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November 21st 2016

Yoo, H., Y. Jung, and Y. Park. “Seoulites′ Daily Living Spaces Reflected in Park Tae-Won′ S Novels of the 1930s.” Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering 15, no. 3 (2016): 381–388.

In Ameel, L., J. Finch, and M. Salmela, eds. 2015. Literature and the Peripheral City. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Ameel, L. 2015. “‘It’s Six A.M. Do You Know Where You Are?’ Urban Peripherality and the Narrative Framing of Literary Beginnings.” In Literature and the Peripheral City, 40–55. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Ameel, L., J. Finch, and M. Salmela. 2015 “Introduction: Peripherality and Literary Urban Studies.” In Literature and the Peripheral City, 1–17. Palgrave Macmillan.

Finch, J. 2015 “The Peripheries of London Slumland in George Gissing and Alexander Baron.” In Literature and the Peripheral City, 56–74. Palgrave Macmillan.

Lappalainen, T. 2015 “A Forest on the Edge of Helsinki: Spatiality in Henrika Ringbom’s Novel Martina Dagers Längtan.” In Literature and the Peripheral City, 149–63. Palgrave Macmillan.

Salmela, M. 2015 “A Topography of Refuse: Waste, the Suburb, and Pynchon’s ‘Low-Lands.’” In Literature and the Peripheral City, 75–92. Palgrave Macmillan.

Selboe, T. 2015 “Hungry and Alone: The Topography of Everyday Life in Knut Hamsun and August Strindberg.” In Literature and the Peripheral City, 131–48. Palgrave Macmillan.

Talivee, E-M. 2015 “Eduard Vilde and Tallinn’s Dynamic Peripheries, 1858–1903.” In Literature and the Peripheral City, 164–83. Palgrave Macmillan.

Tambling, J. 2015 “Detroit and Paris, Paris as Detroit.” In Literature and the Peripheral City, 21–39. Palgrave Macmillan.

Taube, A. “London’s East End in Peter Ackroyd’s Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem.” In Literature and the Peripheral City, 93–110. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Wenzel, M. 2015 “The Configuration of Boundaries and Peripheries in Johannesburg as Represented in Selected Works by Ivan Vladislavić and Zakes Mda.” In Literature and the Peripheral City, 111–27. Palgrave Macmillan.

Willem, B. 2015 “A Suburban Revision of Nostalgia: The Case of Ways of Going Home by Alejandro Zambra.” In Literature and the Peripheral City, 184–97. Palgrave Macmillan.

Wistisen, L. 2015 “From Windowsill to Underpass: Young Women’s Spatial Orientation in Swedish Young Adult Literature.” In Literature and the Peripheral City, 198–214. Palgrave Macmillan.

Yoeli-Rimmer, N. 2015 “Centrifugal City: Centre and Periphery in Ricardo Piglia’s La Ciudad Ausente.” In Literature and the Peripheral City, 215–31. Palgrave Macmillan.

November 16th 2016

Xu, D. 2016 “Australian Children’s Literature and Postcolonialism: A Review Essay.” Ilha Do Desterro A Journal of English Language, Literatures in English and Cultural Studies 69, no. 2 (2016): 193–206.

In Fletcher, L. M., 2016 ed. Popular Fiction and Spatiality – Reading Genre Palgrave Macmillan —

Armitt, L. 2016 “Ghost-Al Erosion: Beaches and the Supernatural in Two Stories by M.R. James.” In Popular Fiction and Spatiality, 95–108. Palgrave Macmillan.

Brosseau, M, and P-M. Le Bel. 2016 “Chronotopic Reading of Crime Fiction: Montréal in La Trace de l’Escargot.” In Popular Fiction and Spatiality, 45–61. Palgrave Macmillan.

Crane, R., and L. Fletcher. 2016 “Cave Genres/Genre Caves: Reading the Subterranean Thriller.” In Popular Fiction and Spatiality, 9–24. Palgrave Macmillan.

Fletcher, L. 2016 “Introduction: Space, Place, and Popular Fiction.” In Popular Fiction and Spatiality, 1–8. Palgrave Macmillan.

Gleason, W. 2016 “The Inside Story: Jennifer Crusie and the Architecture of Love.” In Popular Fiction and Spatiality, 79–93. Palgrave Macmillan

Tally, R.T. Jr. 2016 “Tolkien’s Geopolitical Fantasy: Spatial Narrative in The Lord of the Rings.” In Popular Fiction and Spatiality, 125–40. Palgrave Macmillan US

Leane,. 2016 “Unstable Places and Generic Spaces: Thrillers Set in Antarctica.” In Popular Fiction and Spatiality, 25–43. Palgrave Macmillan

Pike, D. 2016 “Commuting to Another World: Spaces of Transport and Transport Maps in Urban Fantasy.” In Popular Fiction and Spatiality, 141–56. Palgrave Macmillan US

Saunders, R. A. 2016 “Mapping Monstrosity: Metaphorical Geographies in China Miéville’s Bas-Lag Trilogy.” In Popular Fiction and Spatiality, 157–76. Palgrave Macmillan

Schaberg, C. 2016 “Air Force One: Popular (Non)fiction in Flight.” In Popular Fiction and Spatiality, 177–93. Palgrave Macmillan

Smith, Eric D., and Kylie Korsnack. “States of Nostalgia in the Genre of the Future: Panem, Globalization, and Utopia in The Hunger Games Trilogy.” In Popular Fiction and Spatiality, 195–211. Palgrave Macmillan

Stafford, J. 2016 “Romance in the Backblocks in New Zealand Popular Fiction, 1930–1950: Mary Scott’s Barbara Stories.” In Popular Fiction and Spatiality, 63–78. Palgrave Macmillan

Wilkins, K. 2016 “Pagan Places: Contemporary Paganism, British Fantasy Fiction, and the Case of Ryhope Wood.” In Popular Fiction and Spatiality, 109–23. Palgrave Macmilla

June 25th 2016

Baker, A. 2016. “Mapping Agency: Global Geography and Naturalism in Willa Cather’s One of Ours.” GeoHumanities 2 (1): 119–31.

Rose, M. 2016. “A Place for Other Stories: Authorship and Evidence in Experimental Times.” GeoHumanities 2 (1): 132–48.

Stadler, J., P. Mitchell, and S. Carleton. 2015. Imagined Landscapes: Geovisualizing Australian Spatial Narratives. Indiana University Press.

Wainwright, J, and J. Lund. 2016. “Race, Space, and the Problem of Guatemala in Miguel Ángel Asturias’s Early Work.” GeoHumanities 2 (1): 102–18.

Weston, D. 2016. Contemporary Literary Landscapes: The Poetics of Experience. Farnham: Ashgate.

April 18th 2016

New in the latest issue of Literary Geographieshttp://tinyurl.com/zf9c9ux

Anderson, J. 2015. “Towards an Assemblage Approach to Literary Geography.” Literary Geographies 1 (2): 120–37.

Hones, S. 2015. “Literary Geographies, Past and Future.” Literary Geographies 1 (2): 110–14.

Magner, B.L. 2015. “‘Looking through Time Itself’: Henry Handel Richardson and the Haunting of Lake View.” Literary Geographies 1 (2): 195–212.

Medina, L.C.. 2015. “A City Condensed in Several Places: Santiago, Chile in Micro-Fiction.” Literary Geographies 1 (2): 138–54.

Price, C. 2015. “Postcards from the Old Country: Finessing the Landscape to Fit Our Fables.” Literary Geographies 1 (2): 155–73.

Saunders, A. 2015. “Interpretations on an Interior.” Literary Geographies 1 (2): 174–94.

Saunders, A., and J. Anderson. 2015. “Relational Literary Geographies: Co-Producing Page and Place.” Literary Geographies 1 (2): 115–19.

Shakespeare and Space: Theatrical Explorations of the Spatial Paradigm, eds Ina Habermann and Michelle Witen

Brancher, D. 2016. “Universals in the Bush: The Case of Hamlet.” In Shakespeare and Space, 143–62. Palgrave Shakespeare Studies. Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Bronfen, E. 2016. “Hybrid Spaces in Antony and Cleopatra.” In Shakespeare and Space, 103–20. Palgrave Shakespeare Studies. Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Brönnimann, W. 2016. “Thickets and Beaches: Evoking Place in the Stories of King Lear.” In Shakespeare and Space, 59–78. Palgrave Shakespeare Studies. Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Engler, B. 2016. “Local Habitations: Hamlet at Helsingør, Juliet at Verona.” In Shakespeare and Space, 257–67. Palgrave Shakespeare Studies. Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Grob, T. 2016. “‘One Cannot Act Hamlet, One Must Be Hamlet’: The Acculturation of Hamlet in Russia.” In Shakespeare and Space, 191–227. Palgrave Shakespeare Studies. Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Honold, A. 2016. “The German Hamlet: Ghostly Encounters in the Space of the Stage and the Novel.” In Shakespeare and Space, 163–89. Palgrave Shakespeare Studies. Palgrave

Klein, B. 2016. “The Sea in Pericles.” In Shakespeare and Space, 121–40. Palgrave Shakespeare Studies. Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Mahler, A. 2016. “Shakespeare’s Enclaves.” In Shakespeare and Space, 17–37. Palgrave Shakespeare Studies. Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Tudeau-Clayton, M. 2016. “‘The Lady Shall Say Her Mind Freely’: Shakespeare and the S/Pace of Blank Verse.” In Shakespeare and Space,  79–102. Palgrave Shakespeare Studies. Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Wald, C. 2016. “The Theatrical Topology of Tyranny in Richard III.” In Shakespeare and Space,  39–57. Palgrave Shakespeare Studies. Palgrave Macmillan UK.

March 28th 2016

Colombino, L. 2016. “The Body, the City, the Global: Spaces of Catastrophe in Ian McEwan’s Saturday.” Textual Practice, (online early). March 17th 2016

The paper analyses Ian McEwan’s Saturday, interrogating its representation of the body as a metaphor of outer spaces, urban and global. In a post-9/11 context, Saturday engages with catastrophic imaginaries and social anxieties by illuminating the entanglement of the spaces of terror with the bodily and more specifically the neurological dimension. If genetics and neuroscience have spatialised our bodies in novel ways, this article shows how in Saturday the architecture of the brain is made to relate to the larger networks of the city and how the city, in its turn, becomes the lens through which international scenarios can be visualised. This interconnectedness is reinforced by the theme of catastrophe whose key is struck at three different pitches: the genetic risk endangering the individual; the urban risk jeopardising the family; the global risk threatening civilisation. The illegibility of the post-traumatic space is resolved symbolically through the conduit of the somatic self. Corporeality frames the whole novel: the incipit echoes the innatist portrayal of body and mind predicated by neuroscience; the end suggests our biological predisposition to human empathy and implies that only a narrative of human interconnectedness (both scientific and artistic) can reconcile us with the world and ourselves.

Finch, J. 2016. Deep Locational Criticism. John Benjamins

Drangsholt, J.S.. 2016. “Homecomings: Poetic Reformulations of Dwelling in Jo Shapcott, Alice Oswald, and Lavinia Greenlaw.” Nordic Journal of English Studies 15 (1): 1–23.February 14th 2016

In the study The Last of England?, Randall Stevenson refers to the idea of landscape as “the mainstay of poetic imagination” (Stevenson 2004:3). With the rise of the postmodern idiom, our relationship to the “scapes” that surround us has become increasingly problematic and the idea of place is also increasingly deferred and dis-placed. This article examines the relationship between self and “scapes” in the poetries of Jo Shapcott, Alice Oswald and Lavinia Greenlaw, who are all concerned with various “scapes” and who present different, yet connected, strategies for negotiating our relationships to them.

Amey, Evgenia. 2015. “On a Quest for Authenticity to an Imaginary Place: A Narrative Analysis of the Experiences of British Literary Tourists.” MA, University of Lapland.

 Literary tourism is a sub-sector of cultural tourism and relates to travelling to places connected to fictional texts and the authors of those texts. Sites visited by literary tourists can be connected to the writer or literary work: places associated with writers, actual places featuring in the fictional text or places that inspired the work of fiction can act as literary sites. Although literary tourism is an old form of tourism and lies at the foundation of classic European Grand Tour, it has not received much academic attention until recently and a number of qualitative studies on literary tourist experiences is still limited.

This study aims to address the lack of knowledge on literary tourist experiences by producing and analysing rich qualitative data in the form of written narratives of literary tourist experiences. The research objectives are, firstly, to explore how respondents prescribe meanings to their literary tourist experiences; secondly, to discover how authenticity appears in narratives of literary tourist experiences; and, thirdly, to find out how respondents construct their narratives of literary tourist experiences;

My particular focus was on the role of authenticity in literary tourist experience. An ongoing discourse on authenticity in tourism saw the emergence of different views and resulted in proposition of three general types of authenticity, namely objective authenticity, constructive authenticity and existential authenticity. The first two types concern tourist objects, therefore they are viewed as object-related, while existential authenticity is subject (or tourist)-related and is based on personal experience.

Collected data included seven narratives, written by respondents on their literary tourist experiences. Another cluster of data included travel journal jointly produced by members of after-school study group on their literary tourist experience and group supervisor’s notes on the effects of literary tourism on students. Apart from content analysis, structural analysis of narrative was conducted using Greimas’s actantial model.

The research results support the assumption that all three types of authenticity can be important in literary tourist experience and that object-related (objective and constructive) authenticity can facilitate subject-related (existential) authenticity. The study further confirms that literary tourists are a heterogeneous group and authenticity is perceived and consumed differently by individual literary tourists based on their motivations, expectations and levels of knowledge and dedication regarding the writers and literary works.

The results of the study can be utilized in management of literary destinations. Future research on the subject of literary tourist experiences can concentrate on the specifics of tourists’ age and gender, literary touristic communitas and literary tourism as family activity.

February 5th 2016

Anderson, J. 2016. “Towards an Assemblage Approach to Literary Geography.” Literary Geographies 1 (2). http://literarygeographies.net/index.php/LitGeogs/article/view/13.

Over recent years literary geography has adopted a relational approach to its subject matter. This paper continues this move, suggesting that assemblage theory can help develop the sub-discipline in two interrelated ways. Firstly, at a project level, assemblage theory enables literary geographers to identify all components that have agency and influence over the power of fiction (including authors, translators, publishers, readers, places, etc). As part of this first argument, the paper develops Hones’ concept of reading fiction as a ‘spatial event’ (Hones, 2008, 2014). This paper interacts with Hones’ textual ‘happening’ and seeks to emphasise the valence of the spatial event of fiction on reader relations to material and social geographies. It offers a short case study from the work of novelist Tessa Hadley to illustrate aspects of this valence. Secondly, at the sub disciplinary level, the paper argues that assemblage theory may offer a common ground which allows scholars from both literary and geographical positions to locate their writings in the broader set of approaches that define literary geographies.

Zimmerman, Emma. 2015. “‘Always the Same Stairs, Always the Same Room’: The Uncanny Architecture of Jean Rhys’s Good Morning, Midnight.” Journal of Modern Literature 38 (4): 74–92.

Jean Rhys’s Good Morning, Midnight (1939) is a novel that returns obsessively to the uncanny architecture of the Parisian hotel, through providing insight into the deracinated experiences of protagonist Sasha Jansen, a woman existing at the peripheries of the interwar city. Strikingly, this uncanny architecture structures the narrative itself, in the form of frequent disruptions in temporality, stylistic negotiations of memory, and distinct fragmented typography. An architectural interpretation of Sigmund Freud’s “The Uncanny” (1919) provides a useful interpretive lens for the novel, which helps to draw out how the uncanny functions—both thematically and formally—as a spatial and psychological symptom of the deracinated modern urban condition. Working in conjunction with Rhys’s representation of memory, the uncanny architecture of Good Morning, Midnight challenges contemporary spatial theorists who posit the hotel as a key site for the liberating eradication of history, whilst also evidencing Rhys’s literary innovations in the interwar period.

Lyster, Rosa Frances. 2013. “Space and Censorship in Nadine Gordimer : A Literary Geography.” MA, University of Cape Town. https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/13942https://open.uct.ac.za/handle/11427/13942.

In South Africa, questions of space and censorship are inseparable. It is impossible to discuss one without discussing the other. The apartheid censors set themselves up as “guardians of the literary”, purporting to create a protected space where a particularly South African literature could flourish. In this thesis, my argument is that to be a “guardian of the literary” meant to be a guardian of space in literature, the way it was represented and the way characters moved through it. In order explore this argument I have focused on the censors’ response to one writer in particular, Nadine Gordimer. My argument will show that in Gordimer, some spaces seem to be more acceptable than others, as evidenced by the censors’ response to her work. Six of her novels were submitted for scrutiny by the Censorship Board. Three were banned, and three were passed. In The Literature Police: Apartheid Censorship and its Cultural Consequences, Peter McDonald asks “If all her novels … engaged with the historical circumstances of apartheid South Africa in especially powerful and critical ways, then why were they not all deemed equally threatening to the established order?” My argument is that while it is difficult to provide a definitive answer, it is possible to make sense of the censors’ decisions regarding her work by undertaking an analysis of the novels’ literary geography. Focusing on the prevalence of certain spaces and the absence of others, and the way that characters move through these spaces, it is clear that they represent differing degrees of threat to the established order. In the censors’ reports on Gordimer’s work, crossing a physical boundary was the equivalent of crossing a moral boundary. Both the apartheid planners and the censors were fixated on boundaries and borders, on the importance of keeping some people in and more people out. My argument is that what the architects of apartheid tried to do in reality, the censors tried to do in fiction. Their attempt to police the borders of the imaginary meant that some spaces were more acceptable than others, that some stories were told while others were ignored. In my final chapter, I argue that the effects of this can still be seen in contemporary novels written about South Africa. The censors had such a powerful hand in “deforming” literature that their fingerprints can still be detected today. A close analysis of certain elements of Patrick Flanery’s Absolution (2012) will show that the structure and form of the novel corresponds in interesting ways with the apartheid censors’ ideas of what literature should do and be.

