The Bechdel Test and the Social Form of Character Networks

@article{Selisker2015TheBT,
  title={The Bechdel Test and the Social Form of Character Networks},
  author={Scott Selisker},
  journal={New Literary History},
  year={2015},
  volume={46},
  pages={505 - 523}
}
This essay describes the popular Bechdel Test—a measure of women’s dialogue in films—in terms of social network analysis within fictional narrative. It argues that this form of vernacular criticism arrives at a productive convergence with contemporary academic critical methodologies in surface and postcritical reading practices, on the one hand, and digital humanities, on the other. The data-oriented character of the Bechdel Test, which a text rigidly passes or fails, stands in sharp contrast… Expand
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