theses and dissertations


Ashworth, Georgia Rose. 2019. “The Literary Heritagescape: Translating Literary Settings into Heritage Sites.” Masters thesis, University of Cambridge.


Bailey, Jennie Ruth. 2018. “For Rochdale: Reading, Mapping, and Writing Place in the Era of the Northern Powerhouse.” PhD Thesis, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Chattopadhyay, Sagarika. 2018. “The Novels of Amitav Ghosh : Interpretation in Literary Geography.” PhD Thesis, Discipline of English, IIT Indore.

Germain, Nathan. 2018. “Relational Geographies: Toward an Interconnected Vision of Place in French Literature and Geography, 1850-1900 ” PhD thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

McLaughlin, David Paul. 2018. “Mobile Holmes: Sherlockiana, Travel Writing and the Co-Production of the Sherlock Holmes Stories.” PhD Thesis, University of Cambridge.

Owens, Margaret R. 2018. “Faulknerian Social Strata Meridians in Yoknapatawpha County: A Study in Literary Geography.” BA thesis, Univ of North Georgia.


Callenberger, David J. 2017. “Shocked Spaces: Literary Geographies and Disaster Recovery in the 21 St Century.” Masters thesis, The University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sandberg, Nora Alvine. 2017. “Material Witnesses in the Comics Form: The Testimonies Provided by Joe Sacco’s Representations of Maps and Buildings in Safe Area Goražde and Footnotes in Gaza.” Master’s Thesis, University of Oslo


Land, Mary Sylvia. 2016. “Writer’s Work/place: The Non/fictional Pedagogical Possibilities of the Canadian Landscape.” MA, Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa.

Marlow, Philip Blake. 2016 “Chris Ware’s Critical Use of Space in Jimmy Corrigan and Building Stories. MA, Tennessee Technological University.


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.


Cook, Jessica. 2014. “Material and Textual Spaces in the Poetry of Montagu, Leapor, Barbauld, and Robinson.” Ph.D., University of South Florida.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Weber, Anne-Katherine. 2014. “Mapping Literature: spatial data modelling and automated cartographic visualisation of fictional spaces”. PhD, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule ETH Zürich.


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

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

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

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

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

Lyster, Rosa Frances. 2013. “Space and Censorship in Nadine Gordimer : A Literary Geography.” MA, University of Cape Town.

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

Pye, Patricia Jane. 2013. “Sound and Modernity in Joseph Conrad’s London Fiction.” PhD, University of London.


Albanese, Nicholas Charles. 2012. “Imagining Sicily: Representation and Cultural Poetics in Contemporary Italian Historical Fiction”. PhD, Indiana University.

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.

Clerico, Bethany Aery. 2012. “Caribbean Hauntings and Transnational Regionalism in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century American Literature”. PhD, State University of New York at Albany.

Crews, Claire Elizabeth. 2012. “The Role of the Home in Eudora Welty’s ‘Delta Wedding’ and ‘The Optimist’s Daughter’”. PhD, Georgia State University.

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

Foster, Tim. 2012. “Escaping the Split-level Trap: Postsuburban Narratives in Recent American Fiction”. PhD, University of Nottingham.

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

Hanna, William Scott. 2012. “In Search of the Self, In Search of the Land: Toward a Contemporary American Poetics of Place”. PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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

Kougkoulos, Thanasis. 2012. “Epirus as literary myth in postwar greek prose fiction.” PhD, University of Ioannina. Greece. Θανάσης Β. Κούγκουλος, Η Ήπειρος ως λογοτεχνικός μύθος στη μεταπολεμική πεζογραφία, Διδακτορική Διατριβή, Τμήμα Φιλολογίας Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής Πανεπιστημίου Ιωαννίνων, Ιωάννινα 2012.

Labelle, Amanda. 2012. “Mapping the Self: The Sense of Space, Place, Home, and Belonging In Contemporary Caribbean Canadian Poetry”. MA, Dalhousie University.

Nurmi, Tom. 2012. “The Inverted Compass: Geography and the Ethics of Authorship in Nineteenth-Century America”. PhD, The University of Arizona.

Odon, Rochelle Alecia. 2012. “Quilting Liberation| Decoding the Geography of Freedom in Breena Clarke’s”. MA, Howard University.

Pound, Melissa. 2012. “‘This Third Space’: Real-and-Imagined Spaces in Turn-of-the-Century American Settlement Fiction”. MA, University of Waterloo.

