Literatures of Urban Possibility

Literatures of Urban Possibility

Literature of the city has been an important site where such engagements with possibility have been acted out. Some literary cities stage alternative futures conceivable at a specific moment in time, or stories that test the limits of ...

Author: Markku Salmela

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030709099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

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This book demonstrates how city literature addresses questions of possibility. In city literature, ideas of possibility emerge primarily through two perspectives: texts may focus on what is possible for cities, and they may present the urban environment as a site of possibility for individuals or communities. The volume combines reflections on urban possibility from a range of geographical and cultural contexts—in addition to the English-speaking world, individual chapters analyse possible cities and possible urban lives in Turkey, Israel, Finland, Germany, Russia and Sweden. Moreover, by engaging with issues such as city planning, mass housing, gentrification, informal settlements and translocal identities, the book shows imaginative literature at work outlining what possibility means in cities.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literatures of Urban Possibility

Literatures of Urban Possibility

This book demonstrates how city literature addresses questions of possibility.

Author: Markku Salmela

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030709116

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

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This book demonstrates how city literature addresses questions of possibility. In city literature, ideas of possibility emerge primarily through two perspectives: texts may focus on what is possible for cities, and they may present the urban environment as a site of possibility for individuals or communities. The volume combines reflections on urban possibility from a range of geographical and cultural contexts—in addition to the English-speaking world, individual chapters analyse possible cities and possible urban lives in Turkey, Israel, Finland, Germany, Russia and Sweden. Moreover, by engaging with issues such as city planning, mass housing, gentrification, informal settlements and translocal identities, the book shows imaginative literature at work outlining what possibility means in cities.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Narrating Nonhuman Spaces

Narrating Nonhuman Spaces

His books include Helsinki in Early Twentieth-Century Literature (2014), The Narrative Turn in Urban Planning (2020), ... The Materiality of Literary Narratives in Urban History (2019), and Literatures of Urban Possibility (2021).

Author: Marco Caracciolo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000441550

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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Recent debates about the Anthropocene have prompted a re-negotiation of the relationship between human subjectivity and nonhuman matter within a wide range of disciplines. This collection builds on the assumption that our understanding of the nonhuman world is bound up with the experience of space: thinking about and with nonhuman spaces destabilizes human-scale assumptions. Literary form affords this kind of nonanthropocentric experience; one role of the critic in the Anthropocene is to foreground the function of space and description in challenging the conventional link between narrative and human (inter)subjectivity. Bringing together New Formalism, ecocriticism, and narrative theory, the included essays demonstrate that literature can transgress the strong and long-established boundary of the human frame that literary and narrative scholarship clings to. The focus is firmly on the contemporary but with strategic samplings in earlier cultural texts (the American transcendentalists, modernist fiction) that anticipate present-day anxieties about the nonhuman, while at the same time offering important conceptual tools for working through them.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature

The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature

urban possibility is only one component of a debased global inhumanity so destructive that the very preservation of the sacred earth depends upon no less than a wish-fulfillment reversal of history and the restoration of tribal ...

Author: Deborah L. Madsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317693185

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 524

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The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature engages the multiple scenes of tension — historical, political, cultural, and aesthetic — that constitutes a problematic legacy in terms of community identity, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, language, and sovereignty in the study of Native American literature. This important and timely addition to the field provides context for issues that enter into Native American literary texts through allusions, references, and language use. The volume presents over forty essays by leading and emerging international scholars and analyses: regional, cultural, racial and sexual identities in Native American literature key historical moments from the earliest period of colonial contact to the present worldviews in relation to issues such as health, spirituality, animals, and physical environments traditions of cultural creation that are key to understanding the styles, allusions, and language of Native American Literature the impact of differing literary forms of Native American literature. This collection provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field. It supports academic study and also assists general readers who require a comprehensive yet manageable introduction to the contexts essential to approaching Native American Literature. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present and future of this literary culture. Contributors: Joseph Bauerkemper, Susan Bernardin, Susan Berry Brill de Ramírez, Kirby Brown, David J. Carlson, Cari M. Carpenter, Eric Cheyfitz, Tova Cooper, Alicia Cox, Birgit Däwes, Janet Fiskio, Earl E. Fitz, John Gamber, Kathryn N. Gray, Sarah Henzi, Susannah Hopson, Hsinya Huang, Brian K. Hudson, Bruce E. Johansen, Judit Ágnes Kádár, Amelia V. Katanski, Susan Kollin, Chris LaLonde, A. Robert Lee, Iping Liang, Drew Lopenzina, Brandy Nālani McDougall, Deborah Madsen, Diveena Seshetta Marcus, Sabine N. Meyer, Carol Miller, David L. Moore, Birgit Brander Rasmussen, Mark Rifkin, Kenneth M. Roemer, Oliver Scheiding, Lee Schweninger, Stephanie A. Sellers, Kathryn W. Shanley, Leah Sneider, David Stirrup, Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr., Tammy Wahpeconiah
Categories: Literary Criticism

