Literature and Place 1800-2000

Brown, Peter and Irwin, Michael, eds. (2006) Literature and Place 1800-2000. Peter Lang, Oxford and Bern, 235 pp. ISBN 978-3906758626. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Ten original essays examine the transactions between real places and the literary imagination, including the reinvention of real places in literary form, from 1800 to the present day. They deal with different kinds of locations (islands, countries, cities), the topoi writers use to articulate a sense of place (maps, ruins, landscape, history), their generic manifestations in fiction, travel writing, topography, (auto)biography and poetry, and the theoretical and methodological issues which arise. The focus moves outwards from local to regional and national issues, covering questions of cultural identity, space, representation, historicity, and modernity in England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, the United States, and the South Pacific. The contributors are drawn from both sides of the Atlantic, and include established scholars as well as newer voices.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Alison Priest
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2008 08:23
Last Modified: 02 May 2014 14:25
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/6123 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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