Defining and Redefining Space in the English-Speaking World: Contacts, Frictions, Clashes
Contacts, on the individual and institutional levels and in the political and aesthetic spheres, lead to redefinitions of existing identities through frictions and, sometimes, clashes. Focusing on the material conditions of such contacts, frictions, and clashes, this volume particularly explores their essentially spatial nature, highlighting the stakes of such definitions and redefinitions of space. Efforts at defining and mapping spaces, physical experiences of contacts, frictions and clashes, tensions between different groups or genres and literary or political competition for space and influence lead to geographical, social, political, and aesthetic, but also bodily and psychological, definitions and redefinitions.
Fanny Moghaddassi is Associate Professor at the University of Strasbourg, France. She specializes in Middle English literature.
Ghislain Potriquet is Associate Professor at the University of Strasbourg, France. He specializes in American history.
Anne Bandry Scubbi is Professor of Literature at the University of Strasbourg, France. Specialized in eighteenth-century fiction, she is also Director of the EA2325 SEARCH research group in English studies.
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