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The Resource Topophrenia : place, narrative, and the spatial imagination, Robert T. Tally, Jr

Topophrenia : place, narrative, and the spatial imagination, Robert T. Tally, Jr

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Topophrenia : place, narrative, and the spatial imagination
Title
Topophrenia
Title remainder
place, narrative, and the spatial imagination
Statement of responsibility
Robert T. Tally, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
"What is our place in the world, and how do we inhabit, understand, and represent this place to others? Topophrenia gathers essays by Robert Tally that explore the relationship between space, place, and mapping, on the one hand, and literary criticism, history, and theory on the other. The book provides an introduction to spatial literary studies, exploring in detail the theory and practice of geocriticism, literary cartography, and the spatial humanities more generally. The spatial anxiety of disorientation and the need to know one's location, even if only subconsciously, is a deeply felt and shared human experience. Building on Yi Fu Tuan's "topophilia" (or love of place), Tally instead considers the notion of "topophrenia" as a simultaneous sense of place-consciousness coupled with a feeling of disorder, anxiety, and "dis-ease." He argues that no effective geography could be complete without also incorporating an awareness of the lonely, loathsome, or frightening spaces that condition our understanding of that space. Tally considers the tension between the objective ordering of a space and the subjective ways in which narrative worlds are constructed. Narrative maps present a way of understanding that seems realistic but is completely figurative. So how can these maps be used to not only understand the real world but also to put up an alternative vision of what that world might otherwise be? From Tolkien to Cervantes, Borges to More, Topophrenia provides a clear and compelling explanation of how geocriticism, the spatial humanities, and literary cartography help us to narrate, represent, and understand our place in a constantly changing world"--
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DLC
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Tally, Robert T.
Dewey number
809/.9332
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.S667
LC item number
T367 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Spatial humanities
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  • Space and time in literature
  • Geographical perception in literature
  • Space perception in literature
  • Geography and literature
  • Geographical perception in literature
  • Geography and literature
  • Space and time in literature
  • Space perception in literature
Label
Topophrenia : place, narrative, and the spatial imagination, Robert T. Tally, Jr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-190) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the cartographic imperative -- Place in geocritical theory and practice -- Topophrenia -- Introducing geocriticism -- Geocritical situations -- Spatial representation in narrative -- The mise-en-abyme of literary cartography -- The space of the novel -- Theatrum geographicum -- Fantasy and the spatial imagination -- Adventures in literary cartography -- In the suburbs of amaurotum -- Beyond the flaming walls of the world -- Conclusion: a map of the pyrenees
Control code
1019632696
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 193 pages
Isbn
9780253037701
Lccn
2018046711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019632696
Label
Topophrenia : place, narrative, and the spatial imagination, Robert T. Tally, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the cartographic imperative -- Place in geocritical theory and practice -- Topophrenia -- Introducing geocriticism -- Geocritical situations -- Spatial representation in narrative -- The mise-en-abyme of literary cartography -- The space of the novel -- Theatrum geographicum -- Fantasy and the spatial imagination -- Adventures in literary cartography -- In the suburbs of amaurotum -- Beyond the flaming walls of the world -- Conclusion: a map of the pyrenees
Control code
1019632696
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 193 pages
Isbn
9780253037701
Lccn
2018046711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019632696

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