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Title Contemporary nordic literature and spatiality / edited by Kristina Malmio, Kaisa Kurikka
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series Geocriticism and spatial literary studies
Geocriticism and spatial literary studies.
Contents 1. Introduction: Storied Spaces of Contemporary Nordic Literature -- Part I Whose Place Is This Anyway? On the Social Uses of Space and Power -- 2. On the Commons: A Geocritical Reading of Amager Flled -- 3. Mapping a Postmodern Dystopia: Hassan Loo Sattarvandis Construction of a Swedish Suburb -- 4. Living Side by Side in an Individualized Society: Home, Place, and Social Relations in Late Modern Swedish-Language Picturebooks -- Part II Where Do You Feel? Spaces, Emotions, and Technology -- 5. Love, Longing, and the Smartphone: Lena Andersson, Vigdis Hjorth and Hanne rstavik -- 6. Never Give Up Hopelessness!?: Emotions and Spatiality in Contemporary Finnish Experimental Poetry -- Part III Which Language Do You Use? Spaces of Language and Text -- 7. Stavanger, Pre- and Postmodern: yvind Rimbereids Poetry and the Tradition of Topographic Verse -- 8. The Poetics of Blank Spaces and Intervals in Selected Works of Elisabeth Rynell -- 9. What Have They Done to My Song? Recycled Language in Monika Fagerholms The American Girl -- Part IV Is This a Possible Space? Potentialities of Space -- 10. A Geo-Ontological Thump: Ontological Instability and the Folding City in Mikko Rimminens Early Prose -- 11. Uncanny Spaces of Transformation: Fabulations of the Forest in Finland-Swedish Prose -- 12. The World in a Small Rectangle: Spatialities in Monika Fagerholms Novels -- 13. The Miracle of the Mesh: Global Imaginary and Ecological Thinking in Ralf Andtbackas Wunderkammer
Summary This open access collection offers a detailed mapping of recent Nordic literature and its different genres (fiction, poetry, and childrens literature) through the perspective of spatiality. Concentrating on contemporary Nordic literature, the book presents a distinctive view on the spatial turn and widens the understanding of Nordic literature outside of canonized authors. Examining literatures by Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish authors, the chapters investigate a recurrent theme of social criticism and analyze this criticism against the welfare state and power hierarchies in spatial terms. The chapters explore various narrative worlds and spacesfrom the urban to parks and forests, from textual spaces to spatial thematics, studying these spatial features in relation to the problems of late modernity
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Subject Scandinavian literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism
Space in literature.
Scandinavian literature.
Space in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Kurikka, Kaisa, editor.
Malmio, Kristina, editor.
ISBN 3030233537