Studies in Mobilities, Literature, and Culture

Mobility and the Hotel in Modern Literature

Passing Through

Authors: Short, Emma

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  • Brings together mobilities studies, spatial studies, gender studies, and literary geography
  • Contributes to theories of narrative and form in modernist literature
  • Historicizes the hotel in British fiction
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This book considers the complex ways in which the hotel functions to express the shifting experiences of modernity in the works of such authors as Anthony Trollope, Wilkie Collins, Arnold Bennett, H.G. Wells, and Elizabeth Bowen. The text contributes to the critical debates on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature concerning space, movement, and mobility, arguing that the hotel reconfigures boundaries of modernist, middlebrow, and popular fiction. Drawing on a range of interdisciplinary theoretical and analytical perspectives, the book provides a critical and cultural history of the hotel in British literature, charting its changing nature and usage from the mid-nineteenth century up until the interwar period.


About the authors

Emma Short is a Teaching Fellow at Durham University, UK. She has published two edited collections: Children’s Literature and Culture of the First World War (2016), and The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction (Palgrave, 2012).


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“This engaging, original study takes a fresh approach to questions of subjectivity and space in modern writing by examining how British novelists responded to the rise of a new social institution: the hotel. Short’s book is itself a model of intellectual mobility as it weaves elegantly between literary, philosophical, and historical registers. Treating a wide range of authors from Bennett and Wells to Bowen and Woolf, Short reimagines how modern fiction explores questions of social class, status, nationality, and gender.” (Adam Parkes, Professor of English, University of Georgia, USA, and author of A Sense of Shock (2011))

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-22128-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mobility and the Hotel in Modern Literature
Book Subtitle
Passing Through
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Mobilities, Literature, and Culture
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22129-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22129-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22128-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 223
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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