Moretti shadow puppets

Hi all,

Just wanted to share this photo from Moretti’s talk at NYU last week that Jojo and I attended. Very interesting stuff. As you can see, in addition to his work on distant reading, the projects on which he collaborates with his graduate students at the Stanford Literary Lab, Moretti is also something of an amateur shadow puppeteer. Just what animal haunts the vertical axis of this 18th- & 19th-century literary popularity/prestige graph?

moretti shadow puppet