The Routledge Handbook of Literature and Space

The Routledge Handbook of Literature and Space

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The "spatial turn" in literary studies is transforming the way we think of the field. The Routledge Handbook of Literature and Space maps the key areas of spatiality within literary studies, offering a comprehensive overview but also pointing towards new and exciting directions of study. The interdisciplinary and global approach provides a thorough introduction and includes thirty-two essays on topics such as:

Spatial theory and practice

Critical methodologies

Work sites

Cities and the geography of urban experience

Maps, territories, readings.
The contributors to this volume demonstrate how a variety of romantic, realist, modernist, and postmodernist narratives represent the changing social spaces of their world, and of our own world system today.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 25.4mm | 826g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 1138816353
  • 9781138816350
  • 1,859,281

About Robert T. Tally

Robert T. Tally Jr. is Associate Professor of English at Texas State University, USA.
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Table of contents

Introduction: The Reassertion of Space in Literary Studies
Robert T. Tally Jr.
Part I. Spatial Theory and Practice
1. In, Of, Out, With, and Through: New Perspectives in Literary Geography
Marc Brosseau
2. Critical Literary Geography
Andrew Thacker
3. Senses of Place
Neal Alexander
4. Inventions of Space: Deleuze between Concept and Event
Tom Conley
5. Phenomenology, Place, and the Spatial Turn
Eric Prieto
6. Spatializing Practices at the Intersections: Representations and Productions of Spaces
Gerhard van den Heever
Part II. Critical Methodologies
7. Literary Geography and the Digital: The Emergence of Neogeography
Peta Mitchell
8. Reading as Mapping
Christina Ljungberg
9. Sound and Rhythm in Literary Space-Time
Sheila Hones
10. Elizabeth Bishop In and Out of Place: A Topopoetic Approach
Tim Cresswell
11. Literature Across Scales
Hsuan L. Hsu
12. Digital Literary Cartographies: Mapping British Romanticism
David Cooper
13. Literature and Land Surveying
Sarah Luria
Part III. Work Sites
14. Atopia / Non-Place
Siobhan Carroll
15. Heterotopies: The Possible and the Real in Foucault, Beckett, and Calvino
Amanda Dennis
16. Dreams, Memories, Longings: The Dimension of Projected Places in Fiction
Barbara Piatti
17. Imaginative Regions
Juha Ridanpaa
18. Neighbourhoods: Thick Description in the City
Julie Sanders
19. Islands: Literary Geographies of Possession, Separation, and Transformation
James Kneale
20. Island Spatialities
Johannes Riquet
Part IV. Cities and the Geography of Urban Experience
21. The City Novel: Measuring Referential, Spatial, Linguistic, and Temporal Distances
Lieven Ameel
22. From the City of London to the Desert Island: Defoe and the Writing of Space and Place
Emmanuelle Peraldo
23. The Speculative Fictional Mapping of Literary Johannesburg's Spaces in Beukes's Zoo City and Grey's The Mall
Irikidzayi Manase
24. Space of Difference in Subterranean Toronto
Amy Lavender Harris
25. On This Spot: Materialism, Memory, and the Politics of Absence in Greenwich Village
Elayne Tobin
26. The Following is an Account of What Happened: Plot, Space, and the Art of Shadowing
Jean-Francois Duclos
Part V. Maps, Territories, Readings
27. From the Spatial Turn to the Spacetime-Vitalist Turn: Mahjoub's Navigation of a Rainmaker and Owuor's Dust
Russell West-Pavlov
28. Environmental Determinism and American Literature: Historicizing Geography and Form
Rebecca Walsh
29. Mapping Without Maps: Memory and Cartography in Las Casas's Very Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies
Ricardo Padron
30. Joycean Chronotopography: Homer, Dante, Ulysses
Charles Travis
31. Intellectual Cartographies of the Cold War: Latin American Visitors to the People's Republic of China, 1952-1958
Rosario Hubert
32. Feminist Geocritical Activism: Natalie Barney's Writing of Women's Spaces into Women's Places
Amy D. Wells
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