Contemporary Writing and the Politics of Space

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contemporarywritingDavid Walton • Juan Antonio Suárez (eds.)
Contemporary Writing and the Politics of Space
Borders, Networks, Escape Lines
Oxford, 2017. X, 292 pp.

Cultural History and Literary Imagination. Vol. 26

This collective volume explores questions of space in contemporary literary texts from a range of theoretical perspectives.In addition to mapping the «spatial turn» in literary and cultural studies, this volume also brings together studies that apply spatial theory to the analysis of literary texts.

Contributors tackle a broad range of themes, including how prose fiction addresses spaces of intimacy, abjection, espionage, discipline, madness, post-human identities, post-communist cities, the architecture of dystopia, and coercive medical practices. In
turn, these themes open up analysis to key areas within contemporary literary and cultural criticism, including the study of sexuality, politics, power, and identity; the configuration of urban, regional, and national spaces and borders; and the delineation of private and public domains.

The contributors reflect on diverse authors from English-speaking cultures and focus on a variety of genres and periods while acknowledging recent research in space studies and offering original contributions to what has now become a thriving field.

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Culture, Space, and Power: Blurred Lines

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1498521657EDITED BY DAVID WALTON AND JUAN A. SUAREZ - CONTRIBUTIONS BY IVÁN VILLARMEA ÁLVAREZ; MIGUEL MESA DEL CASTILLO CLAVEL; J. RUBÉN VALDÉS MIYARES; MANUELA RUÍZ PARDOS; ELISA HERNÁNDEZ PÉREZ; G. KENTAK SON; JOHN STOREY; JUAN TARANCÓN; CORNELIA WÄCHTER AND CHRIS WEEDON

Culture, Space and Power: Blurred Lines collects essays that study contemporary mutations of public and private space in multiple cultural contexts and media from a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. The essays range from the general to the specific: the first section will explore how recent trends in globalization, nationalism, city design, and ruralist revival yield particular spatial morphologies. The second part of the volume investigates spaces of privacy and togetherness, including traditional settings for intimacy, such as the home, and enclosure, such as the prison, or the virtual locations created through digital media (cellphones, tablets and computers). At the same time, despite the two-part division into public and private, the volume stresses their connection and interdependency: the extent, that is, to which broader spatial configurations affect private, day-to-day practices and locations.

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