The Railway Guide’s Experiments in Cartography: Narrative, Information, Advertising

@article{Choi2015TheRG,
  title={The Railway Guide’s Experiments in Cartography: Narrative, Information, Advertising},
  author={T. Y. Choi},
  journal={Victorian Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={57},
  pages={251 - 283}
}
  • T. Y. Choi
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Victorian Studies
More than compendia of departure times and fare information, popular railway guides sought to make sense of an unfamiliar journey for travelers, to lend coherence to and realign representation with what was otherwise a dislocating experience of time and space. Early versions suggested that narrative might provide legible coordinates for cartographic reorientation, while also inviting readers to transform themselves into authors and to script their own journeys and destinations in the form of… Expand
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