Literary Spaces in the Selected Works of J.M. Coetzee by Katarzyna KarwowskaLiterary Spaces in the Selected Works of J.M. Coetzee by Katarzyna Karwowska

Literary Spaces in the Selected Works of J.M. Coetzee

byKatarzyna Karwowska

Hardcover | May 23, 2014

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This book closely examines the processes governing the construction of literary spaces in the selected works of J.M. Coetzee, focusing in particular on the writer’s subversive and destructive treatment of traditional modes of representation which participated in the imperial enterprise and served to overcome the ontological insecurity of colonisers. This strategy results in the formation of heterogenous, fluid and open locations which can be deciphered along the postmodern spatial theories of Foucault, Augé, Deleuze and Guattari. The transformation of topographies not only cleanses them of the conventional residue in preparation for alternative spatial rearrangements, but also initiates processes which reverse the colonising project by breaching the gap between the other and the self.
Katarzyna Karwowska studied English Language and Literature at the Wrocław University. Her main scholarly interests include postcolonial writing and theory, postmodern theories of space, cultural geography and environmental criticism.
Title:Literary Spaces in the Selected Works of J.M. CoetzeeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:May 23, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3631652534

ISBN - 13:9783631652534


Table of Contents

Contents: J.M. Coetzee – South Africa – Spatial conventions – Pastoral – Anti-pastoral – Post-pastoral – Plaasroman – Eco-criticism – Space – Place – Postmodern spatial theories – Heterotopias – Smooth space – Non-place – Michel Foucault – Marc Augé – Félix Guattari – Gilles Deleuze – Becoming – House – Farm – The city – The country – The other – Unhomeliness – Micro place – Descartes.