Space, place and mapping have become key concepts in literary and cultural studies. The transformational effects of postcolonialism, globalization, and the rise of ever more advanced information technologies helped to push space and spatiality into the foreground, as traditional spatial or geographic limits are erased or redrawn. Teaching Space, Place and Literature surveys a broad expanse of literary critical, theoretical, historical territories, as it presents both an introduction to teaching spatial literary studies and an essential guide to scholarly research. Divided into sections on key concepts and issues; teaching strategies; urban spaces; place, race and gender and spatiality, periods and genres, this comprehensive book is the ideal way to approach the teaching of space and place in the humanities classroom.

chapter |9 pages


The map and the guide
ByRobert T. Tally

part I|75 pages

Plotting courses

chapter 1|10 pages

Space Odyssey

From place to lived space
ByGerhard van den Heever

chapter 2|8 pages

The Nomadic Classroom

Encountering literary art through affective learning
ByChristian Beck

chapter 4|9 pages

Mapping Multiethnic Texts in the Literary Classroom

GIS and Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange
ByAnastasia Lin

chapter 6|11 pages

“Out of Doors”

Shakespeare and the Forest School movement
ByLynsey McCulloch

chapter 7|8 pages

Teaching Victorian Literature through Cartography

BySusan E. Cook

chapter 8|9 pages

Thinking Geocritically

Teaching Canadian literature in Treaty 6 territory
BySarah Wylie Krotz

part II|72 pages

Representing space and place

chapter 9|10 pages

Panoramic Perspectives and City Rambles

Teaching literary urban studies
ByLieven Ameel

chapter 10|12 pages

Modeling Interdisciplinarity

Spaces of modern Paris through literature and design
ByAndrea Goulet, Eugenie L. Birch

chapter 11|10 pages

From Ashes to Phoenix

A geocritical approach to teaching the literary landscapes of eighteenth-century London
ByCatharina Löffler

chapter 12|11 pages

Interrogating the Urban Crisis

Teaching Detroit in literature
ByFrank D. Rashid

chapter 13|9 pages

Place as Palimpsest

Literary works and cultural-political resistance
ByAndrea Quaid

chapter 14|9 pages

Space, Place, and Gender

Women and geography in the undergraduate American literature survey
ByGeneva M. Gano

chapter 15|9 pages

“But Wither am I Wandering?”

Gender, class, and writing space in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
ByKathryn Walchester

part III|68 pages

Critical domains

chapter 16|11 pages

Space and Place in Fictional Storyworlds

ByMihai Mindra

chapter 17|9 pages

Space, Movement, and Modern Literature

ByScott Cohen

chapter 18|9 pages

Literature and the Medieval English “Borderland”

Teaching the culture of identity and place
ByRuth Oldman

chapter 19|10 pages

Teaching the Importance of Space and Place

Robert Stepto’s “ritual grounds”
ByWendy Rountree

chapter 21|11 pages

Teaching Non-Places in British Children’s Fantasy Literature

ByHannah Swamidoss

chapter 22|8 pages

Key Concepts and the Thriller

Space, place, and mapping
ByRalph Crane, Lisa Fletcher, Elizabeth Leane