Brecht Beats Shakespeare! – A Card-Game Introduction to the Network Analysis of European Drama (poster contribution to DH2018)

This is our DH2018 poster contribution: "Brecht Beats Shakespeare! – A Card-Game Introduction to the Network Analysis of European Drama". Release date: 27 June 2018, Ciudad de México.<br><br>The poster contains a full-fledged card game that sets out to instruct players in European literary history and network theory. The cards contain social networks extracted from 32 plays in 12 European languages reaching from antiquity up to the modern age (from Aeschylus to Beckett).<br><br>A network visualisation and a handful of network-analytical values produce comparability. This type of card game is known to English speakers as "Top Trumps", or as "Supertrumpf" in the German context.<br><br>Graphs were visualised with Gephi using "Force Atlas 2" as default layout algorithm. The colour gradient from red to blue indicates different communities distinguished from each other by employing standard threshold values. This division does not have to be meaningful per se.<br><br>The underlying data is available on our GitHub repo.