Contemporary Writing and the Politics of Space

Borders, Networks, Escape Lines

David Walton editor Juan Antonio Suárez editor


Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften

Published:31st May '17

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Contemporary Writing and the Politics of Space cover

This collective volume explores questions of space in contemporary literary texts from a range of theoretical perspectives. In addition to mapping the «spatial turn» in literary and cultural studies, this volume also brings together studies that apply spatial theory to the analysis of literary texts. Contributors tackle a broad range of themes, including how prose fiction addresses spaces of intimacy, abjection, espionage, discipline, madness, post-human identities, post-communist cities, the architecture of dystopia, and coercive medical practices. In turn, these themes open up analysis to key areas within contemporary literary and cultural criticism, including the study of sexuality, politics, power, and identity; the configuration of urban, regional, and national spaces and borders; and the delineation of private and public domains. The contributors reflect on diverse authors from English-speaking cultures and focus on a variety of genres and periods while acknowledging recent research in space studies and offering original contributions to what has now become a thriving field.

ISBN: 9783034322058

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: 430g

292 pages

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