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 more

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  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 25.4mm | 826g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 1138816353
  • 9781138816350
  • 1,505,419

About Robert T. Tally

Robert T. Tally Jr. is Associate Professor of English at Texas State University, more

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 Indexshow more