Literary Geography at the National Scale

Kieron Smith, Jon Anderson


Literary geography is now a remarkably mobile interdiscipline. While celebrating the advances in understanding enabled by such intellectual and methodological agility, this Thinking Space paper argues that we ought, at the same time, to keep in mind Edward Said’s observations on the matter of ‘traveling theory’, and to employ a critical reflexivity when applying abstract theories across heterogeneous spaces and contexts. It argues that the national scale deserves further attention as a material and imaginative locus of human, spatial and literary interactivity. 


Mobility; scale; nation

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