The Hierarchy of Characters Quantitative Dominance Relations in Russian Drama

1. Abstract

Network analysis methods are not a novelty in literary studies and in drama’s research in particular. However, one approach is not enough to cover all the nuances of characters’ relations. In this study, I combined network analysis methods and quantitative measures. This work is the first look at ‘quantitative dominance relations’ in Russian drama. Also, I present the method to divide characters of each play into groups of importance. It is used to assess the development of the structure of dramatis personae over time.

Eugenia Ustinova (, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Theme: Lux by Bootswatch.