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The Ideologies of Lived Space in Literary Texts
Jo Heirman, ed.; Jacqueline Klooster, ed.




Academia
2014 • 260 pp. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2"
Literary Criticism

$45.00 Paperback, 978-90-382-2102-1



This edited volume presents original essays on the ideological role of space in literary texts

Inspired by the spatial turn in the humanities, this volume presents a number of essays on the ideological role of space in literary texts. The individual articles analyze ancient and modern literary texts from the angle of the most recent theoretical conceptualizations of space. The focus throughout is on how the experience of space is determined by dominant political, philosophical or religious ideologies and how, in turn, the description of spaces in literature is employed to express, broadcast or deconstruct this experience. By bringing together ancient and modern, mostly post-colonial texts, this volume hopes to stimulate discussion among disciplines and across continents. Among the authors discussed are: Homer, Nonnus, Alcaeus of Lesbos, Apollonius of Rhodes, Vergil, Herodotus, Panagiotis Soutsos, Assia Djebar, Tahar Djaout, Olive Senior, Jamaica Kincaid, Stefan Heym, Benoit Dutuertre, Henrik Stangerup, and David Malouf.

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JO HEIRMAN was former Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam and now works in a private company. JACQUELINE KLOOSTER is both Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam and at Ghent University.



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