the older, more prominent neighborhoods in New Orleans in order to observe from afar the nature of the city and conduct his search, an attempt … Continue reading

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Mapping Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery

By Gino Grieco The novel Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana, and it really could not take place anywhere else; the city itself plays a major role in the story, often enabling a discussion of … Continue reading

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The Self-Realization of Edna Pontellier and her Personal Awakening, Charted Through the Geographical Locations in the Novel

By Maddy Boylan George Kate Chopin moves the action in The Awakening from Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico, to the French Quarter in New Orleans, and then back to Grand Isle. The movement of the protagonist between island … Continue reading

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