January 25th 2016

Land, Mary Sylvia. 2016. “Writer’s Work/place: The Non/fictional Pedagogical Possibilities of the Canadian Landscape.” MA, Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa. http://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/34097.

This project considers the role of place in the writing process of Canadian author Monique Polak. Drawing from ideas of literary geography, place-based literacy, and an ecological framework for viewing writing as a social process, this research specifically considers how places are represented in three of her novels written for young adults. This work draws from a representative case study approach, which included conversations with Polak about place, writing, and the intersection of these ideas. By inquiring into the pedagogical possibilities of place as experienced and demonstrated by Polak, educators and researchers can reflect on the role of place in their own work, and consider how teachers and students may benefit from these ideas in their writing as well.

January 23rd 2016

Dhussa, R.C. 1976. “‘The Perception of Home and External Regions through the Writings of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee: A Study in Literary Geography.’” MA, The University of Akron.

Dhussa, R.C. 1979. “Commentary on “Literary Geography.” The Deccan Geographer 17 (3): 729–30.

Dhussa, R.C., and Dutt, A.K. 1981. “Literary Geography and Changing Aspects of Calcutta.” In New Perspectives in Geography, 182–89. Allahabad, India: Thinker’s Library.

Dhussa, R.C.. 1983. “Novelist Sarat Chandra’s Perception of Bengalis in Probash (Foreign Lands):  A Literary Geographic Study.” The National Geographical Journal of India 29: 188–206.

Dhussa, R.C.. 1987. “Geographical Images of India in Literature and Film:  A Passage to India.” In Transformations:  From Literature to Film Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference on Film, 109–12. Kent State University.

Dhussa, R.C., and Bhardwaj, S.M. 1988. “Delhi As Viewed By Expatriate Writers.” The National Geographical Journal of India 34 (1): 33–40

Dhussa, R.C. 1990. “Premchand’s Writings:  A Gold Mine of Geographic Images.” The National Geographical Journal of India 36: 95–108.

Dhussa, R.C. 1990. “Social Structure in the Novel and Film Godan.” In Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Kent State University International  Film Conference, 162–65.

Dhussa, R.C. 1992. “Trends of Literary and Humanistic Geography in India.” The National Geographical Journal of India 38: 75–86.

Dhussa, R.C., and Erski, T.I. 2004. “Kipling’s Calcutta: Literary Glimpses.” In Cultural Geography: Form and Process, 192–201. New Delhi: Concept.

Dhussa, R.C. 2012. “Geographic Images of Old Delhi Through Literature.” In Facets of Social Geography – International and Indian Perspectives, 588–601. New Delhi: Cambridge University Press India.

November 27th 2015

Saunders, A. 2015. “Interpretations on an Interior.” Literary Geographies [Preprint Article]


This paper explores the relationship between place and page in the context of Arnold Bennett’s (1867-1931) writing practice. Bennett is, perhaps, most famous for being the subject of Virginia Woolf’s critique of Edwardian detailism, which in its tendency to describe characters through a detailed inventory of homes and interiors missed, in Woolf’s view, the vitality of life. Yet Bennett’s literary detailism is intriguing for what it suggests about the role that his own interiors and interiority play in the production of literary outputs. Drawing on the work of Diana Fuss (2004), which urges us to consider the significance of the material spaces of composition to the shaping of intellectual labour, this paper examines how the materiality of Bennett’s interiors, particularly that of his French home Les Néfliers, was a powerful partner in his writing practice. Through an exploration of where Bennett wrote and how his places of writing were arranged and decorated, this paper considers how material design and spatial order were integral agents in Bennett’s literary composition.

November 12th 2015

Travis, C. 2015. “Acts of Perception: Samuel Becket, Time, Space and the Digital Literary Atlas of Ireland, 1922-1949.” International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 9 (2): 219–41.

Abstract — Situated in the wake of the first and second waves of the Digital Humanities, the Digital Literary Atlas of Ireland, 1922–1949 website provides interactive mapping and timeline features for academics and members of the public who are interested in the intersection of Irish literary culture, history, and environment. The site hosts Google Earth software produced interfaces with the EXHIBIT Timeline functions made available by the Semantic Interoperability of Metadata and Information in unLike Environments (SIMILE) project, developed and hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Library. This paper’s case study maps the biographical lifepath of the writer Samuel Beckett using digital humanities techniques such as ergodicity, and deformance. The geo-digital-timeline mapping of his biography allows us to visualize the shift in Beckett’s literary perspective from a latent Cartesian verisimilitude to more phenomenological and fragmented, existential impressions of time and place. The atlas’s visualizations of his Wanderjahre years in various European metropoles chart the intellectual and aesthetic influences shaping the Beckettian literary landscapes of his later and better-known works, such as En Attendant Godot (1953). Beckett’s thought, works, and shifts in perception provide insight into how digital cultural mapping practices and third wave digital humanities methodologies and tools can be conceptualized and operationalized.

Travis, C.. 2015. “Visual Geo-Literary and Historical Analysis, Tweetflickrtubing, and James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922).” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 105 (5): 927–50.

Abstract — Situated at the intersection of the arts and sciences, Humanities GIS (HumGIS) are contributing to new knowledge systems emerging in the digital, spatial, and geo-humanities. This article discusses the conceptualization and operationalization of two HumGIS models engaging the cartographical and discursive tools employed by James Joyce to compose Ulysses ([1922] 1992). The first model is used to perform a visual geo-literary historical analysis by transposing Homeric and Dantean topologies on a spatialized narrative of Joyce’s work. The second model integrates Ulysses within a social media map to interpret Bloomsday 2014 digital ecosystem spatial performances in Dublin and globally. This article suggests that HumGIS models reflecting human contingency, idiosyncrasy, and affect, drawing on literary, historical, and social media tools, sources, and perceptions, might offer GIScience, neogeography, and big data studies alternative spatial framings and modeling scenarios.
Madge, C. 2014. “On the Creative (re) Turn to Geography: Poetry, Politics and Passion.” Area 46 (2): 178–85.
Donaldson, C., P. Murrieta-Flores, and . Gregory. 2015 (in press). “Distant Readings of the Geographies in Text Corpora: Mapping Norman Nicholson’s Poems and Letters.” In Transactions in Digital Humanities, Luxembourg.
This short article summarises a preliminary study of the poetry and correspondence of the English poet Norman Nicholson (1914-1987), undertaken as part of Lancaster University’s Spatial Humanities: Texts, GIS, Places project. In addition to offering a concise explanation of the Spatial Humanities project and the methods it employs, the article explains how working with GIS, visualisation techniques, and distant reading enriches our understanding both of the geography of Nicholson’s poetry and of the spatial dimensions of the network of people with whom he exchanged letters throughout his career.

Bristow, T. 2015. The Anthropocene Lyric: An Affective Geography of Poetry, Person, Place. Palgrave Macmillan.

The Anthropocene Lyric is an interdisciplinary extension to studies of space and place. Responding to the cultural and environmental crises the term ‘Anthropocene’ shoulders, the book’s purpose is to pose a single question: how to rethink our place on this planet through poetry. Tom Bristow takes the work of three contemporary poets—John Burnside, John Kinsella and Alice Oswald—to reveal how an environmental poetics of place is of significant relevance for the Anthropocene: a geological marker asking us to think radically of the human as one part of the more-than-human world. This study unpacks the (bio)politics of representation in its emphasis on place perception; it revisits ontological dualism to highlight human and non-human interdependency; and it points towards the idea of Anthropocene emotions, less clearly defined in existing literature. Ultimately, the affective synthesis of people, planet and place invites us to consider a new formation in lyric poetry.

November 5th 2015

Lewis, David, Dennis Rodgers, and Michael Woolcock. 2008. “The Fiction of Development: Literary Representation as a Source of Authoritative Knowledge.” The Journal of Development Studies 44 (2): 198–216.
ABSTRACT This article introduces and explores issues regarding the question of what constitute valid forms of development knowledge, focusing in particular on the relationship between fictional writing on development and more formal academic and policy-oriented representations of development issues. We challenge certain conventional notions about the nature of knowledge, narrative authority and representational form, and explore these by comparing and contrasting selected works of recent literary fiction that touch on development issues with academic and policy-related representations of the development process, thereby demonstrating the value of taking literary perspectives on development seriously. We find that not only are certain works of fiction ‘better’ than academic or policy research in representing central issues relating to development but they also frequently reach a wider audience and are therefore more influential. Moreover, the line between fact and fiction is a very fine one, and there can be significant advantages to fictional writing over non-fiction. The article also provides an Appendix of relevant works of fiction that we hope academics and practitioners will find both useful and enjoyable.

November 2nd 2015

• Howell, Philip, and David Beckingham. 2015. “Time–geography, Gentlemen, Please: Chronotopes of Publand in Patrick Hamilton’s London Trilogy.” Social & Cultural Geography, online early 1–19.

Abstract This paper considers the time and the place of drinking in modern British life, as represented in Patrick Hamilton’s trilogy of novels set in the publand of London’s West End in the interwar years, through Mikhail Bakhtin’s concept of the chronotope and with critical nods to Hagerstrand’s time–geography corpus. The chronotopes of pubs and their neighbourhoods, which we term ‘publand’, are discussed initially in their novelistic presentation in Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky (1935), and then in relation to the ‘character zones’ of the novels’ principal protagonists. The key themes, defined in the paper, are the asynchronicity of personal and social relations, the dialogic construction of heterochronicity, and the presentation of a prosaic chronotope. Though the paper is a contribution to literary geography, we aim to contribute to the cultural geographic understanding of the time–space rhythms and routines of everyday leisure drinking, making claims for the wider significance of chronotopic analysis.

• Strauss, Kendra. 2015. “These Overheating Worlds.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 105 (2): 342–50.
Abstract  In 2003 the British literary magazine Granta published an issue on climate change, “This Overheating World,” containing reportage and essays but almost no fiction—and the claim that our “failure of the imagination” regarding socioenvironmental change is both a political and a literary one. The decade since has seen a relative burgeoning of what has been dubbed “cli-fi,” dominated by apocalyptic and dystopian literary–geographical imaginations. In this article I ask this question: If these are our ways of imagining the future, what are the relationships among cultural imaginaries, theories, and politics of socioenvironmental change? Engaging the work of Frederic Jameson on utopia, and the novels of Margaret Atwood and Barbara Kingsolver, I argue that the flourishing interest in narrative, stories, and storytelling in human geography opens up opportunities for exploring political imaginaries of climate change through utopian and dystopian impulses present in its “fictionable worlds.”

• Juvan, Marko. 2015. “From Spatial Turn to GIS-Mapping of Literary Cultures.” European Review 23 (01): 81–96.

Abstract: Despite its postmodern articulation, the spatial turn is productive for literary studies because, paradoxically revisiting Kant’s modern attempt to base the structure of knowledge on the presumably scientific character of geography and anthropology, it has improved methods of historical contextualization of literature through the dialectics of ontologically heterogeneous spaces. The author discusses three recent appropriations of spatial thought in literary studies: the modernization of traditional literary geography in the research of the relations between geospaces and fictional worlds (Piatti, Westphal), the systemic analysis of the genre development and diffusion with the help of analytical cartography (Moretti), and the transnational history of literary cultures (Valdés, Neubauer, Domínguez, and so on). In conclusion, the author presents the tentative results of the research project ‘The Space of Slovenian Literary Culture: Literary History and the GIS-Based Spatial Analysis’, which might represent a matrix for further developments of the spatially-oriented literary science. Using GIS technologies, the project maps and analyses data about the media, institutions, and actors of Slovenian literature in order to explain how the interaction between ‘spaces in literature’ and ‘literature in spaces’ has historically established a nationalized and aesthetically differentiated literary field.

• Queiroz, Ana Isabel, and Daniel Alves. 2015. “Walking Through the Revolution: A Spatial Reading of Literary Echoes.” JSSE-Journal of Social Science Education 14 (2). e/viehttp://jsse.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/index.php/jsse/articlw/1351.
Abstract  This paper presents an embryo of a literary guide on the Carnation Revolution to be explored for educational historical excursions other than leisure and tourism. We propose a historical trail through the centre of Lisbon, city of the Carnation Revolution, called Walk through the Revolution. The trail aims to reinforce collective memory about the major events that occurred in the early moments leading to the coup. The trail is made up by nine places of rememberance, for which literary excerpts are suggested and which are supported by a digital research procedure. A set of seven fixed and observer-independent categories are used to analyse the literary contents of 23 literary works published up to 2013. These literary works refer to events that happened between the eve of April 25 and May 1, 1974. At the same time, literary descriptions are explored using a spatial approach in order to define the literary geography of the most iconic military actions and popular demonstrations that occurred in Lisbon and the surroundings. The literary geography and the cartography of the historical events are then compared. Data analysis and visualization benefit from the use of standardised and quantitative methods, including basic statistics and geographic information systems.
•Hinze, Annika, Haley Littlewood, and David Bainbridge. 2015. “Mobile Annotation of Geo-Locations in Digital Books.” In Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, 338–42. Springer.


This demo paper introduces an editor for manual annotation of locations in digital books, using a crowd-sourcing approach. It is the first of its kind and allows book lovers and literary travel enthusiasts to annotate the locations in their digital books on-the-go. We show both a mobile and a desktop version, and briefly explain the linkage to the Digital Library that is holding the digital books.

Key words:

location, GPS, geo-location in books, semantic markup, semantic annotation, story lines, literary tourism, crowd-sourcing

October 14th 2015

Alexander, N. 2015. “On Literary Geography.” Literary Geographies 1 (1): 3–6.
Davidson, I. 2015. “Motion, Mobility and Philip K Dick.” Literary Geographies 1 (1): 24–41.
Finch, J. 2015. “Beckett’s Manywheres.” Literary Geographies 1 (1): 7–23.
Hones, S. 2015. “Amplifying the Aural in Literary Geography.” Literary Geographies 1 (1): 79–94.
Smith, J. 2015. “‘Lithogenesis’: Towards a (Geo)Poetics of Place.” Literary Geographies 1 (1): 62–78.
Zimmerman, E. 2015. “A ‘Totttering Lace-like Architecture of Ruins’: The Wartime Home in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day.” Literary Geographies 1 (1): 42–61.

September 13th 2015

Magrane, Eric. 2015. “Situating Geopoetics.” GeoHumanities, August (online).

The form of the ars poetica is one in which the poet makes a statement on the art of poetry. Consider this a kind of ars-geo-poetica, a groundsetting for and statement on geopoetics that intends to both situate and to break open the field. This is an invitation for geopoetic texts and practices that draw on the work of poets as well as geographers, for an enchanted, earthy, and transaesthetic approach that moves to juxtapose contemporary poetics, particularly in the realm of ecopoetics, with critical human geography. Looking to geographers, poets, literary scholars, and poems themselves, this article aims to help situate and historicize geopoetics, provide a brief inventory of the current field, and carve out sites for future work.

Tyner, J. A., S. Kimsroy, and S. Sirik. 2015. “Nature, Poetry, and Public Pedagogy: The Poetic Geographies of the Khmer Rouge.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers, September (online).

Between 1975 and 1979, more than 2 million men, women, and children died in what has become known as the Cambodian genocide. In just under four years, approximately one quarter of the country’s prewar population succumbed to arbitrary murder, torture, detention, starvation, and disease. Amidst these acts of destruction, however, the Communist Party of Kampuchea (CPK; the Khmer Rouge) advanced various pedagogical practices, including the promotion of poetry. Superficially, poems produced by the Khmer Rouge are literary forms of propaganda. Such a conclusion is incomplete. Through a reading of Khmer Rouge–era poetry, this article contributes to two themes in geography: fictive and public pedagogy. We argue that the Khmer Rouge used poetry as a form of public pedagogy. More specifically, Khmer Rouge–era poetry presented nature as the fulcrum on which society was to be transformed. The cultivation of a proper political consciousness required the nurturing of a community identity of what Democratic Kampuchea was to become. This argument is developed in five sections. First, we provide a brief overview of literary geographies. We then consider the transformative power of public education. Third, we provide an overview of educational policies under the Khmer Rouge. This is followed by a discussion of nature as conceived by the CPK. Our main empirical analysis of Khmer Rouge poetry is presented in the fifth section. Finally, we conclude with a consideration of the politics of creative interventions as a form of public pedagogy.

March 14th 2015

Alves, D., and A.I. Queiroz. 2015. “Exploring Literary Landscapes: From Texts to Spatiotemporal Analysis through Collaborative Work and GIS.” International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 9 (1): 57–73.

Gregory, I., C. Donaldson, P. Murrieta-Flores, and P. Rayson. 2015. “Geoparsing, Gis, and Textual Analysis: Current Developments in Spatial Humanities Research.” International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 9 (1): 1–14.

Juvan, M. 2014. “From Spatial Turn to GIS-Mapping of Literary Cultures.” European Review 23 (1): 81–96.

Krotz, S.W. 2014. “Place and Memory: Rethinking the Literary Map of Canada.” ESC: English Studies in Canada 40 (2): 133–54.

