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Textual Geographies
Matthew Wilkens, Wayne State University

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Nation, Ethnicity, and the Geography of British Fiction, 1880-1940 (Article)
Title: Nation, Ethnicity, and the Geography of British Fiction, 1880-1940
Author: Elizabeth F. Evans
Author: Matthew Wilkins
Abstract: Among the most pressing problems in modernist literary studies are those related to Britain's engagement with the wider world under empire and to its own rapidly evolving urban spaces in the years before the Second World War.1 In both cases, the literary-geographic imagination—or unconscious—of the period between 1880 and 1940 can help to shed light on how texts by British and British-aligned writers of the era understood these issues and how they evolved over time. At the highest level, how can we characterize the international and domestic geographies of British writing? What roles, if any, did cultural identity play in contemporary writers' spatial imagination? What locations were over- or under-represented in their work and how, if at all, does the answer change when we group writers by national origin or by perceived ethnicity? What shifts in geographic attention marked the transition from the late Victorian period to the interwar era of high modernism?
Year: 2018
Primary URL: http://10.22148/16.024
Access Model: open access
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Journal of Cultural Analytics

Textual Geographies (Web Resource)
Title: Textual Geographies
Author: Matthew Wilkins
Abstract: The Textual Geographies project presents, analyzes, and visualizes a collection of more than 14 billion named locations extracted from 10 million books and journals in English, German, Spanish, and Chinese published from the early days of print to the present.
Year: 2016
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