Reading Madrid is a work in progress and an offshoot of my doctoral research. My work delves into the interplay between fiction and geography (both physical and human) and explores how a corpus of works set in Madrid delineates the very peculiar topography, geographic, and social realities of an ever-expanding urban landscape. I am using TEI/XML, Xquery/XSLT/ExistDB, PHP/Python, R Studio/Leaflet/Shiny, QGIS, among others, to capture the complex, intertextual spatial and geographic data in these novels and map their overlapping literary spaces.

Find me on Twitter: @readingmadrid and @megancytron

Why I chose the novel Tiempo de silencio as a point of departure

An early peek at the R/Shiny Maps I'm creating: