New Book Series: Early Modern Literary Geographies

February 15, 2016
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Oxford University Press

Series Editors: Julie Sanders, Newcastle University and Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr, Pennsylvania State University. 

Influenced by the work of cultural and human geographers, literary scholars have started to attend to the ways in which early modern people constructed their senses of the world out of interactions among places, spaces, and embodied practices.  Early Modern Literary Geographies will feature innovative research monographs and agenda-setting essay collections that partake of this “spatial turn.”  The term “literary geographies” is to be understood capaciously: we invite submissions on any form of early modern writing that engages with the topics of space, place, landscape and environment.  Although English literature is at its centre, Early Modern Literary Geographies will feature scholarship that abuts a range of disciplines, including geography, history, performance studies, art history, musicology, archaeology and cognitive science.  Subjects of inquiry might include cartography or chorography; historical phenomenology and sensory geographies; body and environment; mobility studies; histories of travel or perambulation; regional and provincial literatures; urban studies; performance environments; sites of memory and cognition; ecocriticism; and oceanic or new blue studies.


Advisory Board:

  • Stuart Elden, Professor of Political Theory and Geography, University of Warwick
  • Steve Hindle, W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research, Huntington Library
  • Bernhard Klein, Professor of English, University of Kent
  • Andrew McRae, Professor of English, University of Exeter
  • Evelyn Tribble, Donald Collie Chair of English, University of Otago
  • Alexandra Walsham, Professor of Modern History, University of Cambridge
  • Lesley Cormack, Dean of Arts, University of Alber
  • Dan Beaver, Associate Professor of History, Penn State University
  • Steven Mullaney, Associate Professor of English, University of Michigan


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