Neculai, C. 2014. Urban Space and Late Twentieth-Century New York Literature: Reformed Geographies. Palgrave Macmillan.

February 25th 2015

Gonçalves, D.S. “The Queer Geography of the Postcolonial Amazon: Literature as Remapping.” Revista GeoAmazônia 2, no. 02 (2014): 79–90.

Temporal and spatial locations are deeply rooted in relations of power; hegemony has thus been granted the consent to map the globe, ultimately proscribing any attempt at thinking the present historically and pinpointing who are those subjects still occupying the supposed eliminated spaces. Development, on its turn, interferes not only in the economy but in many other institutions and practices; it has altered the historical pattern of the Amazon, and involuntarily invited diverse forms of resistance to these processes to surface. Having said that, this study’s general object of research concerns the Amazon and its relationship with contemporary developmentalist enterprises both in the material and ideological level; such object as represented and retextualised within Hatoum’s novel The Brothers (2000) consist in the specific focus of my literary analysis, which endeavours to allow reflections on Amazonian imagined geography to be articulated.
Keywords: Amazon, Literature, Geography

February 18th 2015

Bădalescu, Dana. “Mircea Eliade’s Literary Topographies of Bucharest.” Journal of Romanian Literary Studies 2014, no. 5 (n.d.): 70–80. Accessed February 18, 2015.
Abstract: This study looks into Mircea Eliade’s literary topography of Bucharest, the city of the writer’s birth and of his imagination. Starting from the centrality of Bucharest and its “ inexhaustible mythology”, the reading journey through the city of Eliade’s heart takes its readers to a metropolis boiling with new ideas and theories, but also sinking into an
anguished sense of futility and despair. However, this is just one of the several “plateaus” (in Deleuze and Guattari’s terms) of Eliade’s chart, which connects” rhizomatically” with the sacred plateaus of a “de-terriorialized” and mythically “re-territorialized” city. Under the sign of the labyrinth and the archetypal figure of Ulysses as the eternal wanderer, Eliade
explored a space which lies in connection with the whole world of his youth but also with an ancestral world in its most essential and enduring aspects. His first novel Romanul adolescentului miop / The novel of the Short-sighted Adolescent, his city novels Întoarcerea din rai / Return from Heaven, Huliganii / The Hooligans and his fantastic novellas set in the sacred triangle of Mântuleasa, Popa Soare and Pache Protopopescu streets chart a literary map where a Bucharest of the young artist’s mind, a Bucharest scarred by World War I and a transhistorical Bucharest meet on a Möbius strip.
Keywords: topography, Bucharest, axis mundi, mindscape, rhizome / rhizomatic, plateau

February 9th, 2015

Special issue of  SLAVISTIČNA REVIJA (Slavic Journal) on space and literature, online open-access includes:

Perenič, Urška. 2012. “Space in Literature and Literature in Space.” Slavisticna Revija, no. 3: 265–70.

This thematic issue of Slavističa Revija is dedicated to the aim of centering interest on questions related to the development of mutual influences between (socio-)geographical space and Slovene literature, or literary culture. The majority of the articles in the issue were generated by the project The Space of Slovene Literary Culture: Literary History and Spatial Analysis using the Geographic Information System: A Fundamental Research Project (J6-4245 [A]).1 The articles examine literature based on empirical and systemic methodological models, which means that, in addition to a corpus of literary texts, they consider literary production, distribution, reception and processing that interact directly with the texts, as well as the institutions and media that have been conduits for the literature and its reception and that gradually made possible the full development of the literary field.


Dolgan, M. 2012. “The Capital and Centers of Slovene Literature.” Slavisticna Revija, no. 3: 271–82.

Abstract: Geographical analyses reveal the diversity of capital cities, their mobility, and impermanence. Of significance to Slovene literary history is the existence of separate political and literary capitals. The latter, the seat of literature, gradually came into being in the course of history as a function of socio-political conditions. In addition, smaller centers of Slovene literature were formed in partially Slovene or completely foreign cities. Differing literary relations between the seat of literature and literary centers are the consquence of political processes.

Dović, M. 2012. “The Network of Memorials of Slovene Literary Culture as Semiotic Appropriation of (National) Space.” Slavisticna Revija, no. 3: 351–64.

Abstract: This article treats the network of memorials or memorial landmarks of Slovene literary culture, which began forming in the middle of the nineteenth century and yet today powerfully marks the Slovene territories’ cultural landscape. The first part of the article reviews historical models for the formation of such networks, which can be understood as the semiotic appropriation of (national) space connected with the canonization of a handful of prominent “cultural saints” and numerous men of letters of lesser stature. Then the partial results of a GIS project to map Slovene literary memorials are appraised, along with its methodological challenges and possible contributions to a better understanding of the spaces of Slovene literary culture.

Hladnik, M. 2012. “Space in Slovene Literary Studies: Critical Editions of the Classics.” Slavisticna Revija, no. 3: 271–82.

Abstract: The thematization of space in Slovene literary scholarship took place in the context of narratology, genre analyses of rural and regional prose and the historical novel, thematic and intercultural literary historical research. There is a wealth of data on literary space in the notes to Slovene poets and prose writers’ collected works, in particular in the critical edition of Ivan Tavčar’s works that Marja Boršnik edited. The notes satisfied curiosity about the actual motivations for literary settings and about the spaces in which writers lived. Authorial creativity was discovered in the disjuncture between the literary and historically attested geographical spaces.

Hladnik, Miran, and Jerneja Fridl. 2012. “Space and Its Geographical Presentation in Slovene Historical Narratives.” Slavisticna Revija, no. 3: 265–70.

Abstract: Historical tales are predominantly situated in geographically determinate spaces that can be cartographically represented on maps. Such illustrative maps are very valuable tools of communication. Analyzing data and presenting them on the maps by using geographic information systems requires data first to be organized in tables. Data compilation for Slovene historical novels from1999 also contains data on setting. Data for forty-eight novels selected out the 310 recorded in this compilation were amended and standardized for trial presentation on web maps. This article presents experiences and dilemmas when specifying setting in novels. It also explains data preparation for a new data compilation and their presentation in maps. It ties them to the previous findings about spatial characteristics and its role in this genre.Presentation of other literary data on the maps is also discussed.

Ogrin, M. 2012. “Anton Martin Slomšek and the Question of the Unity of the Slovene Cultural Space.” Slavisticna Revija, no. 3: 469–82.

Abstract: This article presents Slomšek’s efforts towards linguistic and cultural integration of the Slovene lands between 1821 and 1862. The prominence of the Slovene cultural and geographic space in Slomšek’s works is presented by using his correspondence and travel writings, with a special view to his works on a unified Slovene literary language and his creative writing, in particular his poems.

Perenič, U. 2012. “The Reading Societies Network and Socio-Geographic Dynamics.” Slavisticna Revija, no. 3: 383–400.

Abstract: This article presents various factors, aside from national-political impetuses, that may have significantly influenced the formation of a reading societies network in the ethnically Slovene territory in the 1860s. It speculates on the nature of the connections between these factors and the organization of reading centersʼ spatial distribution in the territory. The article attempts to reveal the nature of the interaction between the demographic features of specific population centers and broader administrative divisions in the context of which the reading movement developed. In so doing, it relies on the first comprehensive Austro-Hungarian census, which was completed in 1869. Among the factors, special attention is devoted to the administrative and judicial organization of regions with reading centers, their local administrative divisions, and the distribution of educational infrastructure made up of middle and high schools. On these bases, the article offers several possible models that show how the factors inquestion were interconnected in the rise and spread of reading centers throughout the ethnically Slovene territory.

Urbanc, M., and Juvan, M. 2012. “At the Juncture of Literature and Geography: Literature as a Subject of Geographic Inquiry in the Case of Slovene Istria.” Slavisticna Revija, no. 3: 339–50.

Abstract: Literary works as discursive articulation of the experience of residing in a space are becoming a legitimate subject of geographic inquiry. Postmodern geography also has adopted for its purposes some concepts from literary studies, such as intertextuality and landscape as text or geographic imagination. A qualitative analysis of selected examples of literary texts that thematize the space of Slovene Istria shows how topophilia, the Self/other identity distinction, and feelings of place and placelessness take shape in them. These are contemporary concepts of humanistic geography, which build on the predominantly objectivist, natural and social science tradition by taking into account individual and group apprehension, imagination, and formation of space. Literary works enable geography to analyze our relation to our living environs and the meanings that we attribute to the space or identify ourselves with. Our relations to space are also a fundamental condition for forming identities and societal responsibility.

January 23rd 2015

Special 2014 issue of Reconstruction on spatial literary studies —http://reconstruction.eserver.org/Issues/143/contents_143.shtml

• Introduction (Robert T. Tally Jr)
• Geocriticism at a Crossroads: An Overview (Mariya Shymchyshyn
• How to Do Narratives with Maps?: Cartography as a Performative Act in Gulliver’s Travels and Through the Looking Glass (Emmanuelle Peraldo and Yann Calbérac)

• Mallarmé, Poet of the Earthly World: On Spatiality in L’Après midi d’un Faune (Rogério de Melo Franco)

•Zola’s Spatial Explorations of Second Empire Paris (Julia Kröger)
and more. . . .

January 19th, 2015

Cooley, Ronald W. 2015. “‘Sexy in a “Tunbridge Wells” Sort of Way’: A Study in the Literary Iconography of Place.” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 15 (1): 90–118.

Madera, Judith. 2015. Black Atlas: Geography and Flow in Nineteenth-Century African American Literature. Duke University Press.
Abstract: Black Atlas presents definitive new approaches to black geography. It focuses attention on the dynamic relationship between place and African American literature during the long nineteenth century, a volatile epoch of national expansion that gave rise to the Civil War, Reconstruction, Pan–Americanism, and the black novel. Judith Madera argues that spatial reconfiguration was a critical concern for the era’s black writers, and she also demonstrates how the possibility for new modes of representation could be found in the radical redistricting of space. Madera reveals how crucial geography was to the genre-bending works of writers such as William Wells Brown, Martin Delany, James Beckwourth, Pauline Hopkins, Charles Chesnutt, and Alice Dunbar-Nelson. These authors intervened in major nineteenth-century debates about free soil, regional production, Indian deterritorialization, internal diasporas, pan–American expansionism, and hemispheric circuitry. Black geographies stood in for what was at stake in negotiating a shared world.

January 16th, 2015

Cranfield, J. L. 2014. “Sherlock’s Slums: The Periodical as an Environmental Form.” Textual Practice 28 (2): 215–41.

Abstract: This article uses recent developments in environmental criticism to analyse the role of the ‘The Strand Magazine’ and the late-Victorian periodical in general within late-century and early Edwardian London. It examines ‘The Strand’’s connection with the development of intra-city rail services, the simultaneous growth of the commuter belt and inner-city slums, and, finally, the ways in which the corporeal afterlife of periodical texts should alter traditional ways of interpreting them. It argues that, outside of periodical studies itself, the periodical has been neglected and not subjected to newer kinds of theoretical analysis. Contrary to popular prejudices against them, I argue that the periodical is a quintessentially environmental form in that it necessarily maintains a close, symbiotic relationship with the world around it.

Jefferson, B. 2014. “Contesting Knowledge, Contested Space: Language, Place, and Power in Derek Walcott’s Colonial Schoolhouse.” Teorie Vědy / Theory of Science 36 (1): 77–103.
Abstract: Derek Walcott’s colonial schoolhouse bears an interesting relationship to space and place: it is both a Caribbean site, and a site that disavows its locality by valorizing the metropolis and acting as a vital institution in the psychic colonization of the Caribbean peoples. The situation of the schoolhouse within the Caribbean landscape, and the presence of the Caribbean body, means that the pedagogical relationship works in two ways, and that the hegemonic/colonial discourses of the schoolhouse are inherently challenged within its walls. While the school was used as a means of colonial subjugation, as a method of privileging the metropolitan centre, and as a way of recreating that centre within the colonies, Walcott’s emphasis on place complicates and ultimately rewrites colonial discourses and practices. While the school attempts to legitimize colonial space, it in fact fosters what Walter Mignolo has termed “border thinking.”
Kohler-Golly, Katja. 2014. “‘Location Is Everything’ : The Concept of Space in John Updike’s Rabbit Tetralogy and Richard Ford’s Bascombe Trilogy.” PhD, Universität des Saarlandes. http://scidok.sulb.uni-saarland.de/volltexte/2014/5849/.
Abstract: Location, and in a broader sense, the complex representation of space constitutes a key issue in John Updike’s Rabbit tetralogy and Richard Ford’s Frank Bascombe trilogy. Both authors chronicle the suburban life of their male protagonists in the Eastern United States from 1959 to the turn of the century. The aim of this thesis is to derive from seven novels (and the novella Rabbit Remembered) how the main characters perceive space and how they construe their sense of place. Relying on the method of close reading, this study examines Updike’s and Ford’s literature within the discourse of the male protagonists’ white middle class world. This dissertation takes a socio-spatial approach to Updike’s and Ford’s multivolume fiction and shows in what ways space serves as an organizing principle of their texts. With regard to the writing and reading of Updike’s and Ford’s landscapes, this study draws on the critical work by Robert T. Tally Jr., who differentiates between “literary cartography” and “literary geography” in his monograph Spatiality. In their fiction, Updike and Ford create a “literary cartography” by meticulously mapping their main characters’ surroundings. By analogy, this dissertation represents a “literary geography” gained through a spatial reading of their texts. Crucial to this research project was a triadic reading of both authors’ literature. First, the chapter on (sub)urban space investigates how the characters cognitively map space. Second, this study probes the representation of social space. In this context, the state of community life and the structure of civic engagement are examined. The third pillar of the triadic reading of space focuses on the protagonists’ private sphere and scrutinizes the representation of domestic space. The nexus between these three fields of investigation determines the main characters’ idea of home and their sense of place. This study contributes to the field of spatiality in literary criticism, and it encourages a triadic reading of suburban literature written from a feminist or ethnic perspective. The “literary geography” of Updike’s and Ford’s spatialized fictions opens up new avenues to inquire into the prominent and increasingly important role of space in American literature.
Moyo, T., J. Gonye, and T. Mdlongwa. 2012. “An Elixir to the Claustrophobia of Home? Representations of the Diaspora in Harare North and Selected Short Stories in Hunting in Foreign Lands and Other Short Stories.” International Journal of Asian Social Science 2 (8): 1378–91.
abstract: The reality of what became known as the ‘Zimbabwean Crisis’ has, from 2000 onwards, been ambivalently fictionalised in the Zimbabwean literary geography of the time. Writers narrativise diasporic reality and migration into the Diaspora as Janus-faced in that these could lead to the opening up of democratic spaces and improving the well-being of those who embark on the hunt for foreign currency. But some view the genesis and execution of the odyssey as analogous to responding to the call of a strange bird that certainly leads to deracination from the family, moral bankruptcy, cultural alienation and, in some instances, metaphorical and physical death. The research therefore intends to interrogate the richly varying ways in which the writers wrestle with this epochal phenomenon and the extent to which they pack and unpack the issues of motive, causality and consequences of diasporanism. In doing this the researchers intend to use the novel Harare North and selected short stories from Hunting in Foreign Lands (2010).It is the researchers’ contention that the Diaspora option enacted mixed fortunes for the sojourners, their families and the Zimbabwean society at large.

December 4, 2014

Cook, Jessica. 2014. “Material and Textual Spaces in the Poetry of Montagu, Leapor, Barbauld, and Robinson.” Ph.D., University of South Florida.
Abstract: Women Poets and Place in Eighteenth-Century Poetry considers how four women poets of the long eighteenth century–Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Mary Leapor, Anna Letitia Barbauld, and Mary Robinson–construct various places in their poetry, whether the London social milieu or provincial England. I argue that the act of place making, or investing a location with meaning, through poetry is also a way of writing a place for themselves in the literary public sphere and in literary history. Despite the fact that more women wrote poetry than in any other genre in the period, women poets remain a relatively understudied area in eighteenth-century scholarship. My research is informed by place theory as defined by the fields of Human Geography and Ecocriticism; I consider how the poem reproduces material space and the nonhuman environment, as well as how place effectively shapes the individual. These four poets represent the gamut of career choices in this era, participating in manuscript and print culture, writing for hire and for leisure, publishing by subscription and through metropolitan booksellers. Each of these textual spaces serves as an illustration of how the poet’s place, both geographically and socially speaking, influences the medium of circulation for the poetic text and the authorial persona she constructs in the process. By charting how each of these four poets approaches place–whether as the subject of their poetry or the poetic space itself–I argue that they offer us a way to destabilize and diversify the literary landscape of eighteenth-century poetry.

November 30, 2014

Ryan, Lorraine. Memory and Spatiality in Post-Millennial Spanish Narrative. Ashgate , 2014.

Focusing on literary texts produced from 2000 to 2009, Lorraine Ryan examines the imbrication between the preservation of Republican memory and the transformations of Spanish public space during the period from 1931 to 2005. Accordingly, Ryan analyzes the spatial empowerment and disempowerment of Republican memory and identity in Dulce Chacón s Cielos de barro, Ángeles López s Martina, la rosa número trece, Alberto Méndez s Los girasoles ciegos, Carlos Ruiz Zafón s La sombra del viento, Emili Teixidor s Pan negro, Bernardo Atxaga s El hijo del acordeonista, and José María Merino s La sima. The interrelationship between Republican subalternity and space is redefined by these writers as tense and constantly in flux, undermined by its inexorable relationality, which leads to subjects endeavoring to instill into space their own values. Subjects erode the hegemonic power of the public space by articulating in an often surreptitious form their sense of belonging to a prohibited Republican memory culture. In the democratic period, they seek a categorical reinstatement of same on the public terrain. Ryan also considers the motivation underlying this coterie of authors commitment to the issue of historical memory, an analysis which serves to amplify the ambits of existing scholarship that tends to ascribe it solely to postmemory.

