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The Routledge Handbook of Literature and Space

Edited by: Robert T. Tally

Print publication date:  January  2017
Online publication date:  January  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138816350
eBook ISBN: 9781315745978
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315745978
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Book description

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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  In, of, out, with, and through Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Critical Literary Geography Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Senses of Place Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Inventions of Space Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Phenomenology, Place, and the Spatial Turn Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Spatializing Practices at the Intersections Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Literary Geography and the Digital Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Reading as Mapping Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Sound and Rhythm in Literary Space-Time Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Elizabeth Bishop in and out of Place Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Literature Across Scales Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Digital Literary Cartographies Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Literature and Land Surveying Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Atopia / Non-Place Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Heterotopias Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Dreams, Memories, Longings Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Imaginative Regions Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Neighbourhoods Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Islands Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Island Spatialities Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The City Novel Download PDF
Chapter  22:  From the City of London to the Desert Island Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Speculative Fictional Mapping of Literary Johannesburg’s Spaces in Beukes’s Zoo City and Grey’s The Mall  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Spaces of Difference in Subterranean Toronto Download PDF
Chapter  25:  On this Spot Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Following is an Account of What Happened Download PDF
Chapter  27:  From the Spatial Turn to the Spacetime-Vitalist Turn Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Environmental Determinism and American Literature Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Mapping without Maps Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Joycean Chronotopography Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Intellectual Cartographies of the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Feminist Geocritical Activism Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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