Possibilities and Problems in America s New Urban Centers

Possibilities and Problems in America s New Urban Centers

Library of Congress Cataloging - in - Publication Data Murdico , Suzanne J. Possibilities and problems in America's new urban centers : the ... Cities and towns — United States — Growth — Juvenile literature . ... From Rural to Urban 2.

Author: Suzanne Murdico

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823942775

Category: History

Page: 32

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Discusses the problems faced in the cities during the Industrial Revoultion, including over-crowding, poor working conditions, and low wages.
Categories: History

The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City

The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City

While the literature of suburbia developed a distinctive strand of desperation and alienation, a sense of utopia was ... The tree in the city appears as a form of garden in the machine, an urban pastoral that hints at the possibility of ...

Author: Jeremy Tambling

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137549112

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 863

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This book is about the impact of literature upon cities world-wide, and cities upon literature. It examines why the city matters so much to contemporary critical theory, and why it has inspired so many forms of writing which have attempted to deal with its challenges to think about it and to represent it. Gathering together 40 contributors who look at different modes of writing and film-making in throughout the world, this handbook asks how the modern city has engendered so much theoretical consideration, and looks at cities and their literature from China to Peru, from New York to Paris, from London to Kinshasa. It looks at some of the ways in which modern cities – whether capitals, shanty-towns, industrial or ‘rust-belt’ – have forced themselves on people’s ways of thinking and writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Spectator and the City in Nineteenth Century American Literature

The Spectator and the City in Nineteenth Century American Literature

By exploiting the possibility of encountering the city in this way , these virtually forgotten writers were ... Nor were they the first to deal with such staples of later urban spectatorial literature as the incongruity of London signs ...

Author: Dana Brand

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521362075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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Dana Brand traces the origin of the flaneur to seventeenth-century English literature and to nineteenth-century American literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The City in American Literature and Culture

The City in American Literature and Culture

The Politics of Possibility: Risk and Security beyond Probability. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2013. Andersson, Johan, and Webb, Lawrence, eds. The Cinema of Urban Crisis: Seventies Film and the Reinvention of the City.

Author: Kevin R. McNamara

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781108841962

Category: History

Page: 350

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This book examines what literature and film reveal about the urban USA. Subjects include culture, class, race, crime, and disaster.
Categories: History

Baghdad An Urban History through the Lens of Literature

Baghdad  An Urban History through the Lens of Literature

Also, the analysis of urban literature in this book confirms the urban developments in this period. ... For instance, Veinstein explores the possibility of the survival of a unique type of town characteristic of the Ottoman Empire that ...

Author: Iman Al-Attar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429862199

Category: Architecture

Page: 134

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In recent years, Baghdad has been viewed as a battleground for political conflicts; this interpretation has heavily influenced writings on the city. This book moves away from these perspectives to present an interdisciplinary exploration into the urban history of Baghdad through the lens of literature. It argues that urban literature is an effective complementary source to conventional historiography, using in-depth analysis of texts, poems and historical narratives of non-monumental urban spaces to reveal an underexamined facet of the city’s development. The book focuses on three key themes, spatial, nostalgic and reflective, to offer a new approach to the study of Baghdad’s history, with a view to establishing and informing further strategies for future urban developments. Beginning with the first planned city in the eighth century, it looks at the urban transformations that influenced building trends and architectural styles until the nineteenth century. It will appeal to academics and researchers in interdisciplinary fields such as architecture, urban history, Islamic studies and Arabic literature.
Categories: Architecture

Philosophy and the City

Philosophy and the City

More recently a range of good city values and principles have emerged from the urban literature in recognition as Amin (2006 ... For Friedmann the good city is an ongoing discourse intended to encourage progressive urban possibility and ...

Author: Keith Jacobs

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786604613

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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This volume provides an invaluable resource for advanced-level students of place and space in philosophy, geography, sociology and urban studies. It includes coverage of all the major terms, theories and concepts, examines specific cities and historical contexts, and explores future directions for a philosophy of the city.
Categories: Philosophy