November 17, 2014

Borin, L, D Dannélls, and L-J Olsson. 2014. “Geographic Visualization of Place Names in Swedish Literary Texts.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 29 (3): 400–404.

Dolin, K. 2014. “Place and Property in Post-Mabo Fiction by Dorothy Hewett, Alex Miller and Andrew McGahan.” Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature 14 (3).

Entwistle, A. 2013. Poetry, Geography, Gender: Women Rewriting Contemporary Wales. The University of Chicago Press.

Goodwin, D. 2014. “Literary Cartography and the Collecting of Place and Experience, with Specific Reference to Collecting Arthur Ransome.” Script and Print 38 (3): 177–90.

Henton, Alice Marie Hampton. 2014. “Spectral Evidence of the Invisible World: Gender and the Puritan Supernatural in American Fiction, 1798-1856.” University of California, Los Angeles.

Hones, S. 2014. Literary Geographies: Narrative Space in Let the Great World Spin. Palgrave Macmillan.

Jacobson, M., and S.C. Larsen. 2014. “Ethnographic Fiction for Writing and Research in Cultural Geography.” Journal of Cultural Geography 31 (2): 179–93.

Josephs, K.B. 2013. “Beyond Geography, Past Time: Afrofuturism, The Rainmaker’s Mistake, and Caribbean Studies.” Small Axe 17 (2 41): 123–35.

Meade, Christopher M. 2014. “Writing American Space: History, Fiction and Territory In Cather, Carpentier, Borges and Delany.” PhD, University of Michigan.

Smith, M. 2014. “Fiction and the Nation: The Construction of Canadian Identity in Chatelaine and Canadian Home Journal during the 1930s and 1940s.” British Journal of Canadian Studies 27 (1): 37–53.

Wilkens, M. 2013. “The Geographic Imagination of Civil War-Era American Fiction.” American Literary History 25 (4): 803–40.

September 29, 2014

Voorhees, J. 2014. “Disciplining Fiction: Projecting Robin Evans through History and Geography.” ARCC Conference Repository, July. http://www.arcc-journal.org/index.php/repository/article/view/257.

September 28, 2014

Thurgar-Dawson, C. 2006. “Negotiating Englishness: Choropoetics, Reciprocal Spatial Realities and Holistic Spatial Semantics in William Renton’s ‘The Fork of the Road’(1876).” Landscape and Englishness 1: 27.

Thurgar-Dawson, C. 2008. “Fated Landscape: Choropoetic Practice in Don DeLillo’s Underworld.” Anglia – Zeitschrift Für Englische Philologie 126 (2): 363–79.

abstract: Don DeLillo’s millennial novel, Underworld, is not just about social, political or global systems as such, but equally about the processes of spatial organisation through which they are gathered. Indeed, Underworld uses an array of spatial practices to lend it an overall structure that is geographical as well as temporal and historical. This is not to reduce the significance of its fixed historical scenes or the order in which they occur, but to suggest that for contingent and writerly texts like Underworld, a reading via spatial parameters can prove ultimately more rewarding. Questioning Kavadlo’s claim that “[t]he novel, however, seems less concerned with where we are than how we got here” (Kavadlo 2004, 122) I argue that six main practices are in evidence in the text and that these six socio-spatial modes, taken together, constitute a regional or ‘chorological’ poetics. The six spatial modes I am positing are: spatial production; spatial consumption; landscape; space-time; place; and gender.

Miner, Heather. 2013. “Communities of Place: Making Regions in the Victorian Novel.” PhD, Rice University.

abstract: Mid-way through George Eliot’s Middlemarch, the heroine of the novel develops a plan to move from her country estate in England’s Midlands to the northern industrial county of Yorkshire, where she intends to found a model factory town. Dorothea Brooke’s utopian fantasy of class relations, ultimately abandoned, hints at the broader regional and geospatial discourse at work in this canonical Victorian novel, but is as equally ignored by critics as by other characters in Eliot’s realist masterpiece. In Communities of Place, I explore a new current of scholarship in Victorian studies by examining the role that England’s historic and geographic regions played in the development of the novel.

Scholars of British literature and history have long argued that Victorian national and cultural identity was largely forged and promulgated from England’s urban centers. Over the course of the nineteenth century, the center became synonymous with London and, in the national metropolitan imagination, counties outside of London seemingly became homogenized into peripheral, anti-modern spaces. The critical tradition reinforces this historical narrative by arguing that the rise of nationalism precludes the development of regionalism. Thus, theorists of British nationalism have glossed over England’s intranational identity and have directed attention beyond England’s borders, to France or Scotland, to analyze national identity within Great Britain as a whole. Scholars of intra-English culture, meanwhile, often narrowly focused on county histories and the working classes in isolation. Both types of studies effectively argue that the English middle class, and the middle-class Victorian novel, lack regional affiliation; as Raymond Williams argues, middle-class Victorians were “external” to regional life.

With Communities of Place, I join a scholarly conversation that offers an alternative to these scholarly cul-de-sacs: a critically engaged and historically responsive account of English regionalism. My project demonstrates how the development of distinctive English regional cultures paralleled, and occasionally destabilized, the formation of English national identity in the Victorian period. Central to this project is my assertion that the English upper and middle classes, like the working classes, were in part defined by their regional affiliations.

Communities of Place, then, offers a historically specific understanding of regionalism as an important structuring framework for the social, geographic, and environmental relations in post-Romantic English literature, by drawing attention to four formulations of English regionalism: the early-Victorian defenses of industrial Northern Englishness, mid-Victorian regional conceptions of mixed rural and factory spaces, the repurposing of non-industrial landscapes for leisure, and the late-century return to the materiality of countryside, now emptied of Romantic naturalism. In each chapter I study geographically-specific cultural regions, from Elizabeth Gaskell’s industrial Lancashire to Thomas Hardy’s rural Wessex, in order to explore more generally how local class relations, topography, and recreational activities helped to shape discrete notions of Englishness outside of London. This methodology offers a productive alternative to center/peripheral models for understanding relations within England. By focusing on the depiction of regional responses to topics of national discussion, ranging from industrialism to the rise of consumer culture, I show how these issues were negotiated by the middle classes Victorian literature. These responses influence contemporary discussions about regional authority over landscape policy, the cultural status of the vernacular, and the preservation of green spaces in the urban nation.

September 10, 2014

King, Susan. 2014.’ Reading the city, walking the book: mapping Sydney’s fictional topographies.’ PhD, University of Sydney.

August 14, 2014

Doering, J. 2013. “How Useful Is Thematic Cartography of Literature?” Primerjalna Knijevnost 36 (2): 139–49.

Leer, M. 1991. “Imagined Counterpart, Outlining a Conceptual Literary Geography of Australia.” Australian Literary Studies 15 (2): 1–13.

Stockhammer, R. 2013. “Exokeanismos: The (Un) Mappability of Literature.” Primerjalna Knijevnost 36 (2): 123–38.

Stojmenska-Elzeser, S. 2013. “Representation and Production of the Genius Loci in Literature.” Primerjalna Knijevnost 36 (2): 115–22.

Thurgar-Dawson, C. 2013. “Reality Mining and Meaningful Motion Patterns: A Critical GIS for Literary Studies.” Perspectives on Mobility 17: 69-86.

August 6, 2014

Crang, M. 2009. “Comment on: Text as It Happens: Literary Geography.” Compass Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference . http://compassconference.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/civc-commentary-michael-crang-durham-university-on-text-as-it-happens-literary-geography-sheila-hones.pdf.

Kneale, J. 2009. “Comments on: Text as It Happens: Literary Geography.” Compass Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference . http://compassconference.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/civc-commentary-james-kneale-university-college-london-on-text-as-it-happens-literary-geography-sheila-hones.pdf.

Ridanpää, Juha. 2014. “Politics of Literary Humour and Contested Narrative Identity (of a Region with No Identity).” Cultural Geographies. http://cgj.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/03/03/1474474014525054.abstract.

Short articles included in Sandberg, L. Anders, and John S. Marsh. 1988. “Focus: Literary Landscapes; Geography and Literature.”

Avery, H.“Theories of Prairie Literature and the Woman’s Voice.” The Canadian Geographer 32 (3): 270–72.

Bordessa, R. 1988. “The City in Canadian Literature:  Realist and Symbolic Interpretations.” The Canadian Geographer 32 (3): 272–74.

Osborne, B.S. 1988. “Fact, Symbol, and Message: Three Approaches to Literary Landscapes.” The Canadian Geographer 32 (3): 267–69.

Simpson-Housley, L. Anders. 1988. “The Idiosyncratic Mode of Regard.” The Canadian Geographer 32 (3): 269–70.

Book chapter list for Humanistic Geography and Literature (ed. D.C.D. Pocock), 1981.

Andrews, H.F. 1981. “Nineteenth-Century St. Petersburg: Workpoints for an Exploration of Image and Place.” In Humanistic Geography and Literature, 173–89. Croom Helm.

Cook, I.G. 1981. “Consciousness and the Novel: Fiaction or Fiction in the Works of D.H. Lawrence.” In Humanistic Geography and Literature, 66–84. Croom Helm.

Cosgrove, D., and J.E. Thornes. 1981. “Of Truth of Clouds: John Ruskin and the Moral Order in Landscape.” In Humanistic Geography and Literature, 20–46. Croom Helm.

Lloyd, W.J. 1981. “A Social-Literary History of Late-Nineteenth-Century Boston.” In Humanistic Geography and Literature, 159–72. Croom Helm.

Middleton, C.P. 1981. “Roots and Rootlessness: An Exploratin of the Concept in the Life and Novels of George Eliot.” In Humanistic Geography and Literature, 101–20. Croom Helm.

Newby, P.T. 1981. “Literature and the Fashioning of Tourist Taste.” In Humanistic Geography and Literature, 130–41. Croom Helm.

Olsson, G. 1981. “On Yearning for Home: An Epistemelogical View of Ontological Transformations.” In Humanistic Geography and Literature, 121–29. Croom Helm.

Olvig, K.R. 1981. “Literature and ‘Reality’: The Transformation of the Jutland Heath.” In Humanistic Geography and Literature, 47–65. Croom Helm.

Paterson, J.H., and E. Paterson. 1981. “Shropshire: Reality and Symbol in the Work of Mary Webb.” In Humanistic Geography and Literature, 209–20. Croom Helm.

Pocock, D.C.D. 1981. “Introduction: Imaginative Literature and the Geographer.” In Humanistic Geography and Literature, 9–19. Croom Helm.

Prince, H.C. 1981. “George Crabbe’s Suffolk Scenes.” In Humanistic Geography and Literature, 190–207. Croom Helm.

Salter, C.L. 1981. “John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath as a Primer for Cultural Geography.” In Humanistic Geography and Literature, 142–58. Croom Helm.

Seamon, D. 1981. “Newcomers, Existential Outsiders and Insiders: Their Portrayal in Two Books by Doris Lessing.” In Humanistic Geography and Literature, 85–100. Croom Helm.

August 4, 2014

Chapters included in Mallory, W. E., and P. Simpson-Housley. 1987. Geography and literature. Syracuse University Press:

Caviedes, C. 1987. “The Latin American Boom Town in the Literary View of José María Arguedas.”  56–77.

Griffin, J. 1987. “Geography as Destiny in Harriette Arnow’s Kentucky Trilogy.” 95–113.

Jones, L. 1987. “Thomas Hardy and the Cliff without a Name.”   169–84.

Miller, J.W. 1987a. “Anytime the Ground Is Uneven: The Outlook for Regional Studies and What to Look Out For.” 1–20.

Mitchell,. 1987. “Landscape and Literature.”  23–29.

Paul, A. H. 1987. “Russian Landscape in Literature: Lermontov and Turgenev.”  115–31.

Pocock, D.C.D. 1987. “Haworth: The Experience of Literary Place.”   135–42.

Preston, P. 1987. “A Grim and Original Beauty”: Arnold Bennett and the Landscape of the Five Towns” 31–55.

Robinson, B. 1987a. “The Geography of a Crossroads: Modernism, Surrealism, and Geography.”   185–98.

Rosowski, S. J. 1987. “Willa Cather and the Fatality of Place: O Pioneers!, My Antonia, and A Lost Lady.” 81–94.

Shami, J. 1987. “John Donne: Geography as Metaphor.”161–67.

Vermette, R. 1987. “Terrae Incantatae: The Symbolic Geography of Twelfth-Century Arthurian Romance.”  145–60.


Lucas, J. 1988. “Places and Dwellings: Wordsworth, Clare and the Anti-Picturesque.” In Places and Dwellings: Wordsworth, Clare and the Anti-Picturesque, 83–97. Cambridge Univ. Press.

McGreevy, P. 1992. “Reading the Texts of Niagara Falls: The Metaphor of Death.” In Writing Worlds: Discourse, Text and Metaphor in the Representation of Landscape, 50–72.Porter, P. W., and F. E. Lukermann. 1976. “The Geography of Utopia.” In Geographies of the Mind, 198:197–223.

Simpson-Housley, P. 1982. “DH Lawrence’s Perceptions of Italy.” Scritti Geografici in Onore Di Aldo Sestini 2: 1001–12.

Teather, E.K. 1991. “Visions and Realities: Images of Early Postwar Australia.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, New Series, 16 (4): 470–83.

Daniel, L. A. “Norteño Imaginary Spaces: A Typology of the Fictional Towns of Guillermo Arriaga, David Toscana, and Alfredo Espinosa.” Hispania 88, no. 2 (2005): 257–66.

Abstract: Narrative space–real or imaginary–is essential for the realization of a novel. An examination of fictive space in three contemporary Mexican norte?o writers reveals they share certain commonalities. Also, the novels are generally set in small fictional towns that tend to be manifest in one of two forms: a realistically depicted place that doesn’t exist in the real world either by name or location, or an existing town with a name change. Information on its founding or the detail given to its physical description aids the reader’s willing suspension of disbelief in order to accept the invented place as a real community and to subsequently identify with and relate to it.

Harpold, T. 2005. “Verne’s Cartographies.” Science Fiction Studies, 18–42.

Johnson, K.L. 2007. “Writing Deeper Maps: Mapmaking, Local Indigenous Knowledges, and Literary Nationalism in Native Women’s Writing.” Studies in American Indian Literatures 19 (4): 103–20.

Parsons, Coilin. 2008. “Literary Maps: Cartography in Anglo-Irish Literature”. PhD, Columbia University. http://gradworks.umi.com/33/33/3333419.html.

 My dissertation proposes maps as key to navigating the landscape of Anglo-Irish literature. The Anglo-Irish Revival of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century depended on the maps produced by the Ordnance Survey of the British army between 1824 and 1841 for much of its raw material. This material came from the extensive investigations in history, archaeology, and folklore carried out by the employees of the survey, as well as from the maps themselves. I argue that the survey’s historical and cartographic contributions are central to the work of Irish writers from the apocryphal translator James Clarence Mangan to J.M. Synge, and W.B. Yeats. “Literary Maps” reinserts these authors’ works into their contemporary cultural and disciplinary context—the development of a significant and effective tool of British government in Ireland—and argues for the centrality of mapping to their understanding of history.

I also make an intervention into the study of colonial mapmaking, reading the maps and associated publications of cartographers from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. I argue that the history of cartography in Ireland undermines our understanding of maps of colonized spaces as a seamless language of power; while maps promise to encode and consolidate power, they also facilitate the unbinding of that power. Though the process of map-making offers new imaginative possibilities for Irish literature in English, the traffic is by no means one way, and my dissertation hinges on the symbiotic relationship between describing Ireland in maps and describing it in imaginative literature. Mangan, Synge, and Yeats all offer compelling alternative visions of landscape, history, and folklore that constantly interrupt the appearance of order so carefully constructed in maps, exposing and exploiting the fissures that I identify in my reading of the work of the Ordnance Survey. In addition, these writers look to maps to provide an imaginative idea of landscape that overcomes the narrow, sectarian divisions of the nationalist movement, and proposes an inclusive, cosmopolitan vision of the state. “Literary Maps” attempts to recuperate the shared history of mapmaking and literature in Ireland.

Perenič, U. 2013. “An Overview of Literary Mapping Projects on Cities: Literary Spaces, Literary Maps and Sociological (re) Conceptualisations of Space.” Neohelicon, 1–13.

The status of literary mapping projects as applied to national capitals or large cities invites fascinating modes of exegesis. The use of literary maps, now one
of the main tools in spatially-oriented literary studies, reveals, among other phenomena, the relationship between real and imaginary spaces. This essay proffers
two options: maps used in literary studies in a limited fashion and in tandem with spatial studies—i.e., geographical analyses—or a renunciation of maps when literary imageries of cities are determined to be fictional and unreal. The latter possibility is supported particularly by modern sociological (re)conceptualisations of
space, which, prior to the spatial turn in post-modernist studies, advocated the view that (city) space is a result of specific material features and of the social dynamics and practices of the users of that space. All considered, it is time perhaps that literary studies reconsider these models and the (appropriate or inappropriate) use of maps.

