Deep Locational Criticism

Imaginative place in literary research and teaching

Jason Finch | Åbo Akademi University
ISBN 9789027201300 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027267269 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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A lively series of spatial turns in literary studies since the 1990s give rise to this engaged and practical book, devoted to the question of how to teach and study the relationship between all sorts of literature and all sorts of location. Among the many concrete examples explored are texts created between the early seventeenth and the early twenty-first centuries, in genres ranging from stage drama and lyric poetry to television, by way of several studies of fiction definable in a broad way as realist. Writers and thinkers discussed include Michel de Certeau, Edward Casey, Gwendolyn Brooks, Christina Rossetti, Dickens, J. Hillis Miller, Lynne Reid Banks, Heidegger, Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton, Thomas Dekker, Stephen C. Levinson, Bernard Malamud, E.M. Forster, Thomas Burke and Samuel Beckett. The book is underpinned by the philosophical topology of Jeff Malpas, who insists that human life is necessarily and primarily located. It is aimed at students and teachers of literary place at all university levels.
[FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures, 3] 2016.  xiii, 249 pp.
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Main BIC Subject

DSB: Literary studies: general

Main BISAC Subject

LIT006000: LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
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