Space in Literature: Method, Genre, Topos

Space in Literature: Method, Genre, Topos

by Urszula Terentowicz-Fotyga (Editor)




This study focuses on the problem of spatiality in literature. Evoking a wide range of theoretical and methodological perspectives, the book demonstrates that the analysis of the spatial aspect of the literary text encompasses a variety of textual elements and structures. Organized around three defining problems - spatial topoi, genres and methods - the study gives the reader a good insight into contemporary research on the intersection of space and literature. The topics covered in this book range from the symbolism of different topoi, spatial modelling in literary genres to the spatial form of textual materiality. The individual chapters address the problem of literary space in poetry, drama and fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631718063
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/08/2018
Series: Mediated Fictions Series: Studies in Verbal and Visual Narratives , #15
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Urszula Terentowicz-Fotyga is Associate Professor of English Literature and Culture at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Her main research interests are semiotics of space, urban theory and representation, postmodern and contemporary literature and theory. She has published on cultural semiotics, modernist and postmodern novel, literary and film dystopia.

Table of Contents

Literary space - Methodology - Genre - Topos - Spatial modelling - Semiosphere - Chronotope - Spatial form - Spatial turn - Mapping

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