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|Deep Locational Criticism. Imaginative Place in Research and Teaching.|
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2016
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.
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