Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies

Exploring the Spatiality of the City across Cultural Texts

Narrating Spaces, Reading Urbanity

Editors: Kindermann, Martin, Rohleder, Rebekka (Eds.)

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  • Contributes to the interdisciplinary field of urban studies 
  • Focuses on the narrative constitution of urban space broadly
  • Illustrates the diversity of interpretations of reading space by examining a range of literatures, cultures, and cities
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Exploring the Spatiality of the City across Cultural Texts: Narrating Spaces, Reading Urbanity explores the narrative formations of urbanity from an interdisciplinary perspective. Within the framework of the “spatial turn,” contributors from disciplines ranging from geography and history to literary and media studies theorize narrative constructions of the city and cities, and analyze relevant examples from a variety of discourses, media, and cities. Subdivided into six sections, the book explores the interactions of city and text—as well as other media—and the conflicting narratives that arise in these interactions. Offering case studies that discuss specific aspects of the narrative construction of Berlin and London, the text also considers narratives of urban discontinuity and their theoretical implications. Ultimately, this volume captures the narratological, artistic, material, social, and performative possibilities inherent in spatial representations of the city.


About the authors

Martin Kindermann is an English teacher. Previously, he worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and was a Research Fellow at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. He has published on religious poetry in the 19th and 20th century, Anglo-Jewish and Anglo-Muslim Writing, and the construction of space in literature as well as questions of post-coloniality and interculturality.

Rebekka Rohleder is Research Assistant at the University of Flensburg, Germany. Previously, she worked at the University of Hamburg’s Department for English and American Studies. Her research interests include British Romanticism, literary space, and depictions of work in contemporary culture. In 2019, she published “A Different Earth”: Literary Space in Mary Shelley’s Novels.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction: Exploring the Spatiality of the City Across Cultural Texts

    Pages 1-22

    Rohleder, Rebekka (et al.)

  • City Scripts/City Scapes: On the Intertextuality of Urban Experience

    Pages 25-43

    Mahler, Andreas

  • (Urban) Sacred Places and Profane Spaces—Theological Topography in T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land

    Pages 45-64

    Keidel, Verena

  • Traveling Discourses: The Works of Pavel Ulitin (1918–1986) and the Problem of Narrative Alternatives

    Pages 65-82

    Baryshnikova, Daria

  • “This America, Man.” Narrating and Reading Urban Space in The Wire

    Pages 85-100

    Schliephake, Christopher

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring the Spatiality of the City across Cultural Texts
Book Subtitle
Narrating Spaces, Reading Urbanity
Editors
  • Martin Kindermann
  • Rebekka Rohleder
Series Title
Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55269-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55269-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55268-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 338
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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