Literature and cartography : theories, histories, genres / edited by Anders Engberg-Pedersen
- Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 
- Physical Description:
- vi, 472 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Engberg-Pedersen, Anders
- Estranging the Map: On Literature and Cartography / Anders Engberg-Pedersen -- I: Theories and Methodologies. Cartographic Fiction / Jean-Marc Besse -- Literary Cartography: Mapping as Method / Barbara Piatti -- The (Un)Mappability of Literature / Robert Stockhammer -- Cartographic Tropes: From Kant's Maps to Foucault's Topology / Oliver Simons -- The Language of Cartography: Borges as Mapmaker / Bruno Bosteels -- II: Histories and Contexts. Muses of Cartography: Charting Odysseus from Homer to Joyce / Burkhardt Wolf -- Diagrammatic Thought in Medieval Literature / Simone Pinet -- Hybrid Maps: Cartography and Literature in Spanish Imperial Expansion, Sixteenth Century / Ricardo Padrón -- Bend of the Baroque: Toward a Literary Hydrography in France / Tom Conley -- Goethe and the Cartographic Representation of Nature around 1800 / John K. Noyes -- Conceptualizing the Novel Map: Nineteenth-Century French Literary Cartography / Patrick M. Bray -- African Cartographies in Motion / Dominic Thomas -- III: Genres and Themes. Popular Map Genres in American Literature / Martin Brückner -- Map Line Narratives / Jörg Dünne -- Material Cartography: João Guimarães Rosa's Paratexts / Clara Rowland -- Cartographies of War: Star Charts, Topographic Maps, War Games / Anders Engberg-Pedersen.
- Literary authors have frequently called on elements of cartography to ground fictional space, to visualize sites, and to help readers get their bearings in the imaginative world of the text. Today, the convergence of digital mapping and globalization has spurred a cartographic turn in literature. This book gathers leading scholars to consider the relationship of literature and cartography. Generously illustrated with full-color maps and visualizations, it offers the first systematic overview of an emerging approach to the study of literature.The literary map is not merely an illustrative guide but represents a set of relations and tensions that raise questions about representation, fiction, and space. Is literature even mappable? In exploring the cartographic components of literature, the contributors have not only brought literary theory to bear on the map but have also enriched the vocabulary and perspectives of literary studies with cartographic terms. After establishing the theoretical and methodological terrain, they trace important developments in the history of literary cartography, considering topics that include Homer and Joyce, Goethe and the representation of nature, and African cartographies. Finally, they consider cartographic genres that reveal the broader connections between texts and maps, discussing literary map genres in American literature and the coexistence of image and text in early maps. When cartographic aspirations outstripped factual knowledge, mapmakers turned to textual fictions.
- 9780262036740 hardcover alkaline paper
0262036746 hardcover alkaline paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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