Pratt, Brooke Sarah. 2012. “Abandoned Spaces in Canadian Writing: Constructing ‘the Country of Our Defeat’”. PhD, The University of Western Ontario.

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.




Ahrfeldt, Cecilia. “Space and Infelicitous Place in the Poetry of Sylvia Plath.” MA, Stockholm University.

Chamberlain, Louise. ‘The Way I Talk in my Many-Headed Turbulence: Nature and the Poetry of Alice Oswald and Ted Hughes’, MA, University of Nottingham.

DeJesus, Kevin. “Imagining Lebanon: Living on Amidst an Entangled History in Place”. PhD, York University.

Finn, Edward. The Social Lives of Books: Literary Networks in Contemporary American Fiction. PhD, Stanford University.

Gallacher, Lesley-Anne. Sleep of reason? The practices of reading shônen manga. PhD, University of Edinburgh.

Garrett, B. Texts like the World: The Use of Utopian Discourse to Represent Place in Works by Nicole Brossard and Dionne Brand. PhD, University of Alberta.

Green, Yalonda J. D. 2011. “That Terrifying Center: Poetry, Language, and Embodied Subjectivities”. PhD, University of Louisville.

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

Maynard-Ford, Miriam. Geo-graphies: Performing city space and economic possibility and the storyteller of Cairo. MSc, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

McNulty, Niall. Reading the city : analysing literary space in selected postapartheid urban narratives. MA, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Perriam, Geraldine. “Impudent Scribblers”: Place and the unlikely heroines of the interwar years. PhD, University of Glasgow.

Prescott, Holly. Rethinking urban space in contemporary British writing. PhD, University of BIrmingham.

Purssell, Andy, Space and Empire in the Fiction of Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene. PhD, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Ramos, Maria Christina. Literary cartographies of Spain: Mapping identity in African American travel writing. PhD, University of Maryland, College Park.

Squire, Kelsey. 2011. “Regional Consciousness in American Literature, 1860-1930”. PhD, Marquette University.

Thell, Anne M. 2011. “Remarkable Transactions: How Eighteenth-century Travel Literature Transformed the Geography of Knowledge”. PhD, Fordham University.

Townsend, Stacie A. Evolving California fiction: Literary representations of landscapes and emotional geographic constructs. California State University, Long Beach.

Wright, Kristina. Gaining Ground: The Politics of Place and Space in U.S. Women’s Literature and U.S. Culture, 1959-2001. Tufts University.

Yeung, Heather Hei-Tai. Affective Mapping: Voice, Space, and Contemporary British Lyric Poetry. PhD, University of Durham.


Cirstea, Arina-Nicoleta. Urban imaginaries : mapping space and self in the writing of Doris Lessing, Michéle Roberts and Sara Maitland. PhD, University of Warwick.

Collins, Rachel Ann. Toward a literary geography: Space and social consequence in U.S. fiction, 1900–1920. Syracuse University.

Easton, Kai. 2010. “Textuality & the Land: Reading ‘White Writing’ and the Fiction of J. M. Coetzee.” PhD, School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London.

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

Hui, Barbara L. 2010. “Narrative Networks: Mapping Literature at the Turn of the 21st Century”. PhD, University of California, Los Angeles.

Leal, Julio C. Reclaiming Chicano/a poetics and spatiality: Central California geographies and the literary and cultural imaginary. PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Leow, Joanne. “Towards a Cosmopolitan Poetics: The Poetry of Wong May & Boey Kim Cheng”. MA, National University of Singapore.

Lombardi, William V. The re-enchanted landscape: Bret Harte’s and John Muir’s Spatial Productions. PhD, California State University, Chico.

Mathieson, Charlotte Eleanor. Bodies in transit : mobility, embodiment and space in the mid-nineteenth century novel. PhD, University of Warwick.

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

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

Tavares, David. “Urban Space and the Performance of Migrant Identities: A Literary Geography”. PhD, University of Ottawa.

Ubelaker Andrade, Max. Literary space in a cartographic frame: Miguel de Cervantes, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Jose Donoso, and Witold Gombrowicz. PhD, Boston University.

Warder, Kristen. Taking Up Space: Spatial and Sexual (Re)Orientation in the Texts of Four Contemporary Canadian Writers. PhD, University of Western Ontario.


Bentley, Elbie. A Narrative Atlas of the Gunnison-Beckwith Survey for the Pacific Railroad, 1853-1854. MA, Ohio University.

