“The Double Life of Pagan Dance: Indigenous Rituality, Early Modern Dance, and the Language of US Newspapers”

European Journal of Theatre and Performance, September 2021.

Figure 7 (left):
Alluvial Graph of Initial ‘Dataset of Terms and Tropes’. Article Theme or Type, Population Described, Terms Used, and Article Trope of ‘paganism’. The dataset highlights the predominance of ‘historical’, holiday, and preacher articles on ‘pagan dance’ in historical newspapers. Christian-historical and descriptions of Indigenous dance dominate language of ‘pagan dance’ discourse in the dataset. Developed in collaboration with Jan-Erik Stange and Franziska Diehr by use of Open Refine and RawGraphs.
Figure 8 (right):
Alluvial Graph of ‘pagan dance’ articles by newspaper, year, and theme. This graph provides a more detailed look at what kinds of newspapers were consulted from the digital archive, from what years, as well as the diversity of article themes/types produced.  Developed in collaboration with Jan-Erik Stange and Franziska Diehr by use of Open Refine and RawGraphs.