Sterne and Hogarth in parallel
by A. Torelli, E. Notti.

INTRODUCTION
Structure of the hypertext

 


CULTURAL BACKGROUND


John Loche
Changes
Samuel Johnson
A quotation
Biography
Coffee Houses
Händel

 


COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSES


Art
Music
Philosophy
Theatre

 


HOGARTH BIOGRAPHY


Gin Lane and Beer Street
Masquerades and Operas

 


STERNE BIOGRAPHY


Satire

 


WHAT THEY HAVE IN COMMON


Lines
David Garrick
Analysis of Beauty
Addison
Shaftesbury

 

 

  

Introduction

We have focused on the cultural background Hogarth and Sterne had in common. They shared a great interest in all fields of art and the same philosophical view influenced by Locke. This is very clear when first reading the book. It is for this reason that we identified all the passages in the novel which refer to four main fields of arts and graphically turned them into a sort of general table reflecting the whole structure of the novel. Each column is dedicated to a specific topic, that is music, theatre, philosophy and the visual arts. We want to make it clear that these topics are treated separately in order to give a general impression of what a mixture of the arts might be like, with no "real" link between them. After this, we shaped the same data as a hypertext, so that the reader could perceive the interconnected structure.

Since the comparison between Hogarth and Sterne was our main interest we payed more attention to painting. Music, theatre and philosophy were developed in the hypertextual section of our work as parts of the cultural background both artists shared

  Structure of the hypertext
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There are four main sections: "cultural background", "Hogarth", "Sterne" and "what they have in common". Each of them has back and forth links to other sub-pages. The work is structured in the following way:

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Notes are given at the bottom of each page. Further comments and notes are given after quotations from the book.

As for the table:TSP stands for Tristram Shandy Penguin Edition (Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Penguin Classics 1997); FE stands for the Florida Edition (Melvyn New, Richard A. Davies and W. G. Day, edits. The Florida Edition of the Works of Laurence Sterne, "Tristram Shandy" the notes vol III); AB stands for William Hogarth, The Analysis of Beauty edited with an introduction and notes by Ronald Paulson, New Haven, London: Yale University Press. 1997

 

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