1. A “stats” page containing:
a. A list of authors with more than one book on the list ordered by total number of works.
b. A graph showing a breakdown of the list by genre (novel, short story collection, etc.).
c. A graph showing a breakdown of the list by the gender of the author.
2. The ability to view a version of the list containing only works written by women.
3. The ability to view a version of the list containing only novels or only short story collections.
4. A breakdown of the score received by each work showing how many points it has received from each factor. This information will appear in a pop-up box when users hover their mouse over the name of each book.
1. Expanded list with 500 titles.
2. New menu with improved navigation.
3. The option to show only one novel per author.
More features to come with v0.4.
I’m planning to add the following new features during the coming weeks for v0.3.
1. Customizable Number of entries – Users will be able to decide how many novels are listed per page.
2. Improved display menu – I will replace the current menu with a more intuitive sidebar that allows users to decide how to order the list (by rank, title, author, etc.) and allow them to cycle through the list more efficiently (by groups of 10, 25, or 100 titles).
3. An option for displaying only one novel per author – Users will be able to check a box that will produce a list that limits each author to a single entry, in effect producing an alternative list. This will give users the option to see what the canon would look like if it wasn’t oversaturated with novels by James and Faulkner.
4. The list will be extended to 500 novels.
Well, METACANON is now live, although the project is still in its early stages (v0.2).
I’ve also decided to start a blog for METACANON. You can come here for the latest news and updates on new developments.
This is also the place to come if you have comments, questions, or suggestions.