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The Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies

Edited by: Lieven Ameel

Print publication date:  August  2022
Online publication date:  August  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367645212
eBook ISBN: 9781003124931
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003124931
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Book description

Over the past decades, the growing interest in the study of literature of the city has led to the development of literary urban studies as a discipline in its own right. The Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies provides a methodical overview of the fundamentals of this developing discipline and a detailed outline of new directions in the field.



It consists of 33 newly commissioned chapters that provide an outline of contemporary literary urban studies. The Companion covers all of the main theoretical approaches as well as key literary genres, with case studies covering a range of different geographical, cultural, and historical settings. The final chapters provide a window into new debates in the field. The three focal issues are key concepts and genres of literary urban studies; a reassessment and critique of classical urban studies theories and the canon of literary capitals; and methods for the analysis of cities in literature.



The Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies provides the reader with practical insights into the methods and approaches that can be applied to the city in literature and serves as an important reference work for upper-level students and researchers working on city literature.

Chapter 15 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Literary Urban Studies Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Teaching Literary Urban Studies Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Map in City Literature Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Spatial Practice of Idling as a Bridge Between Victorian and Modernist City Literature Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Aesthetics of the City Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Palimpsest Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Recursive Cities Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Urban Satire in Ancient Rome Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Medieval Civic Encomium Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Metropolitan Miniature Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The City in Crime Fiction Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Infrastructural Forms Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The North African City Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Embodying City Writing Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Urban Mobilities in Francophone African Return Narratives Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Fictions and Frictions of Race and Space Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Form of a City Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Literary Representations of the 2008 Revolt in Athens Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Russian Provincial Town and the Modernist Bildungsroman Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Shaping the Right to the Megalopolis Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Mobilities in Montreal Fiction Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Black Metropolis Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Make the Neighborhood Great Again! Literature of Urban Decline and the Palimpsestic Imagination Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Writing Urban Warfare Download PDF
Chapter  25:  City Imaginaries From the Margins Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Contemporary Travel Writing of Delhi Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Urban Child and Hong Kong's Public Housing and Public Space in  Download PDF
Chapter  28:  An Invitation to the Critical Literary Urban Vocabularies of 1970s Japan Download PDF
Chapter  29:  City Outcasts Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Mapping the Informal City in World Literature Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Queer and Trans Theories of Urban Change Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Future Cities in Literature  Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Translocality in City Literature Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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