Texts (Un)hinged and Unfolded: Fantastical Narratives and Unrelated Spaces


  • Evgenia Amey University of Jyväskylä


literary geographies, spatial hinge, Astrid Lindgren, The Elder Scrolls, Skyrim, literary tourism



Author Biography

Evgenia Amey, University of Jyväskylä

I am a Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. My research is interdisciplinary, combining literary geographies, cultural studies, media studies, tourism studies and fan studies. My current projects examine media travel and game-inspired fan fiction.


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