Literary Geographies – Virtual Theme Issue « Society and Space – Environment and Planning D

Nicely put together by Stuart Elden:

If Geography is sometimes said to be about placing things in context, how does it engage with the question of text? While there have been many debates about the texts of theory, here the emphasis is on literary texts—plays, poems, and novels. Literary theory has proved useful for geographical debates, with deconstruction, new historicism, cultural studies, feminism, Marxism and structuralism proving influential at different times. A classic example from this journal is James Duncan and Nancy Duncan’s discussion of the uses of literary theory to read landscapes (1988). Rather here we want to look at how  geographers – whether within the discipline Geography or without – have read works of literature. …

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