Correll, Allison. M. “The Collapsible Space Between Us: The Interrelationship Between Testifier, Author, and Reader in Dave Eggers’s‘ What Is the What’”. MA, Georgetown University.

Jiménez, Ángel. 2009. “The Politics of Space and Place in Virginia Woolf’s The Years, Three Guineas, and The Pargiters.” MA, University of South Florida.

Kristensen, Allan Juhl. Making plain/s space: the literary geographies of Cather, Kroetsch, and Heat-Moon. PhD, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Lowe, Hilary Iris. Literary Destinations: Mark Twain’s Houses and Literary Tourism. PhD, University of Kansas.

Matthews, Jemima. ‘(En)gendering the Jacobean River: A Question of Ownership’, MA, Kings College, University of London.

Pready, Joanna Elaine. The power of place: re-negotiating identity in hotel fiction. PhD, University of Nottingham.

Preziuso, Marika. “Mapping the Lived-Imagined Caribbean”. PhD, Birkbeck College, University of London.

Radovic, Stanka. “Locating the Destitute: Place in Postcolonial Fiction (V.S. Naipaul, Patrick Chamoiseau, and Octavia Butler)”. PhD, Cornell University.

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

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


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

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

Neculai, Catalina. “Some Fanatical New York Promoting”: Literary Economies of Urban Regime Transformation in New York City, 1970s-1980s. PhD, University of Warwick.

Parsons, Coilin. 2008. “Literary Maps: Cartography in Anglo-Irish Literature”. PhD, Columbia University.

Reckin, Anna Alexandra. “Landscape as Poem| Poem as Landscape. Space, Place, and the Visual in the Poetry of Kamau Brathwaite and Susan Howe”. PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Wong, Catherine Yuen Wing. Representing Hong Kong in a Borrowed Tongue The Cultural Identity Crisis in Anglophone Hong Kong Literature. PhD, University of Liverpool.

Yoshimizu, Ayaka. Performing heteroglossia: Contesting ‘war bride’ discourses, exploring ‘histories of kokoro’ with four senryu writers.  MA, Simon Fraser University.


Barley, Alexandra Fiona. At home in India : geographies of home in contemporary Indian novels. PhD, University of Durham.

Cooper, David. ‘Staying Put: Norman Nicholson and the Poetics of Place and Space’. PhD. Lancaster University.

Irwin-Mulcahy, Judith. Black atlas: Geography and scales of movement in African American literature. PhD, City University of New York.

Manase, Irikidzayi. ‘From Jo’burg to Jozi’ : a Study of the Writings and Images of Johannesburg from 1980-2003.” PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Shie, Shr-tzung. “The Mosaic of the City| Reading Taiwanese Urban Fiction and Film in the Late 20th Century”. Yale University.


Martin, Karen W. Challenging borders: The demarcation of space in Isabel Allende’s “House of the Spirits” trilogy. PhD, Middlebury College.

Nagy, Krisztina. Cultural and literary geographies of the city in the fiction of Martin Amis. PhD, University of Bristol.

Saunders, A. Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literary Representations of the Changing Industrial Landscape. PhD, University of Wales.

Travis, Charles. Lifeworlds: Literary Geographies in 1930s Ireland. PhD, Trinity College Dublin, 2006.

Yoon, Seongho. The differences place makes: Geographies of subjects, communities, and nations in William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, and Chang-rae Lee. PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Hunt, Emma. Urban Space in South African Literature: Johannesburg. PhD, University of Toronto.

Satterwhite, Emily M. Locally colored: Popular Appalachian fictions and geographies of reception. PhD, Emory University.

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


Arapoglou, Eleftheria. Mapping literary identities: space trans-actions and inter-actions in the works of Mark Twain, Henry James, and Demetra Vaka Brown. PhD, Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki.

Cuthbertson, Guy. The literary geography in Edward Thomas’s work. PhD, University of Oxford.

Hsu, Hsuan L. Scales of identification: Geography, affect, and United States literature, 1803–1908. PhD, University of California, Berkeley.

Jacobson, Kristin J. “Domestic Geographies: Neo-domestic American Fiction”. PhD, The Pennsylvania State University.

Kemerait, Judith Louise. Routes of Freedom: Slave Resistance and the Politics of Literary Geography. PhD, Louisiana State University.

Surgeoner, Joanna C. Books and worlds: A literary cartography of the Canadian North. PhD, University of Washington.