Zanger, J. 1982. “‘Harbours Like Sonnets’ : Literary Maps and Cartographic Symbols.” The Georgia Review 36 (4): 773–90.

August 1, 2014

Duvert, E. “Faulkner’s Map of Time.” The Faulkner Journal 2, no. 1 (1986): 14–28.

GoGwilt, C.L. The Invention of the West: Joseph Conrad and the Double-Mapping of Europe and Empire. Stanford University Press Stanford, 1995.

Gunn, C. D. “The Non-Western Novel as a Geography Text.” Journal of Geography 73, no. 3 (1974): 27–34.

Harrison, D. “The Visual Quality of the Natural Environment in Prairie Fiction.” In Environmental Aesthetics: Essays in Interpretation, 117–57. University of Victoria Department of, 1982.

Hoy, D. R. “The Geography of Novels: Some Ideas.” Teaching Geography, 1985, 170–75.

Jeans, D. N. “Some Literary Examples of Humanistic Descriptions of Place.” The Australian Geographer 14, no. 4 (1979): 207–14.

Kerrigan, J.. “The Country of the Mind.” Times Literary Supplement, TLS, no. 4980 (1998): 3–4.

Lieberman, E. The American Short Story: A Study of the Influence of Locality in Its Development. The Folcroft Press, 1912.

McHaney, T. L. “The Falkners and the Origin of Yoknapatawpha County: Some Corrections.” Mississippi Quarterly, 1972, 249–64.

Miller, E. J. “Mark Twain in the Geography Classroom: Should We Invite Him In?” Journal of Geography 88, no. 2 (1989): 46–49.

Sandler, B., and A. A. Carlson. Environmental Aesthetics: Essays in Interpretation. University of Victoria Department of, 1982.

Silverman, S. E. “The Use of Novels in Teaching Cultural Geography of the United States.” Journal of Geography 76, no. 4 (1977): 140–46.

Sisson, J. “Read Your Way Across the USA: Articles.” Journal of Geography 89, no. 4 (1990): 175–77.

Watson, J. W. “Canadian Regionalism in Life and Letters.” Geographical Journal, 1965, 21–33.

Wyckoff, W. “The Prairie Novel and the European Immigrant: New Perspectives for the Geography Classroom.” Journal of Geography 78, no. 6 (1979): 226–30.

July 29th 2014

Martin, C., and S. Murray. “Crime Takes Place: Spatial Situation (s) in Margie Orford’s Fiction.” Scrutiny2 19, no. 1 (2014): 35–51.

 Building on the early interests of scholars such as Hausladen (1995), recent academic writing on crime fiction has begun to give more credence to the significant role of place in the genre (see Schmid 2012), granting the form a sociocritical impact beyond assumed escapism. This article uses several krimi novels by Margie Orford to illustrate the genre’s potential to move beyond descriptive “setting” in order to offer informed, located responses to the ways in which space, in particular social contexts, is established and mediated. Orford’s treatment of various locales in her fiction grounds narrative in recognisably South/southern African geographies. At the same time, however, her interest in the question of social relation entails moving a reader from the casual acceptance of separate spaces (whether of “race”, class or gender) into challenging, critical forms of spatial, conceptual and experiential interconnection. Additionally, she works in satisfying ways with patterns of spatial scale familiar to readers of crime fiction, a range that at once satisfies popular genre expectations of atmosphere and thrill, even as she disconcerts received assumptions about the nature of places such as “home”. She also moves beyond national boundaries, tackling crime’s internationalising impetus. Overall, Orford’s novels illustrate elements of Reijnders notion of “guilty landscape” (2009), creating intriguing links among place, history, memory and uncertain futures.

July 27th 2014

A big bunch of pre-1990 catch-up citations today —
Alexander, David. “Dante and the Form of the Land.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 76, no. 1 (1986): 38–49.

Butler-Adam, John F. “Literature and The Night–Time Geography of Cities.” South African Geographical Journal 63, no. 1 (1981): 47–59.

Cerveny, Randall S., and Sandra W. Brazel. “Sherlock Holmes and the Weather.” Weatherwise 42, no. 2 (1989): 80–84.

Dutt, Ashok K., and Ramesh C. Dhussa. “The Contrasting Image and Landscape of Calcutta through Literature.” Proceedings of the Association of American Geographers 8 (1976): 102–6.

Emery, F. V. “English Regional Studies from Aubrey to Defoe.” The Geographical Journal 124, no. 3 (September 1958): 315.

Geikie, Archibald. Types of Scenery and Their Influence on Literature. Macmillan, 1898.

Gilbert, E.W. “British Regional Novelists and Geography.” In British Pioneers in Geography, 116–27. Barnes and Noble, 1972.

Goodey, Brian R. “Mapping ‘Utopia’: A Comment on the Geography of Sir Thomas More.” Geographical Review 60, no. 1 (January 1970): 15.

Jay, Leslie J. “The Black Country of Francis Brett Young.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 1975, 57–72.

Lamme III, Ary J. “Geography in Children’s Literature: A Florida Survey.” Journal of Geography 86, no. 4 (1987): 160–64.

Loyd, Bonnie. “The Changing City Landscape in Children’s Books.” Journal of Outdoor Education 13, no. 2 (1979): 15–20.

Manzi, E. “The Geographical Novel of Emilio Salgari.” In International Geography. U of Toronto Press, 1972.

Martinson, T.L. “From Agatha Christie to Frank Herbert: Tracing Geographical Themes in Popular Literature.” Geographical Perspectives 43 (1979): 10–14.

Mill, Hugh Robert. Guide to Geographical Books and Appliances. George Philip & Son, 1910.

Noble, Allen G. “The Emergence and Evolution of Malgudi: An Interpretation of South Indian Townscapes from the Fictional Writings of RK Narayan.” Proceedings of the Association of American Geographers 8 (1976): 106–10.

Pirie, G. H. “Mostly ‘Jubek’ Urbanism in Some South African English Literature.” South African Geographical Journal 64, no. 1 (1982): 63–71.

Porteous, J. Douglas. “A Preliminary Landscape Analysis of Middle-Earth during Its Third Age.” Landscape 19 (1975): 33–38.

Reynolds, Robert C. “The Geomorphology of Middle-Earth.” Swansea Geographer 12, no. 1 (1974): 974.

Salter, Christopher L. “Signatures and Settings: One Approach to Landscape in Literature.” Dimensions of Human Geography: Essays on Some Familiar and Neglected Themes, 1978, 69–83.

Seamon, David. “Phenomenological Investigation of Imaginative Literature: A Commentary.” Environmental Knowing: Theories, Research and Methods, 1976, 286–90.

Spolton, L. “The Spirit of Place: DH Lawrence and the East Midlands.” The East Midland Geographer 5 (1970): 88–96.

Tuan, Yi-Fu. “Literature, Experience and Environmental Knowing.” Environmental Knowing: Theories, Research and Methods, 1976, 260–62.

Warton, D. Short List of Novels and Literary Works of Geographic Interest. London: Leeds Branch of the British Geographers Association, 1920.

Whittington, Graeme. “The Regionalism of Lewis Grassic Gibbon.” The Scottish Geographical Magazine 90, no. 2 (1974): 75–84.

Wright, J. K. “Geography of the Odyssey.” Geographical Review 18 (1928): 157–58.

Wright, J. K. “Homeric Geography.” Geographical Review 16 (1926): 669–71.

Wright, J. K. “The Geography of Dante.” The Geographical Review 14, no. 2 (1924): 319–20.

Wright, John K. “Geography in Literature.” The Geographical Review 14, no. 1 (1924): 659–60.

Zelliot, E. “Literary Images of the Modern Indian City.” In Urban India: Society, Space and Image, 215–23. Duke University, 1970.

July 22nd 2014

Neate, H. 2012. “Because the Trent Book Shop Is in Nottingham.” In Cusp: Recollections of Poetry in Transition, 35–50. Shearsman Press.

On small press publishing in the 1960s.

July 18th 2014

Borin, L., D. Dannélls, and L.-J. Olsson. 2014. “Geographic Visualization of Place Names in Swedish Literary Texts.” Literary and Linguistic Computing.

This article describes the development of a geographical information system (GIS) at Språkbanken as part of a visualization solution to be used in an archive of historical Swedish literary texts. The research problems we are aiming to address concern orthographic and morphological variation, missing place names, and missing place name coordinates. Some of these problems form a central part in the development of methods and tools for the automatic analysis of historical Swedish literary texts at our research unit. We discuss the advantages and challenges of covering large-scale spelling variation in place names from different sources and in generating maps with focus on different time periods.

Caquard, S., and W. Cartwright. 2014. “Narrative Cartography: From Mapping Stories to the Narrative of Maps and Mapping.” The Cartographic Journal 51 (2): 101–6.

This paper provides an overview of the multiple ways of envisioning the relationships between maps and narratives. This is approached from a map making perspective. Throughout the process of editing this special issue, we have identified two main types of relationships. Firstly, maps have been used to represent the spatio-temporal structures of stories and their relationships with places. Oral, written and audio-visual stories have been mapped extensively. They raise some common cartographic challenges, such as improving the spatial expression of time, emotions, ambiguity, connotation, as well as the mixing of personal and global scales, real and fictional places, dream and reality, joy and pain. Secondly, the potential of maps as narratives and the importance of connecting the map with the complete mapping process through narratives is addressed. Although the potential of maps to tell stories has already been widely acknowledged, we emphasize the increasing recognition of the importance of developing narratives that critically describe the cartographic process and context in which maps unfold – the core idea of post-representational cartography. Telling the story about how maps are created and how they come to life in a broad social context and in the hands of their users has become a new challenge for mapmakers.

Earhart, A. E. 2014. “‘After a Hundred Years / Nobody Knows the Place’: Notes Toward Spatial Visualizations of Emily Dickinson.” The Emily Dickinson Journal 23 (1): 98–105.

Abstract:This essay speculates on possible digital manipulations of the relationships between Dickinson texts—the letters and poems—and their spatial contexts and posits that such approaches are ripe for exploration by Dickinson scholars. The 19th-Century Concord Digital Archive is used as a case study to explore how literature scholars might locate research questions that would be supported by visualization approaches. The article explores the potential for representational and interpretive approaches to visualization, positing that interpretive uses hold the most scholarly promise. Examining possible tools that might be used by scholars, including GIS and Neatline, the article argues that such tools help us, as Jerome McGann writes, “imagine what we don’t know.” The article ends by cautioning scholars to resist simple, positivistic spatial representations that fix representations. Instead, the article encourages scholars to use visualizations to disrupt, reorder, and expose new forms of inquiry.

Lang, A. 2014. “Canadian Magazines and Their Spatial Contexts: Digital Possibilities and Practical Realities.” International Journal of Canadian Studies 48 (-1): 213–32.

The digitization of literary texts and periodicals brings with it exciting possibilities, including the ability to create visualizations of places and trajectories using mapping technologies. However, such mapping also has the potential to be somewhat perilous, as researchers need to invest significant amounts of time without always being certain in advance about the intellectual benefits that will result. In this article, I ask what it means to map place in relation to little magazines—places of publication, places mentioned, places whose broader imaginative pull is attested to by depictions of travel and tourism—and consider not only how but also why and when it is worth going to the trouble of geocoding texts from literature, literary history, and book history. I take several case studies of digital projects which use mapping of various sorts to explore what can be discovered from geographical and other forms of visualization, and I suggest particular kinds of data, and text, that are especially beneficial to bring within the ambit of this kind of methodological approach.

Morrison, S. 2013. “Requiem’s Ruins: Unmaking and Making in Cold War Faulkner.” American Literature 85 (2): 303–31.

Morrison’s essay calls for closer scholarly attention to Faulknerian geography in its historical specificity by demonstrating the effects of post-WWII urban crisis on Faulkner’s Cold War writing. To this end, the article reads Faulkner’s Requiem for a Nun (1951) as not only a response to industrialization and militarization in the South, but as a sustained novelistic reflection on modes of urban renewal in both the United States and a Europe under reconstruction through the Marshall Plan. By unearthing the bivalent history of US urbanism’s sounds and spaces, Requiem for a Nun interrogates US mass culture at a crucial moment in its foreign expansion, during a period when many Europeans feared an Americanization of their cities and cultures concomitant with US-funded postwar rebuilding. The text’s fictive geographies represent a Faulknerian spatial imagination unthinkable in isolation from the urban panics—both domestic and international—of the early Cold War, allowing us to rethink Faulkner’s strategies for imagining political community in this time. Through images of ruined and renewed urban forms, as well as the sounds that accompany material urban change, Requiem registers the tolls of both a mass-market consumerism that the United States sought to promote abroad and a schema of spatial and social reconstruction rooted in conditionality rather than forgiveness. In this way, the article calls attention to the geographical complexity of Faulkner’s engagement with a post-WWII US market empire.

Vandevelde, T. 2014. “‘Are You Going to Mind the Noise?’ Mapping the Soundscapes of Parade’s End.” In International Ford Madox Ford Studies 13. Rodopi.

West-Pavlov, R. 2014. “Inside Out – The New Literary Geographies of the Post-Apartheid City in Mpe and Vladislavić’s Johannesburg Writing.” Journal of Southern African Studies 40 (1): 7–19.

This article examines the strategies used by Johannesburg writers Phaswane Mpe and Ivan Vladislavić in their texts Welcome to Our Hillbrow (2001) and Portrait with Keys: The City of Johannesburg Unlocked (2006) to make sense of the bewildering transformations of post-apartheid Johannesburg. I begin by sketching the transformations of the city in the wake of the dismantling of apartheid-era segregation, sketching in particular the way in which the city has been turned ‘inside out’. Then, in the texts by Mpe and Vladislavić, I examine figures of the ‘inside out’, specifically Mpe’s use of narratological loops and Vladislavić’s implementation of the figure of the Möbius strip, to show how these recent literary texts have attempted to elucidate the vertiginous demographic changes in the city.

July 17th, 2014

Bavidge, J. 2006. “Stories in Space: The Geographies of Children’s Literature.” Children’s Geographies 4 (3): 319–30.

This paper argues for the uses of children’s literature in the study of children’s geographies. It focuses in particular on the nature of representations of urban space in children’s literature, a genre more usually connected with the pastoral and explores the narrative strategies and approaches of children’s literature which does venture into the city. I propose five modes in which the city is written for children and ask, from the position of literary criticism which distrusts children’s stories‘ ability to speak for children, how far these modes can be said to coincide with children’s lived experience of the city.

Schweighauser, P. 2006. The Noises of American Literature, 1890-1985. University Press of Florida.

Schweighauser traces the acoustic imagination of American literature from naturalism to postmodernism. He reads the noises writers represent as fictional responses to the social, cultural, and political changes and conflicts of modernity and postmodernity. Exploring the social functions of literature, he also suggests that literature itself, in its constant search for new language forms, has become a source of revitalizing noise in the channels of cultural communication.

June 26th, 2014

Travis, C. 2014. “Transcending the Cube: Translating GIScience Time and Space Perspectives in a Humanities GIS.” International Journal of Geographical Information Science 28 (5): 1149–64.

This paper discusses a Humanities Geographical Information Systems timespace modeling project, which does not reject the ‘space-time’ cube model but rather incorporates, translates and metonymically focuses GIScience methodologies through the epistemological prisms of the arts and humanities. The arts and humanities may offer insights which GIScience can consider in order to conceptualise and model timespaces. Employing the Euclidian framing of conventional GIS approaches, it attempts to artistically, metaphorically and metonymically engage the ‘space-time’ cube concept as a means to suggest a non-linear and fragmented perspective of space and time. The case study presented in this paper triangulates in GIS ‘soft’ data from a modernist novel depicting postmodern perspectives, empirical data sourced from fieldwork guided by the urban mapping strategies of Guy Debord and the Situationists Internationale and Giambattista Vico’s cyclical view of history with Mikhail M. Bakhtin’s literary motif of the chronotope as techniques to model contiguous perspectives of linear and cyclical timespace. The paper hopes to encourage ways to reflect upon a rapprochement between humanistic and scientific approaches to modelling space and time with GIS.

Fisher, K. E. 2014. “Writing (in) the Spaces of the Blitz: Spatial Myths and Memory in Wartime British Literature.” PhD, University of Michigan.

abstract: This dissertation examines the literary response to the Second World War and the Blitz in Britain. I argue that the physical spaces and landscapes of wartime Britain offered writers a metaphorical vocabulary for addressing war’s devastating consequences and imagining a possible future. From the late 1930s to the early 1950s, experimental, popular, and amateur writers alike responded to the extreme circumstances of aerial attack in innovative ways that reveal an unexpected convergence in the preoccupations of modernist highbrow and routine middlebrow writing in a time of war. A comprehensive study of Blitz writing substantially alters narratives of midcentury modernism, war writing, and British literary history. Blitz writers, generating a new type of battlefield text by and about non-soldiers, remade the physical spaces of England and transformed their symbolic value. In their work, air raid shelters, bombsites, and ruins become new catalysts for social and ideological encounters, which are also played out in more traditional literary spaces. Houses and domestic space are thrust from the private into the public sphere and lose their reassuring associations under threat of destruction. Bombed London and its urban spaces seem threatening and unreal, demanding imaginative rebuilding. The countryside invites a return to pastoral imagery as a way to address the war’s challenge to English history and identity. Texts that demonstrate the complex memory work associated with these spaces include Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day, Rumer Godden’s A Fugue in Time, Henry Green’s Caught, Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair, Patrick Hamilton’s The Slaves of Solitude, James Hanley’s No Directions, Rose Macaulay’s The World My Wilderness, Mollie Panter-Downes’s One Fine Day, and Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts, along with lesser-known poetry, fiction, diaries, journalism, and propaganda. This project uses such texts to reconstruct a literary geography of the home-front experience in World War II Britain and create a memorial landscape that recalls how the air raids and bombings were understood and remembered during and immediately after the war.

