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Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Joshua Armstrong

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The rapidity of postwar globalization and the structural changes it has brought to both social and spatial aspects of everyday life have meant, in France as elsewhere, the destabilizing of senses of ... More


The Aesthetics of Island Space: Perception, Ideology, Geopoetics

Johannes Riquet

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198832409
eISBN:
9780191886324
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832409.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Aesthetics of Island Space discusses islands as central figures in the modern experience of space. It examines the spatial poetics of islands in literary texts (from The Tempest to The Hungry ... More


Introduction

Joshua Armstrong

in Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Introduction sets out the terrain of the book by signifying a key historical turning point in postwar France (and the West more generally): the spatial crisis of globalized capitalism. The ... More


Conclusion

Joshua Armstrong

in Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Conclusion summarizes the most prominent aspects of the spatial crisis of globalized capitalism, as these have been encountered in the corpus. It draws parallels between these and current ... More


Introduction: Towards a Poetics of (the) Island(s)

Johannes Riquet

in The Aesthetics of Island Space: Perception, Ideology, Geopoetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198832409
eISBN:
9780191886324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832409.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Drawing on (post-)phenomenological and geopoetic perspectives, the introduction explains the book’s interest in considering islands at the intersection of material and poetic production on the one ... More


From Insularity to Islandness: Fractals, Fuzzy Borders, and the Fourth Dimension

Johannes Riquet

in The Aesthetics of Island Space: Perception, Ideology, Geopoetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198832409
eISBN:
9780191886324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832409.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 draws on (post-)phenomenology, ecocriticism, and Benoît Mandelbrot’s fractal geometry to examine a set of diaries and memoirs from the US–Canadian border region in the Pacific Northwest ... More


From Islands to Archipelagos: Volcanism, Coral, and Geopoetics

Johannes Riquet

in The Aesthetics of Island Space: Perception, Ideology, Geopoetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198832409
eISBN:
9780191886324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832409.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The texts examined in Chapter 4 explore islands in geo(morpho)logical space-time. The chapter begins by discussing how the relational poetics of Darwin’s and Wallace’s writings ask readers to ... More


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