The Spatial Hinge: An Introduction


  • James Thurgill The University of Tokyo


spatial hinge, literary geography, text-as-spatial event



Author Biography

James Thurgill, The University of Tokyo

Specially-appointed Associate ProfessorCollege of Arts and Sciences


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