June 20th, 2014

Fraser, A. 2014 (forthcoming). “The Rural Geographies of Barbara Kingsolver’s Prodigal Summer.” Journal of Rural Studies. http://eprints.nuim.ie/5006/.

Academics are undoubtedly at the forefront of efforts to understand and communicate the sorts of far-reaching contemporary changes that make rural space so heavily contested. However, numerous other writers are engaged in contemporary debates about rurality and, among them all, Barbara Kingsolver stands out as particularly important. As such, this paper uses her novel Prodigal Summer to consider how Kingsolver imagines and portrays contested rural geographies. Analytically, the approach develops current ideas in literary geography by asking about the “scalar” poetics and underlying, unwritten causal geographies of Prodigal Summer. Via a careful consideration of these issues in the novel, the paper discusses how the world Kingsolver imagines and depicts overlaps with contemporary debates in rural studies.

Weber Reuschel, A-K, B. Piatti, and L. Hurni. 2014. “Data-Driven Expansion of Dense Regions – A Cartographic Approach in Literary Geography.” The Cartographic Journal 51 (2): 123–40.

abstract: Cartographic visualisation of the literary space is facing a major challenge resulting from different levels of detail within which the textual descriptions of settings are made by authors. Those range between very detailed descriptions within parts of a city to spatially spread events within a country, or long journeys across continents. Depending on the fictional texts, fictional action often concentrates on a few main places, resulting in high information density – in the form of various individual settings. As well, they are also embedded in a larger environment. When interactively analysing or choosing a section to print a literary map with individual spatial elements, the user has to choose a map scale, which will result in the output of either a detailed representation of a main place or the geographical overview of the fictional space having a small level of detail. However, it would be a great advantage to receive as much information as possible from one single map view. In order to achieve this, this paper presents a method that allows increasing the representable amount of information, depending on its density. Our method makes use of the diffusion algorithm that is used to create value-by-area cartograms. This algorithm is applied to an auxiliary density grid derived from the distribution of individual settings of a literary map that are to be displayed. The resulting distortion is subsequently transferred to the data of the literary map. Unlike the usual use of area cartograms, we do not aim to represent a statistical value; instead information density is used to provide space for the depiction of the information itself. Various parameters such as grid resolution, scale factor and a smoothing filter visually influence the final map distortion. On the basis of several map examples taken from the ‘Literary Atlas of Europe’ project database, distortion results generated from the application of different parameters are visually examined. Using this process, we improved the proposed approach and generalised an appropriate initial configuration for the automated generation of distorted maps through the usage of its information density.

Keywords: automatic distortion, cartogram, variable map-scales, cartographic visualisation, focus+context, literary geography

June 17th, 2014

Ardoin, P. 2013. “Space, Aesthetic Power, and True Falsity in The Known World.” Studies in the Novel 45 (4): 638–54.

“Throughout, The Known World highlights the roles of space and place in establishing and perpetuating systems of thought, and when we approach the novel from that angle, we find sketches for a productive action of resistance against those systems that is rooted in aesthetic power and modeled by the novel itself. The key form of resistance Jones’s novel will position against the categories and boundaries that insist we can “know” the world—and the form of resistance that has been little discussed beyond reference to its climactic instantiation on the book’s final pages—is an aesthetics that resists linearity and the idea of space as stable, truthful, and natural.”

Johansen, E. 2014. Cosmopolitanism and Place: Spatial Forms in Contemporary Anglophone Literature. Palgrave Macmillan.

Cosmopolitanism and Place considers the way contemporary Anglophone fiction connects global identities with the experience in local places. Looking at fiction set in metropolises, regional cities, and rural communities, this book argues that the everyday experience of these places produces forms of wide connections that emphasize social justice.

June 12th, 2014

Ascari, M. 2014. “The Dangers of Distant Reading: Reassessing Moretti’s Approach to Literary Genres.” Genre 47 (1): 1–19.

Bodenhamer, D. J., T.M. Harris, and J. Corrigan. 2013. “Deep Mapping and the Spatial Humanities.” International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 7 (1-2): 170–75.

Brown, M. 2013. “Urban Perspectives: Dialogues between Cultural Geography and Urban Literature.” Critical Engagements 7 (1): 123–44.

Chamberlain, L. 2013. “Coming down like Slate-Grey Rain: Barry MacSweeney’s Natural–artificial Environments.” Green Letters 17 (2): 137–50.

Cuevas, T. J. 2014. “Engendering a Queer Latin@ Time and Place in Helena María Viramontes’ Their Dogs Came with Them.” Latino Studies 12 (1): 27–43.

Dittmer, J., and A. Latham. 2014. “The Rut and the Gutter: Space and Time in Graphic Narrative.” Cultural Geographies. (online early)

Haft, A. J. 1999. “The Poet and the Map: (Di)versifying the Teaching of Geography.” Cartographic Perspectives 33: 33–48.

Hewitt, L., and S. Graham. 2014. “Vertical Cities: Representations of Urban Verticality in 20th-Century Science Fiction Literature.” Urban Studies. (online early)

Lown-Hecht, Tania. 2014. “Adrift at Home: National Belonging and Narrative Form in the Rooms of Twentieth-Century British Fiction”. Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Noxolo, P. O. “Towards an Embodied Securityscape: Brian Chikwava’s ‘Harare North’ and the Asylum Seeking Body as Site of Articulation.” Social & Cultural Geography. (online early).

O’Connor, N., and S. Kim. 2014. “Pictures and Prose: Exploring the Impact of Literary and Film Tourism.” Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change 12 (1): 1–17.

Sarma, I. 2013. “The Hidden Spatiality of Literary Historiography: Placing Tulsi Das in the Hindi Literary Landscape.” Environment, Space, Place, no. Vol. 5/2: 35–64.

Smith, Y. 2013. “From the Grand Tour to African Adventure: Haggard-Inspired Literary Tourism.” South African Journal of Cultural History 27 (2): 132–56.

Thomas, L. 2013. “Cartographic and Literary Intersections: Digital Literary Cartographies, Digital Humanities, and Libraries and Archives.” Journal of Map & Geography Libraries 9 (3): 335–49.

“Visualizing Geography: Maps, Place, and Pedagogy.” 2014. HASTAC. http://www.hastac.org/forums/visualizing-geography-maps-space-place-and-pedagogy.

Weber, Anne-Katherine. 2014. “Mapping Literature”. PhD, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule ETH Zürich.

March 2nd, 2014

Tavares, David, and Marc Brosseau. 2013. “The Spatial Politics of Informal Urban Citizenship: Reading the Literary Geographies of Toronto in Dionne Brand’s What We All Long For.Zeitschrift Für Kanada-Studien 33: 9–33.

February 15th 2014

Jenness, Roger. 2013. “Landscape and the Geographical Imagination of J.B. Priestley: 1913-1930”. MA, University of Sussex.

Hausladen, G. 2000. Places for Dead Bodies. University of Texas Press.

Jenkins, J. 2011. “Out of Place: Geographical Fiction (s) in H\aakan Nesser’s Inspector Van Veeteren Series.” The Cartographic Journal 48 (4): 285–92.

Kaukonen, S. 2013. “‘I Wish There Had Been a Little Bit More Finland’: Finnish Crime Novels in English Translation.” Journal of Finnish Studies 16 (2).

Newton, P.M. 2011. “Crime Fiction and the Politics ofPlace: The Post-9/11 Sense ofPlace in Sara Paretsky and Ian Rankin.” The Millennial Detective: Essays on Trends in Crime Fiction, Film and Television, 1990-2010: 21.

Pearson, N., and M. Singer. 2009. Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World. Farnham, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Reijnders, S. 2010. “Places of the Imagination: An Ethnography of the TV Detective Tour.” Cultural Geographies 17 (1): 37–52.

Saretzki, A. 2013. “Literary Trails, Urban Space and the Actualization of Heritage.” Almatourism – Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development 4 (8): 61–77.

Scaggs, J. 2013. “Crime Fiction and the Armchair Traveler: The Case of Martin Walker’s Bruno Courrèges Series.” Clues: A Journal of Detection 31 (2): 112–21.

Tuan, Y-F. 1985. “The Landscapes of Sherlock Holmes.” Journal of Geography 84 (2): 56–60.

February 10th 2014

Fosalău, Liliana Cora. 2013. “Maurice Chappaz. The Writer as Author of His Identity Space.” Human & Social Studies. Research and Practice 2 (3): 61–77.

Mastro, Julia Elizabeth Ramaley. 2008. “Jules Verne’s Textual Mapping: Plotting Geography”. PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Rus, Andra-Lucia. 2013. “James Joyce’s Dublin and Lars Saabye Christensen’s Oslo. Geocritical Readings.” Romanian Journal of English Studies 10 (1): 271–77.

February 9th 2014

Afrougheh, S., K. Azizi, and H. Safari. 2013. “Space and Hyperspace in Fictional Dimension.” Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences 70: 1394–97.

Caquard, S. 2013. “Cartography I Mapping Narrative Cartography.” Progress in Human Geography 37 (1): 135–44.

Cresswell, T. 2014. “Geographies of Poetry/poetries of Geography.” Cultural Geographies 21 (1): 141–46.

Evelev, J. 2014. “Rus-Urban Imaginings: Literature of the American Park Movement and Representations of Social Space in the Mid-Nineteenth Century.” Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 12 (1): 174–201.

Hones, S. 2013. “The Literary Dimension.” In Global City Challenges: Debating a Concept, Improving the Practice, 101–16. Palgrave Macmillan.

Selberg, T., and N. Alempijević. 2013. “Turning Fiction into Reality: The Making of Two Places within Literary Geography.” Studia Ethnologica Croatica (25): 183–206.

Thornbury, B. E. 2014. “Tokyo, Gender and Mobility: Tracking Fictional Characters on Real Monorails, Trains, Subways and Trams.” Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 1 (1): 43–64.


Crowley, Dustin. 2013. “The Geography of Narrative: Representations of Place in African Literature”. PhD, University of Kansas.

O’Hogan, Cillian Conor. 2013. “Geography and Space in the Poetry of Prudentius”. PhD thesis. University of Toronto.

Reddy, Gitavia. 2014. “Constructions of Place in Aziz Hassim’s Fiction”. MA thesis. University of Witwatersrand


Keighren, I. M. 2006. “Bringing Geography to the Book: Charting the Reception of Influences of Geographic Environment.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 31 (4): 525–40.

Mayhew, R. J. 2007. “Materialist Hermeneutics, Textuality and the History of Geography: Print Spaces in British Geography, c.1500–1900.” Journal of Historical Geography 33 (3): 466–88.

Withers, C.W.J. 2011. “Travel, En Route Writing, and the Problem of Correspondence.” In Routes Roads and Landscapes, 85–96. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Withers, C.W.J, and I. M. Keighren. 2011. “Travels into Print: Authoring, Editing and Narratives of Travel and Exploration, C. 1815–c. 1857.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 36 (4): 560–73.

December 13th 2013

Blanchot, M. 1982. The Space of Literature. Translated by A. Smock. University of Nebraska Press.

Hanson, J. 2012. “Presentiment, Contrast and Ambiguity in Fictional Space: The London Novels of Charles Dickens and Peter Ackroyd.” The Journal of Space Syntax 3 (1) (August 13): 81–124.

Kaul, S. 2013. “Kalhaṇa’s Kashmir Aspects of the Literary Production of Space in the Rājataraṅgiṇī.” Indian Historical Review 40 (2) (December 1): 207–222.

Mari, L. 2012. “Plural Ghetto. Phaswane Mpe’s Welcome to Our Hillbrow (2001), Neill Bloemkamp’s District 9 (2009) and the Crisis in the Representation of Spaces in Post-Apartheid South Africa.” Prospero. Rivista Di Letterature Straniere XVII: 265-85.

McMahon, E. 2013. “Archipelagic Space and the Uncertain Future of National Literatures.” Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature 13 (2).

Rossetto, T. 2013. “Theorizing Maps with Literature.” Progress in Human Geography: Online early.

Salt, Joel E. 2010. “Terræ Incognitæ as Ego Incognita: Mapping Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium-Eater”. MA, University of Saskatchewan.

Williams, T. 2013. “The Writer Walking the Dog: Creative Writing Practice and Everyday Life.” American, British and Canadian Studies Journal 20 (1) (June 1): 224–238.

November 23rd 2013

Bordessa, R. 1992. “Moral Frames for Landscape in Canadian Literature.” In A Few Acres of Snow: Literary and Artistic Images of Canada, 58–70. Dundurn Press.

Gibson, E.M. 1992. “Theory in Literary Geography: The Poetry of Charles Mair.” In A Few Acres of Snow: Literary and Artistic Images of Canada, 48–57. Dundurn Press.

Kobayashi, A. 1992. “Structured Feeling: Japanese Canadian Poetry and Landscape.” In A Few Acres of Snow: Literary and Artistic Images of Canada, 243–257. Dundurn Press.

Osbourne, B.S. 1992. “‘The Kindling Touch of Imagination’: Charles William Jeffreys and Canadian Identity.” In A Few Acres of Snow: Literary and Artistic Images of Canada, 28–47. Dundurn Press.

Paul, A., and P. Simpson-Housley. 1992. “The Manitoba Landscape of Martha Ostenso’s Wild Geese.” In A Few Acres of Snow: Literary and Artistic Images of Canada, 217–224. Dundurn Press.

Paul, A., and P. Simpson-Housley. 1992. “La Mer, La Patrie: Pointe-Aux-Coques by Antonine Maillet.” In A Few Acres of Snow: Literary and Artistic Images of Canada, 158–170. Dundurn Press.

Peepre-Bordessa, M. 1992. “Hugh MacLennan: Literary Geographer of a Nation.” In A Few Acres of Snow: Literary and Artistic Images of Canada, 16–27. Dundurn Press.

Robinson, B. 1992. “Elizabeth Bishop from Nova Scotia: ‘Half Nova Scotian, Half New Englander, Wholly Atlantic.’” In A Few Acres of Snow: Literary and Artistic Images of Canada, 122–136. Dundurn Press.

Sandberg, L.A. 1992. “The Forest Landscape in Maritime Canadian and Swedish Literature: A Compararive Analysis.” In A Few Acres of Snow: Literary and Artistic Images of Canada, 109–121. Dundurn Press.

Scott, J.S. 1992. “Revisioning the Roman Catholic Environment: Geographical Attitudes in Gabrielle Roy’s The Cashier.” In A Few Acres of Snow: Literary and Artistic Images of Canada, 171–179. Dundurn Press.

Sitwell, O.F.G. 1992. “Deriving Geographical Information from the Novels of Philip Grove.” In A Few Acres of Snow: Literary and Artistic Images of Canada, 225–234. Dundurn Press.

Squire, S.J. 1992. “Ways of Seeing, Ways of Being: Literature, Place, and Tourism in L.M. Montgomery’s Prince Edward Island.” In A Few Acres of Snow: Literary and Artistic Images of Canada, 137–47. Dundurn Press.

 November 21st 2013

Donaldson, Christopher. 2012. “The Local Poet in the Romantic Tradition”. PhD, Stanford University.

November 16th 2013

Hebley, D. 1998. The Power of Place: Landscape in New Zealand Children’s Fiction, 1970-1989. University of Otago Press.

McWilliams, Amber. 2010. “Our Lands, Our Selves: The Postcolonial Literary Landscape of Maurice Gee and David Malouf”. PhD, The University of Auckland.

Williams, Stewart. 2005 “Returning to the Scene of the Crime: Spatial Representations in the Crime Fictions of E. A. Poe”. PhD, University of Tasmania.

chapters from Scott, J. S., and P. Simpson-Housley. 2001. Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures. Rodopi:

Buturovic, A. 2001. “‘A Word About Land,’ ‘A Word About Sky’: The Sacred Landscapes of Bosnian History in Mak Dizdar’s Stone Sleeper.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 381–400. Rodopi.

Carchidi, V. 2001. “Heaven Is a Green Place’: Varieties of Spiritual Landscape in Caribbean Literature.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 179–198. Rodopi.

Christianse, Y. 2001. “‘Monstrous Prodigy’: The Apocalyptic Landscapes of Derek Walcott’s Poetry.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 199–224. Rodopi.

Closson, W. 2001. “A Land Beyond Words’: Rudy Wiebe’s A Discovery of Strangers.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 71–92. Rodopi.

Coyle, F. 2001. “A Third Space? Post-Colonial Australia and the Fractal Landscape in Janette Turner Hospital’s The Last Magician and Oyster.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 111–130. Rodopi.

Glazer, M. 2001. “‘In the Language That Women Who Live in the Land Know / But Men Who Are Born Here Do Not Speak’: Language, Gender and Eretz Yisrael in the Poetry of Chava Pinchas-Cohen.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 355–380. Rodopi.

Goody, I. 2001. ““Lethal Space: Post-Colonial Environment as Spatial Extinction in Contemporary Writings of the Sub-Arctic North.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 401–418. Rodopi.

Harvan, M. 2001. “The Gods of the Delta: Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Literature of the Ogoni Struggle.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 241–264. Rodopi.

Hawley, J. 2001. “Levels of National Engagement in Ibrahim Tahir’s The Last Imam.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 265–274. Rodopi.