Tavares, David. “The Representation of Mongolia in Contemporary Travel Writing: Imaginative Geographies of a Traveller’s Frontier”. MA, University of Ottawa.


Manase, Irikidzayi. The Mapping of Urban Spaces and Identities in Current Zimbabwean and South African Fiction. MA, University of Natal.

Mitchell, Peta Robyn. “Cartographic Strategies of Postmodernity : the Figure of the Map in Contemporary Critical Theory and Fiction”. PhD, The University of Queensland.


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

Franks, P.J. Literary Cartography in the Americas, 1985-2002: Mapping Regionalisms in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, Or the Evening Redness in the West and Leslie Marmon Silko’s“ Five Hundred Year Map.” MA, University of Northern Colorado.

Pitkänen, K. K. 2003. “The Spatio-Temporal Setting in Written Narrative Fiction”. PhD, University of Helsinki.

Stainer, Jonathan. Nationalism, sectarianism, division and hybridity : representations of place in Belfast fiction of the 1990s. PhD, University of Ulster.


Hardy, Stephen Paul. Place and its relations in late twentieth century cultural theory and British fiction. PhD, University of Warwick.

Kehrwald, Kevin D. Clearing the air: Representations of weather and natural disaster in American fiction and film. PhD, Purdue University.

Levin, Joanna. American Bohemias: A Literary and Cultural Geography, 1858-1912. Stanford University.


Chalykoff, Lisa. Space and identity formation in twentieth-century Canadian realist novels: recasting regionalism within Canadian literarystudies. PhD, University of British Columbia.

Twinn, Frances Elizabeth. Half-finished streets, Illimitable Horizons and Enclosed Intimacy: the landscapes of Elizabeth Gaskells writing. PhD, University of Durham.


Appleton, Louise. E pluribus unum : scale and American national identity in the Saturday Evening Post 1942-1969. PhD, Loughborough University.

McGowan, Mary Margaret Anne. The lost world of Thomas Hardy : an examination of the representation of foreign places in selected writings of Thomas Hardy. PhD, University of Ulster.


Baker, Anne. “Such a heartless immensity” : geographical space and the American Renaissance. PhD, Columbia University.

Leyda, Julia. Room to Move in the American 30s, 40s, and 50s. PhD, University of Washington.

Naylor, Simon. Britain and Argentina during the “age of empire” : four historical geographies of writing at the end of the nineteenth century. PhD, University of Keele.


Bruckner, Martin. Models of world-making: The language of geography in American literature, 1750-1825. PhD, Brandeis University.


Kneale, James. “Lost in space? : readers” constructions of science fiction worlds. PhD, University College London.


Nash, Catherine. Landscape, body and nation : cultural geographies of Irish identities. PhD, University of Nottingham.


Peckham, Robert Shannan. The geography of haunted places : landscape and imagined communities in the fiction of Papadiamantis. PhD, King’s College London.


Brosseau, Marc. “Des Romans-Géographes : Le Roman et La Connaissance Géographique Des Lieux  [Of Novels-Geographers : The Novel and the Geographical Knowledge of Places].” PhD, Université Paris-Sorbonne.


Hankins, Leslie Kathleen. Virginia Woolf’s spatial art and critique: “Trespassageways” for the twentieth century and beyond. PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Squire, SJ. 1991. Meanings, myths and memories Literary tourism as cultural discourse in Beatrix Potter’s Lake District. PhD, London University.


Broomhall-Wilks, Beverley Anne. The formidable power of geography in Ethel Wilson’s fiction. MA, Simon Fraser.


Huggan, Graham. Territorial disputes : maps and mapping strategies in contemporary Canadian and Australian fiction. PhD, University of British Columbia.


Dhussa, R.C. Urban Images of Delhi through Literature: A study in Humanistic Geography. PhD, Kent State University.

Leer, Martin Hugo. “Edge to Centre : Geography and the Imagination in the Work of David Malouf, Randolph Stow and Les A. Murray.” PhD, The University of Queensland, 1988.


Hones, Sheila. Geosophy, Literature and the Figurative Landscape: The “Atlantic Monthly” 1880-84. PhD, Boston University.


Hall, Cheryl Joanne. 1980. “The Image of the Small Ontario Town in Fiction, 1900-1918: a Case Study in Humanistic Geography”. MA, Queen’s University.

Hussey, Barbara Lee.“From Spatiality to Textuality: The Disappearance of the City in the Modern Novel”. PhD, Purdue University.


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

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