Deep Locational Criticism
Imaginative place in literary research and teaching
Jason Finch | Åbo Akademi University
A lively series of spatial turns in literary studies since the 1990s give rise to this engaged and practical book, devoted to the question of how to teach and study the relationship between all sorts of literature and all sorts of location. Among the many concrete examples explored are texts created between the early seventeenth and the early twenty-first centuries, in genres ranging from stage drama and lyric poetry to television, by way of several studies of fiction definable in a broad way as realist. Writers and thinkers discussed include Michel de Certeau, Edward Casey, Gwendolyn Brooks, Christina Rossetti, Dickens, J. Hillis Miller, Lynne Reid Banks, Heidegger, Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton, Thomas Dekker, Stephen C. Levinson, Bernard Malamud, E.M. Forster, Thomas Burke and Samuel Beckett. The book is underpinned by the philosophical topology of Jeff Malpas, who insists that human life is necessarily and primarily located. It is aimed at students and teachers of literary place at all university levels.
[FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures, 3] 2016. xiii, 249 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Series editor’s preface | pp. ix–x
Acknowledgements | pp. xi–xii
List of images and maps | p. xiii
1. Introduction | pp. 1–40
2. Applications in research and pedagogy | pp. 41–73
3. The Heideggerian fourfold and a Shakespeare play | pp. 75–92
4. The precise spot occupied by a Renaissance playhouse | pp. 93–118
5. Spatial deixis and a single story | pp. 119–131
6. Technology and toponym in a canonized novel | pp. 133–152
7. An imaginative place: The East End of London | pp. 153–172
8. Anti-place and multiple place in Beckett | pp. 173–188
Afterword | pp. 189–190
A-Z glossary of terms | pp. 191–220
Index | pp. 241–249
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Art & Art History
BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT006000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory