By Elizabeth H. Jones
Questions of house, position and id became more and more sought after through the arts and arts in recent years. This research starts off via investigating the explanations for this progress in curiosity and analyses the underlying assumptions on which interdisciplinary discussions approximately area are frequently established. After tracing again the historical past of touch among Geography and Literary reviews from either disciplinary views, it is going directly to talk about fresh educational paintings within the box and seeks to forge a brand new conceptual framework wherein modern discussions of area and literature can function. The ebook then strikes directly to an intensive software of the interdisciplinary version that it has proven. Having argued that the adventure of latest house has rendered questions of domestic and belonging really urgent, it undertakes unique research of the way those phenomena are articulated in a variety of modern French lifestyles writing texts. The shut, text-led readings display that when rarely highlighted for his or her relevance to the research of house, those works do in reality narrate the effect of a few of the main major cultural studies of the 20 th century, together with the Holocaust and the AIDS main issue, upon geo-cultural senses of id. house is proven to be a deeply problematical, but strongly wanted, part of the modern international. The ebook concludes by way of addressing the underlying thesis that modern existence writing may well supply simply the 'postmodern maps' which can aid not just literary students, but in addition geographers, larger comprehend the area this day. Key names and ideas: Serge Doubrovsky - Herv? Guibert - Fredric Jameson - Philippe Lejeune - R?gine Robin; Autofiction - Cultural Geography - Interdisciplinarity - position and identification - Postmodernism - house - Postmodern area - Literary stories - Twentieth-Century existence Writing.