The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship

Mark Pedretti

Dr. Mark Pedretti (Lecturer, Department of English) examined literary artifacts surrounding the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.  Drawing primarily upon Ibuse Masuji’s 1965 novel Black Rain (Kuroe Ame), along with photographic archives of Hiroshima both before and after the bombing, Pedretti used the novel’s obsessive attention to place names as a way of virtually reconstructing the city. The goal of this project has been to use geospatial information coordinating technology to precisely describe the locations of Ibuse’s novel, and to visualize a place that, for many Americans, remains a distant abstraction.

 

  • Freedman Fellows 2011 Announced
  • Freedman Fellows Program 2011
  • Freedman Center Fellow Program 2010
  • Freedman Fellows 2009 Announced

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