James, T. 2001. “Theology of Landscape and Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s The River Between.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 227–240. Rodopi.

James, T. 2001. “Pitched at the Farthest Edge’: Religious Presence and the Landscape in Contemporary New Zealand Poetry.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 131–52. Rodopi.

Joseph, C. 2001. “The Hindu Mother’s Space in Nayantara Sahgal’s Mistaken Identity.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 297–316. Rodopi.

Kanagayanakam, C. 2001. “Charting a Secular Ganges: Revisiting R.K. Narayan’s Malgudi and ‘Little India’ in the Malaysian Fiction of K.S. Maniam and Lee Kok Liang.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 317–335. Rodopi.

Lane, D. 2001. “The Dominion Project: Strategies for Political and Religious Colonization in Canadian Settler Writing.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 39–52. Rodopi.

Pell, B. 2001. “National Place as Theological Space in Hugh Hood’s Novels.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 53–70. Rodopi.

Robinson, B. 2001. “Negotiations: Religion, Landscape and the Post-Colonial Moment in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 15–38. Rodopi.

Sheridan, J. 2001. “When First Unto This Country a Stranger I Came’: Post-Colonial Theory and Native American Lessons of Place.” In Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures, 419–444. Rodopi.

Keighren, I. M. 2013. “Geographies of the Book: Review and Prospect.” Geography Compass 7 (11): 745–758.

November 10th 2013

Daugherty, J. 2001. “A Comparison of the Use of Space in Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi and Jane Taylor’s Ubu & the Truth Commission.” In Spaces and Crossings: Essays on Literature and Culture in Africa and Beyond, 349–361. Peter Lang.

Dimitriu, I. 2001. “A New Sense of Social Space: Gordimer’s Civil Imaginary.” In Spaces and Crossings: Essays on Literature and Culture in Africa and Beyond, 335–348. Peter Lang.

Frost, L. 2001. “Terra Nullis and Australia’s Vanishing Bodies.” In Spaces and Crossings: Essays on Literature and Culture in Africa and Beyond, 219–233. Peter Lang.

Jacobs, J.U. 2001. “Allegorical Spaces and Actual Places in Postcolonial Novels.” In Spaces and Crossings: Essays on Literature and Culture in Africa and Beyond, 197–218. Peter Lang.

McCorkle, J. 2001. “Revisiting the Baobab: Transforming Space into Place in Wilma Stockenström’s The Expedition to the Baobab Tree.” In Spaces and Crossings: Essays on Literature and Culture in Africa and Beyond, 161–174. Peter Lang.

Mitchell, C., and A. Smith. 2001. “Reading Adolescence as (more Than) a Literary Space in Some Southern African Fiction.” In Spaces and Crossings: Essays on Literature and Culture in Africa and Beyond, 289–300. Peter Lang.

Moore, A. 2001. “Measuring the Present, Making Imperial Space.” In Spaces and Crossings: Essays on Literature and Culture in Africa and Beyond, 147–160. Peter Lang.

Olivier, B. 2001. “Discourse, Space and Violence.” In Spaces and Crossings: Essays on Literature and Culture in Africa and Beyond, 301–318. Peter Lang.

Oyegoke, L. 2001. “Aesthetic Juggling: Spatiality, Temporality and Postcoloniality in African Writing.” In Spaces and Crossings: Essays on Literature and Culture in Africa and Beyond, 277–288. Peter Lang.

Poeti, A. 2001. “Redefining Cultural Space: African Voices in Italy.” In Spaces and Crossings: Essays on Literature and Culture in Africa and Beyond, 259–273. Peter Lang.

Van der Linde, G. 2001. “Mapping the Spaces of Investigation.” In Spaces and Crossings: Essays on Literature and Culture in Africa and Beyond, 61–72. Peter Lang.

Viljoen, L. 2001. “Gender, Text and Space in J.M. Coetzee’s Fiction.” In Spaces and Crossings: Essays on Literature and Culture in Africa and Beyond, 107–123. Peter Lang.

 November 9th 2013

Romanillos, J.L. . 2013. “Nihilism and Modernity: Louis-Ferdinand Céline’s Journey to the End of the Night.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers: online early.

October 22nd 2013

Coughlan, D. 2001. “Situated Intertextuality: Networks, Borders and the Space of Literature.” Spaces and Crossings: Essays on Literature and Culture in Africa and Beyond: 73.

Coughlan, D. 2006. “Paul Auster’s City of Glass: The Graphic Novel.” MFS Modern Fiction Studies 52 (4): 832–854.

Coughlan, David William. 2002. “Written Somewhere: The Social Space of Text”. PhD, Goldsmiths College (University of London).

Durham, C.A. 2002. “Falling into Fiction(s): Intertextual Travel and Translation in Rose Tremain’s ‘The Way I Found Her’.” Contemporary Literature 43 (3): 461.

Ganser, A. 2009. Roads of Her Own: Gendered Space and Mobility in American Women’s Road Narratives, 1970-2000. Rodopi.

Hewitt, J. 2007. “‘Such Girls as You Would Hardly See Anywhere Else in England…’: The Regional Feminine in Mary Linskill’s Fiction’.” In Thinking Northern: Textures of Identity in the North of England 117–138.

Hoepker, K. 2011. No Maps for These Territories Cities, Spaces, and Archaeologies of the Future in William Gibson. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Leane, E. 2009. “The Land That Time Forgot: Fictions of Antarctic Temporality.”

Leane, E. 2011. “Introduction: The Cultural Turn in Antarctic Studies.” The Polar Journal 1 (2): 149–154.

Leane, E. 2009. “The Land That Time Forgot: Fictions of Antarctic Temporality.” In Futurescapes: Space in Utopian and Science Fiction Discourses, 199–223. Rodopi.

Legler, G. 2011. “The End of the Heroic Illusion: How Three Generations of Women Writers Have Changed the Literature of Antarctica.” The Polar Journal 1 (2): 207–224.

O’Brien, S, and I Szeman. 2013. “Introduction: The Globalization of Fiction/The Fiction of Globalization.” The South Atlantic Quarterly 100 (3): 603–626.

Wijkmark, Johan. 2009. “‘One of the Most Intensely Exciting Secrets’: The Antarctic in American Literature, 1820-1849”. Karlstad University.

Wilson, R., and C. von Maltzan. 2001. Spaces and Crossings. P. Lang.

October 2nd 2013

Carter-White, R. 2012. “Primo Levi and the Genre of Testimony.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 37 (2): 287–300.

Darian-Smith, K. 1996. Text, Theory, Space: Land, Literature and History in South Africa and Australia Routledge.

Davidson, I. and Z. Skoulding. 2013. Placing Poetry. Rodopi.

Hekhuis, L. 2008. “The City of London in Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes (1887-1927)”. MA, University of Utrecht.

Kneale, J. 2013. “‘I Have Never Been to Nasqueron’ A Geographer Reads Banks.” The Transgressive Iain Banks: Essays on a Writer Beyond Borders: 45.

Kneale, J. 2010. “Monstrous and Haunted Media: HP Lovecraft and Early Twentieth-Century Communications Technology.” Historical Geography 38: 90–106.

Kneale, J.  2010. “Counterfactualism, Utopia, and Historical Geography: Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Years of Rice and Salt.” Journal of Historical Geography 36 (3): 297–304.

Mitchell, P. 2008. Cartographic Strategies of Postmodernity: The Figure of the Map in Contemporary Theory and Fiction. Routledge.

Pordzik, R. 2009. Futurescapes Space in Utopian and Science Fiction Discourses. Rodopi.

Simpson-Housley, P. and G. Norcliffe. 1992. A Few Acres of Snow: Literary and Artistic Images of Canada. Dundurn.

Wang, C.M.. 2012. “Geopolitics of Literature.” Cultural Studies 26 (5): 740–764.Davidson, I. and Z. Skoulding. 2013. Placing Poetry. Rodopi.

Yard, J. 2013. “Taking Tea with Grandaddy Tough: Accessing the Affective Topography of Logging Poetry and Labour.” Emotion, Space and Society 6 (February): 54–62.

September 26th 2013

Alexander, N. 2013. “‘Where Lives Converge’: Peter Riley and the Poetics of Place.” In Poetry & Geography: Space and Place in Post-War Poetry, 134–147. Liverpool University Press.

Armstrong, C.I. 2013. “City of Change and Challenge: Liverpool in Paul Farley’s Poetry.” In Poetry & Geography: Space and Place in Post-War Poetry, 21–32. Liverpool University Press.

Barry, P. 2013. “Mapping the Geographies of Hurt in Barry MacSweeney and S.J. Litherland.” In Poetry & Geography: Space and Place in Post-War Poetry, 3–48. Liverpool University Press.

Brewster, S. 2013. “John Burnside: Poetry as the Space of Withdrawal.” In Poetry & Geography: Space and Place in Post-War Poetry, 178–189. Liverpool University Press.

Collins, L. 2013. “The Road Divides: Thomas Kinsella’s Urban Poetics.” In Poetry & Geography: Space and Place in Post-War Poetry, 91–104. Liverpool University Press.

Cooper, D. 2013. “Envisioning ‘the Cubist Fells’: Ways of Seeing in the Poetry of Norman Nicholson.” In Poetry & Geography: Space and Place in Post-War Poetry, 148–160. Liverpool University Press.

Cooper, D., and N. Alexander. 2013. “Introduction: Poetry & Geography.” In Poetry & Geography: Space and Place in Post-war Poetry, 1–18. Liverpool University Press.

Cutler, A. 2013. “‘Whitby Is a Statement’: Littoral Geographies in British Poetry.” In Poetry & Geography: Space and Place in Post-War Poetry, 120–133. Liverpool University Press.

Fletcher, L. M. 2011. “Reading the Postcolonial Island in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide.” Island Studies Journal 6 (1): 3–16.

Fletcher, Lisa. 2011. “‘… Some Distance to Go’: A Critical Survey of Island Studies.” New Literatures Review (47-48): 17–34.

Gramich, K. 2013. “‘Still Linked to Those Others’: Landscape and Language in Post-war Welsh Poetry.” In Poetry & Geography: Space and Place in Post-War Poetry, 61–74. Liverpool University Press.

Howarth, P. 2013. “‘Water’s Soliloquy’: Soundscap and Environment in Alice Oswald’s Dart.” In Poetry & Geography: Space and Place in Post-War Poetry, 190–203. Liverpool University Press.

Jarvis, M. 2013. “Place Under Pressure: Reading John Tripp’s Wales.” In Poetry & Geography: Space and Place in Post-War Poetry, 49–60. Liverpool University Press.

Leane, E. 2002. “Chromodynamics: Science and Colonialism in Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy.” Ariel 33.

Leane, E. 2003. “Antarctica as a Scientific Utopia.” Foundation; the International Review of Science Fiction 32 (89): 27–35.

Leane, E. 2004. “Romancing the Pole: A Survey of Nineteenth-century Antarctic Utopias.” ACH: The Journal of the History of Culture in Australia 23 (Futures Exchange): 147–171.

Leane, E. 2005. “Locating the Thing: The Antarctic as Alien Space in John W. Campbell’s‘ Who Goes There?’” Science Fiction Studies: 225–239.

Leane, E. 2009. “Placing Women in the Antarctic Literary Landscape.” Signs 34 (3): 509–514.

Leane, E. 2012. Antarctica in Fiction: Imaginative Narratives of the Far South. Cambridge University Press.

Leane, E. 2012. “Antarctic Travel Writing and the Problematics of the Pristine: Two Australian Novelists’ Narratives of Tourist Voyages to Antarctica.” In Travel Writing: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies, 247–257. Routledge.

Leane, E. and S. Pfennigwerth. 2002. “Antarctica in the Australian Imagination.” Polar Record 38 (207): 309–312.

Leane, E.2007. “A Place of Ideals in Conflict’: Images of Antarctica in Australian Literature.” The Littoral Zone: Australian Contexts and Their Writers 4: 261.

Leane, E.2007. “Isolation, Connectedness and the Uses of Text in Heroic-Era Antarctica: The Cases of Inexpressible and Elephant Islands.” Island Studies Journal 2 (1): 67–76.

Leane, E.2009. “The Land That Time Forgot: Fictions of Antarctic Temporality.” In Futurescapes: Space in Utopian and Science Fiction Discourses, 199–223. Rodop.

Reese-Jones, D. 2013. “‘Wanderer, Incomer, Borderer/liar, Mother of Everything I See’: Jo Shapcott’s Engagement with Landscape, Art and Poetry.” In Poetry & Geography: Space and Place in Post-War Poetry, 163–177.

Robinson, P. 2013. “Roy Fisher’s Spatial Prepositions and Other Little Words.” In Poetry & Geography: Space and Place in Post-War Poetry, 204–216. Liverpool University Press.

Tate, A. 2013. “Roaring Amen: Charles Causley Speaks of Home.” In Poetry & Geography: Space and Place in Post-War Poetry, 75–87. Liverpool University Press.

July 1st, 2013

Alter, N. 2011. “Creating a Sense of Place in Fantasy Fiction.” Text 15 (1).

Busby, G., M. E. Korstanje, and C. Mansfield. 2011. “Madrid: Literary Fiction and the Imaginary Urban Destination.” Journal of Tourism Consumption and Practice Volume 3 (2).

Capelo, Maria Jose de Brito. 2012. “Away, A Novel, And a Critical Essay on Narrative Space with Reference of Paul Auster’s Fiction”. PhD, University of Plymouth.

Davies, D.W. 2012. Cartographies of Culture: New Geographies of Welsh Writing in English. Cardiff: Univ. of Wales Press.

Fudacz, Jamie Diane. 2012. “The Decadent City: Urban Space in Latin American Dirty Realist Fiction”. PhD, University of California Los Angeles.

Garcia, Patricia. 2013. “The Architectural Void: Space as Transgression in Postmodern Short Fiction of the Fantastic (1974-2010)”. PhD, Dublin City University.

Glasberg, E. 2008. “Who Goes There? Science, Fiction, and Belonging in Antarctica.” Journal of Historical Geography 34 (4) (October): 639–657.

Hilliard, C. 2009. “The Provincial Press and the Imperial Traffic in Fiction, 1870s–1930s.” Journal of British Studies 48 (03): 653–673.

Ingleby, M. R. 2011. “Nineteenth-century Fiction and the Production of Bloomsbury: a Local History of the Novel, 1800-1904”. PhD, University College London.

Mansfield, C. 2007. “‘Paris Framed: Twentieth-Century French Writers Crossing the City’.” In Framed – Essays in French Studies, 175–186. Peter Lang.

Mansfield, C.. 2011. “An Unknown Town – Writing and Place in Urban Tourism.” In Narrative and the Built Heritage – Papers in Tourism Research, 17–18. Verlag.

Mergenthal, S. 2012. “’The Architecture of the Devil’: Stonehenge, Englishness, English Fiction.” In Landscape and Englishness, 123–135.

Muñoz, A. 2013. “Articulating a Geography of Pain: Metaphor, Memory, and Movement in Helena María Viramontes’s Their Dogs Came with Them.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 38 (2) (June 1): 24–38.

Ostrowidzki, E. A. 2009. “Utopias of the New Right in J. G. Ballard’s Fiction.” Space and Culture 12 (1) (February 1): 4–24.

Pavlik, A. 2011. “Being There: The Spatiality of ‘Other World’ Fantasy Fiction.” International Research in Children’s Literature 4 (2): 238–251.

Smith, D.D. 2011. “La Novela de La Caña: Insular or International Phenomenon?” Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée 35 (1-2).

June 15th 2013

Alexander, N, and D. Cooper, ed. 2013. Poetry and Geography: Space and Place in Postwar Poetry. Liverpool University Press.

Ameel, Lieven. 2013. “Moved by the City : Experiences of Helsinki in Finnish Prose Fiction 1889-1941”. PhD, University of Helsinki.

Lombardi, W. 2013. “‘It All Comes Together’ in … Reno?: Confronting the Postwestern Geographic Imaginary in Willy Vlautin’s The Motel Life.Western American Literature 48 (1-2): 141–162.

June 3rd 2013

Clark, L. 2011. “Fictional Geographies: Versions of the Waikato in Juvenile Fiction, 1874-1907.” Journal of New Zealand Literature: JNZL (29): 89–107.

Prieto, E. 2012. Literature, Geography, and the Postmodern Poetics of Place. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Woertendyke, G.J. 2013. “Geography, Genre, and Hemispheric Regionalism.” Atlantic Studies 10 (2): 211–227.

Stanford Literary Lab     http://litlab.stanford.edu/

The Stanford Literary Lab — founded in 2010 by Matthew Jockers and Franco Moretti — discusses, designs, and pursues literary research of a digital and quantitative nature. The Lab is open to all students and faculty at Stanford — and, on a more ad hoc basis, to students and faculty from other institutions.

May 23rd 2013

Dhussa, R. 2008. “Literary and Humanistic Geography in India.” In Explorations In Applied Geography, 71–87.

McCleery, A. 2004. “So Many Glasgows: From ‘personality of Place’ to ‘positionality in Space and Time’.” Scottish Geographical Journal 120 (1-2): 3–18.

May 18th 2013

Barchas, J. 2009. “Mapping Northanger Abbey: Or, Why Austen’s Bath of 1803 Resembles Joyce’s Dublin of 1904.” The Review of English Studies 60 (245) (June 1): 431–459.

Crane, K. 2012. Myths of Wilderness in Contemporary Narratives: Environmental Postcolonialism in Australia and Canada. Palgrave Macmillan.

