Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies
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Contemporary Nordic Literature and Spatiality

Editors: Malmio, Kristina, Kurikka, Kaisa (Eds.)

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  • Examines Nordic poetry, fiction, and children’s literature
  • Considers the social, political, and technological uses of space in literature
  • Incorporates literary urban studies, ecocriticism, and affect theory
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This open access collection offers a detailed mapping of recent Nordic literature and its different genres (fiction, poetry, and children’s literature) through the perspective of spatiality. Concentrating on contemporary Nordic literature, the book presents a distinctive view on the spatial turn and widens the understanding of Nordic literature outside of canonized authors. Examining literatures by Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish authors, the chapters investigate a recurrent theme of social criticism and analyze this criticism against the welfare state and power hierarchies in spatial terms. The chapters explore various narrative worlds and spaces—from the urban to parks and forests, from textual spaces to spatial thematics, studying these spatial features in relation to the problems of late modernity.


About the authors

Kristina Malmio is University Lecturer, Adjunct Professor in Nordic Literature at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and leader of the research project “Late Modern Spatiality in Finland-Swedish Prose Literature.”

Kaisa Kurikka is Researcher and Adjunct Professor in the School of History, Culture, and Arts Studies at the University of Turku, Finland. She has a doctorate in Finnish Literature.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Nordic Literature and Spatiality
Editors
  • Kristina Malmio
  • Kaisa Kurikka
Series Title
Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23353-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23353-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23352-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 307
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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