Writing London and the Thames Estuary

1576-2016

Len Platt, Goldsmiths, University of London

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€110,00
$127.00
ISBN13: 
9789004346659
E-ISBN: 
9789004346666
Publication Date: 
June 2017
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Hardback
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Approx. 240 pp., 10 ill.
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1871-689X
Volume: 
25

edited by Oliver von Knebel Doeberitz, University Leipzig and Ralf Schneider, University Bielefeld

This volume investigates the portrayal of London in recent British literature and culture and looks at the way in which they have articulated competing versions of the contemporary city.
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Volume: 
24
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004343993
E-ISBN: 
9789004344013
Publication date: 
July 2017
€110,00
$127.00

Edited by Ina Habermann, University of Basel, Switzerland, and Daniela Keller, University of Basel, Switzerland

English Topographies in Literature and Culture takes a spatial approach to the study of English culture, focussing on writing landscapes, London psychogeography, heritage discourses, urban planning and idiosyncratic spatial practices such as suburban gardening. Space thus emerges as both...
Series: 
Volume: 
23
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004322264
E-ISBN: 
9789004322271
Publication date: 
August 2016
€104,00
$125.00

Joshua Parker, University of Salzburg, Austria

This book traces the ways Berlin has been narrated across three centuries by some 100 authors. It presents a composite landscape not only of the German capital, but of shifting subtexts in American society.
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Volume: 
22
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004312081
E-ISBN: 
9789004312098
Publication date: 
March 2016
€124,00
$161.00

Cornelia Wächter

The sadistic prison ‘warder’ is an all-too-familiar figure in the literary and cultural imagination of Britain and beyond. This book seeks to redress this misrepresentation of the prison officer by drawing attention to counter-discursive examples: deploying and developing spatial and cognitive...
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Volume: 
21
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042039346
E-ISBN: 
9789401212144
Publication date: 
January 2015
€79,00
$108.00

Christoph Singer

The coast as literary setting is more than a decorative space. Its utopian/dystopian nature, its liminality and ambiguity invite transgressions of various kinds, which undermine any notion of stable and fixed borders and boundaries.
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Volume: 
20
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042039049
E-ISBN: 
9789401211864
Publication date: 
January 2014
€71,00
$92.00

Jon Anderson

If people are geographical beings, what can fiction tell us about this truth? Literature can help us understand the nature of the relations between people and place, how humans create connections between their identities and their geographies, and how these can be threatened and lost.
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Volume: 
19
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042038936
Publication date: 
January 2014
€79,00
$103.00

Edited by Anna-Margaretha Horatschek, Yvonne Rosenberg and Daniel Schäbler

Literature is a central agent of the maritime cultural imaginary through the negotiation of competing versions of coast and sea. Discussed are historically specific functions of maritime spaces as historicized places, where cultural exchange and ‘the technical sublime’ are dramatized.
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Volume: 
18
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042038622
Publication date: 
January 2014
€79,00
$98.00

Edited by Ingo Berensmeyer and Christoph Ehland

Literature as cultural discourse has always courted mobility. From the nomadic wanderings of the heroes of Homer and Virgil through the adventures of the medieval knight-errants to the travellers of modern times, movement and mobility have been constitutive elements of story-telling. Since...
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Volume: 
17
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042037083
Publication date: 
January 2013
€67,00
$82.00

Andrew Keller Estes

In Cormac McCarthy and the Writing of American Spaces Andrew Estes examines ideas about the land as they emerge in the later fiction of this important contemporary author. McCarthy's texts are shown to be part of larger narratives about American environments. Against the backdrop of the emerging...
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Volume: 
16
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042036291
Publication date: 
January 2013
€67,00
$82.00

Edited by Ian Davidson and Zoë Skoulding

The essays in this volume present a thorough re-evaluation of the idea of place for the twenty-first century, linking across theoretical interests in space and spatialisation and in motion and mobility. ‘Placing’ becomes an active process that happens in different parts of the world, and there is...
Series: 
Volume: 
15
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042036147
Publication date: 
January 2013
€93,00
$114.00

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