Crawford, R. 2007. “Cartography and the Poetry of Place.” In A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry, edited by Christine Gerrard, 549–562. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Ellis, T. 2004. “The Topography of Dalian and the Cartography of Fantastic Asia in Anzai Fuyue’s Poetry.” Comparative Literature Studies 41 (4): 482–500.

Fordoński, K. 2007. “Mapping Europe in Verse. Poetic Cartography of Seamus Heaney.” Kwartalnik Neofilologiczny, LIV (3), 280-287.

Gunn, R. 2012. “John Russell Bartlett’s Literary Borderlands: Ethnology, War, and the United States Boundary Survey.” Western American Literature 46 (4): 348–380.

Lee, D. 1997. “Mapping the Interior: African Cartography and Shelley’s the Witch of Atlas.” European Romantic Review 8 (2): 169–184. .

Padrón, R. 2004. The Spacious Word: Cartography, Literature, and Empire in Early Modern Spain. University of Chicago Press.

Pedri, N. 2008. “Cartographic Explorations of Self in Michael Ondaatje’s Running in the Family and Jacques Poulin’s Volkswagen Blues.” International Journal of Canadian Studies (38): 41.

Piper, K. L. 2002. Cartographic Fictions: Maps, Race, and Identity. Rutgers University Press.

Riley, J. E. 2009. “Eavan Boland’s‘ The Lost Land’: Altering the Cartography of the Irish Poem.” The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies: 61–66.

Yan, S. 2013. “Mapping Knowledge and Power: Cartographic Representations of Empire in Victorian Britain.”

May 9th 2013

The Poets and Landscape Workers Project at the University of Glasgow involves collaboration between poets and landscape workers whose activities involve land management and/or conservation work.

Fritz, Sonya Sawyer. 2010. “Girlhood Geographies: Mapping Gendered Spaces in Victorian Literature for Children”. PhD, Texas A&M.

Wilkens, M. 2011. “Geolocation Extraction and Mapping of Nineteenth-Century US Fiction.” Corpus 80 (100): 1–11.

Interactive map project on “Walking Ulysses: Joyce’s Dublin Today”

WALKING ULYSSES is designed to represent, through an exploration of each of the senses, the experience of living in Dublin on a typical day around the turn of the twentieth century. Our map narrates the journey of Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom over the course of a single day, paralleling the progress of James Joyce’s Ulysses, traversing, chronologically, the eighteen chapters of the book. It’s designed to enhance the reader’s vicarious journey through the pages of Ulysses as mediated through the senses of its principal characters.

Our primary source is James Joyce’s minute description in Ulysses of one single day, June 16 1904, as experienced by his fictional characters, Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom. Documenting the journeys of these two men through the streets of Dublin across the expanse of that day, the project is designed to tabulate and elucidate the sensory inputs presented by Joyce. This project sets out to produce not merely a map or streetscape, but, in textual and visual form, a sensescape of Dublin at that time.

The backbone of the project is the map  . . . it traces the movements of Stephen and Bloom as they traverse Dublin from 8.00 in the morning until they retire early the following morning.

Our map records the fictional characters encountered, the streets traversed, and the notable buildings visited or passed, each variously represented by markers and drawings, each accompanied by pertinent lines of the text. To represent these features, we utilized the embedding of image and sound, and links to sites that open up for the reader a deeper appreciation of the text.  The senses of smell and touch repeatedly invoked by Joyce to present the fullness of Dublin life, can be represented only textually. To accompany our production of the map, therefore, we have added our own glosses drawn entirely from contemporary sources.

Our final text, therefore, is designed to present the sensory perceptions encountered in Ulysses within their cultural meaning in Ireland at the turn of the twentieth century.

May 2nd 2013

Busby, G, M. E. Korstanje, and C. Mansfield. 2011. “Madrid: Literary Fiction and the Imaginary Urban Destination.” Journal of Tourism Consumption and Practice Volume 3 (2).

Carrigan, A. 2010. “Postcolonial Tourism, Island Specificity, and Literary Representation: Observations on Derek Walcott’s Omeros.” Space and Culture 13 (2) (May 1): 154–163.

Fairer-Wessels, F. A. 2010. “Young Adult Readers as Potential Consumers of Literary Tourism Sites: a Survey of the Readers of Two of the Dalene Matthee Forest Novels.”

Gould, M., and R. N. Mitchell. 2010. “Understanding the Literary Theme Park: Dickens World as Adaptation.” Neo-Victorian Studies 3 (2): 145–71.

Ribeiro, Raquel Cristiana De Araujo. 2009. “Europe, Edenic Space : A Literary Cartography in the Works of Maria Gabriela Llansol”. Ph.D., University of Liverpool.

Snow, Spencer. 2012. “Reading the Map:  Geographic Space, Reading Publics, and the Shaping of Nineteenth-century American Identity, 1803-1898”. PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Stiebel, L. 2010. “Last Stop ‘little Gujarat’: Tracking South African Indian Writers on the Grey Street Writers’ Trail in Durban.” Current Writing 22 (1): 1–20.

Watson, N. J. 2009. Literary Tourism and Nineteenth-century Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.

Website/research project: Literary and Cultural Heritage Map of Pennsylvania

Westover, Paul. 2012. Necromanticism: Traveling to Meet the Dead, 1750-1860. Palgrave Macmillan.

April 18th 2013

Carson, S., L. Hawkes, K. Gislason, and S. Martin. 2013. “Practices of Literary Tourism: An Australian Case Study.” International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research 7 (1) (March 22): 42–50.

Ellis, J. 1997. “Melville’s Literary Cartographies of the South Seas.” The Massachusetts Review: 9–29.

Gersdorf, C. 2008. “America/Deserta: Postmodernism and the Poetics of Space.” Anglia – Zeitschrift Für Englische Philologie 126 (2) (January).

Hladnik, M. 2013. “Space in Slovene Literary Studies: Critical Editions of the Classics.” Online.

Hladnik, M, and J Fridl. 2013. “Space and Its Geographical Presentation in Slovene Historical Narrative.” Online.

Jefferson, B.T.. 2013. “The Sea as Place in Derek Walcott’s Poetry.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (March 26).

Ling, R.. 2013. “Australians and the Pacific Rim: The Contested Past in the Popular Fiction of Di Morrissey.” Australasian Journal of Popular Culture 2 (2): 211–220.

Martin, S. K. 1997. “Captivating Fictions.” Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature 0 (0): 149–154.

Pearson, B. C. 2013. “Literature, Mapping, and the Politics of Space in Early Modern Britain.” Cartographic Perspectives (56): 56–57.

Phillips, C. 2007. “Mapping Imagination and Experience in Melville’s Pacific Fiction.” In “Whole Oceans Away”: Melville and the Pacific, 124–138. Kent State University Press.

Tuominen, T. 2013. “‘Down into the Valley of Death’: The Portrayal of the Orient in the Interwar Fiction of Agatha Christie.” online.

Wegner, P. E. 2002. Imaginary Communities: Utopia, the Nation, and the Spatial Histories of Modernity. University of California Press.

March 22nd 2013

Ranson, C. 1996. “Cartography in Children’s Literature.” Sustaining the Vision. Selected Papers from the Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship (24th, Worcester, England, July 17-21, 1995). online.

March 19th 2013

De Albuquerque Jr, D. M., and J.A. de Almeida. 2011. “Drought and the Literary Construction of Risk in Northeastern Brazil.” In Disaster Writing: The Cultural Politics of Catastrophe in Latin America, 56–106. University of Virginia Press.

Ekelund, B. G., and M. Börjesson. 2005. “Comparing Literary Worlds: An Analysis of the Spaces of Fictional Universes in the Work of Two US Prose Fiction Debut Cohorts, 1940 and 1955.” Poetics 33 (5–6) (October): 343–368.

Goulet, A.. 2010. “Gaboriau’s ‘Vague Terrain’ and the Spatial Imaginary of the Roman Policier.” Formules 14: 47.

Kurtz, J.R. 2000. “Post-marked Nairobi: Writing the City in Contemporary Kenya.” In The Post-Colonial Condition of African Literature. Africa World Press.

Mucignat, R. 2013. Realism and Space in the Novel, 1795-1869: Imagined Geographies. New edition. Ashgate Pub Co.

Schaff, B. 2011. “» In the Footsteps of…«: The Semiotics of Literary Tourism.” KulturPoetik 11 (2): 166–180.

Tamboukou, M. 2009. “Leaving the Self.” Australian Feminist Studies 24 (61) (September): 307–324.

Uraizee, J. F. 2004. “‘Flowers in All Their Colours’: Nations and Communities in Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s Petals of Blood.” International Fiction Review 31 (1). online.

Vrbancic, M. 2005. “Burroughs’s Phantasmic Maps.” New Literary History 36 (2): 313–326.

March 16th 2013

Genoni, P. 2012. “The Sydney Harbour Bridge: From Modernity to Post-modernity in Australian Fiction.” Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature 12 (1) (July 16).

Hansen, J. 2012. “Space, Time, and Plane Travel in Walter Kirn’s Novel Up in the Air.” Nordic Journal of English Studies 11 (3): 18–35.

Mathieson, C. 2012. “‘a Moving and a Moving on’: Mobility, Space, and the Nation in Charles Dickens’s Bleak House.” English 61 (235) (December 1): 395–405.

McCulloch, A. 2013. “A.D. Hope: Nomad of the Mind, Land and Space.” Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature: 81–87.

Wilhite, K. 2012. “Contested Terrain: The Suburbs as Region.” American Literature 84 (3) (September 1): 617–644.

March 9th

Abbott, C. 2012. “Rocky Mountain Refuge: Constructing ‘Colorado’ in Science Fiction.” 2012. Science Fiction Studies 39 (2) (July): 221–242.

Amoamo, M. 2013. “(de)Constructing Place-Myth: Pitcairn Island and the ‘Bounty’ Story.” Tourism Geographies 15 (1): 107–124.

Carroll, S. 2012. “Imagined Nation.” Extrapolation 53 (3) (January 1): 307–326.

Curry, A. 2012. “‘The Pale Trees Shook, Although No Wind Blew, and It Seemed to Tristran That They Shook in Anger’: ‘blind Space’ and Ecofeminism in a Post-colonial Reading of Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess’s Graphic Novel Stardust (1998).” Barnboken – Journal of Children’s Literature Research 33 (2) (May 15).

Dolin, T. 2012. “Who Belongs Where in The Woodlanders?” Modern Language Quarterly 73 (4) (December 1): 545–568.

Ekman, S. 2013. Here Be Dragons: Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings. Wesleyan University Press.

Hawkes, L. 2012. “Walking the Coleridge Way :  Using Cultural Tourism to Change Perceptions of Somerset After the Foot and Mouth Epidemic of 2001”. Journal Article. Social Alternatives.

Lee, C. 2012. “‘Have Magic, Will Travel’: Tourism and Harry Potter’s United (Magical) Kingdom.” Tourist Studies 12 (1) (April 1): 52–69.

Light, D. 2012. The Dracula Dilemma: Tourism, Identity and the State in Romania. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Sanders, J. 2012. “Stratfordian Perambulations; or, Walking with Shakespeare.” Critical Survey 24 (2): 39–53.

Vint, S. 2012. “Orange County: Global Networks in Tropic of Orange.” Science Fiction Studies 39 (3) (November): 401–414.

 March 5th

Atwood, E.K. 2013. “‘All Places Are Alike’: Marlowe’s Edward II and English Spatial Imagination.” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 43 (1) (December 21): 49–70.

Berte, L.A.L. 2005. “Mapping‘ The Octopus’: Frank Norris’ Naturalist Geography.” American Literary Realism: 202–224.

Bray, P. M. 2013. The Novel Map: Space and Subjectivity in Nineteenth-Century French Fiction. Northwestern University Press.

Chen, Hsin-chih. 2013. “Alterity and the Poetics of Space in William Faulkner’s Fiction”. PhD, Taiwan: National Sun Yat-Sen University.

Costa, E. 2013. “Imagining Europe Through a Pair of Japanese Glasses : Rethinking Eurasian Borders in the Works of Tawada Yoko”. online.

Davies, D.W. 2012. Cartographies of Culture. University of Wales Press.

Duncan, H. L. 2013. “‘Here at the Fringe of the Forest’: Staging Sacred Space in As You Like It.” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 43 (1) (December 21): 121–144.

Finch, J. 2011. E.M. Forster and English Place: A Literary Topography. Åbo Akademi University Press. Open access e-book available.

Haft, A. J. 2012. “Who’s ‘The King of Cuckooz’? Maps and Mapping in Kenneth Slessor’s Poetic Sequence The Atlas, Part I.” Cartographic Perspectives 0 (71) (April 10): 5–51.

Kermode, L.E. 2013. “Experiencing the Space and Place of Early Modern Theater.” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 43 (1) (December 21): 1–24.

Kok, S.M. 2013. “‘How Many Arts from Such a Labour Flow’: Thomas Middleton and London’s New River.” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 43 (1) (December 21): 173–190.

Leer, M. 1985. “At the Edge: Geography and the Imagination in the Work of David Malouf.” Australian Literary Studies 12 (1): 3–21.

Saunders, A. 2013. “The Spatial Event of Writing: John Galsworthy and the Creation of ‘Fraternity’.” Cultural Geographies (February 12).

Shein, D. 2006. “When Geography Matters: Mary Hallock Foote’s‘ Maverick’ and the Mysteries of the Snake River Lava Beds.” American Literary Realism: 249–258.

Smith, B. R. 2013. “Taking the Measure of Global Space.” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 43 (1) (December 21): 25–48.

Travis, C. 2013. “From the Ruins of Time and Space.” City (February 20): 1–24.

Yiu, A. 2009. “A New Map of Hell: Satō Haruo’s Dystopian Fiction.” Japan Forum 21 (1): 53–73.

February 8th

Abbott, C. 2012. “Rocky Mountain Refuge: Constructing ‘Colorado’ in Science Fiction.” Science Fiction Studies 39 (2) (July 1): 221–242.

Bessy, M. 2013. “Geographical Dilemma and Literary Creation: Vassilis Alexakis’ Paris.” Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 17 (2): 227–235.

Brown, T, J. Baldridge, M. Esteva, and W. Xu. 2012. “The Substantial Words Are in the Ground and Sea: Computationally Linking Text and Geography.” Texas Studies in Literature & Language 54 (3) (September 1): 324–339.

Deggan, M. 2013. “Nowhere places and the poetics of landscape : temporality, literary atmosphere, and the ethical arena in colonial modernity.” PhD, The University of British Columbia.

Hai, A. 2013. “Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement.” Modern Language Quarterly 74 (1): 121–125.

Kelly, M. 2012. “When Things Were ‘closing-in’ and ‘rolling up’: The Imaginative Geography of Elizabeth Bowen’s Anglo-Irish War Novel The Last September.” Journal of Historical Geography 38 (3) (July): 282–293..

Knight, D. F. 2012. “Geographic Enchantments: The Trickster and Crone in Contemporary Fairy Tales and Storytelling”. PhD, The University of Exeter.

Martin, M. 2013. “Bi’äñki’s Ghost Dance Map: Thanatoptic Cartography and the Native American Spirit World.” Imago Mundi 65 (1): 106–114.

Reuschel, A. K., B. Piatti, and L. Hurni. 2013. “Modelling Uncertain Geodata for the Literary Atlas of Europe.” Understanding Different Geographies: 135–157.

Saunders, A. 2012. “Posting Over Seas: The Travelling Tales of Anthony Trollope.” Narratives of Travel and Tourism: 109-120.

Suzuki, E. 2012. “Genealogy and Geography in Patricia Grace’s Tu.” MFS Modern Fiction Studies 58 (1): 112–127.

Verraest, S., and B. Keunen. 2012. “Bibliography of Work on Landscape and Its Narration.” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 14 (3): 14.

De Waard, M. 2013. Imagining Global Amsterdam: History, Culture, and Geography in a World City. Amsterdam University Press.

Wyckoff, W. 2013. “Ivan Doig’s Montana and the Creation of Place-defining Literature.” Journal of Cultural Geography 30 (1): 90–119.

Yiannakis, J. N., and A. Davies. 2012. “Diversifying Rural Economies Through Literary Tourism: a Review of Literary Tourism in Western Australia.” Journal of Heritage Tourism 7 (1): 33–44.

January 6th

Crang, M., and J. Zhang. 2012. “Transient Dwelling: Trains as Places of Identification for the Floating Population of China.” Social & Cultural Geography 13 (8): 895–914.

Dennis, R., and C. A. Howells. 1996. “Geography, Gender and Identity in Canadian Literature: Some Introductory Comments.” The London Journal of Canadian Studies 12: 1–5.

Hausladen, G. 1996. “Where the Bodies Lie: Sense of Place and Police Procedurals.” Journal of Cultural Geography 16 (1): 45–63.

Levstik, L. S. 1985. “Literary Geography and Mapping.” Social Education 49 (1): 38–43.

Robinson, B. 1988. “Literature and Everyday Life.” Antipode 20 (3): 180–206.

Thacker, A. 2002. “Travel Theory, Geography and the Syntax of Space.” In Cultural Encounters: European Travel Writing in the 1930s, 11–28. Berghahn Books.

Thrift, N. 1983. “Literature, the Production of Culture and the Politics of Place.” Antipode 15 (1): 12–24.

Woods, T. 2011. “‘Looking for Signs in the Air’: Urban Space and the Postmodern in In the Country of Last Things.” Beyond the Red Notebook: Essays on Paul Auster: 107–128.

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