The Geocritical Legacies of Edward W. Said

The Geocritical Legacies of Edward W. Said

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Edward W. Said remains one of the most important literary and cultural critics in the world. A towering figure in postcolonial studies, Said may be equally well regarded for his scholarship in comparative literature, critical theory, and intellectual history. Less well known, perhaps, is Said's immense influence on geocriticism or spatial literary studies. The Geocritical Legacies of Edward W. Said brings together a variety of essays which, each in its own way, highlight the significance of Said's work for contemporary spatial criticism. With contributions from both established literary critics and emerging scholars, this collection provides a representative sample of work being done in the wake of Said's multifaceted and enormous critical project.... a struggle that is not only about imperial armies and direct conquest, but also a€œ about ideas, about forms, about images and imaginings. ... 17 In his examination of the topic in Geographical Imaginations, Gregory alludes to this as a€œ dispossession by othering, a€ whereby an ... book, The Road to Botany Bay, an extended essay on a€œspatial historya€ that explores the polyvalent uses of myth, 6 Robert T. Tally Jr.

Title:The Geocritical Legacies of Edward W. Said
Author:Robert T. Tally Jr.
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-01-08


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