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Georges Perec, novelist, filmmaker and essayist, was one of the most inventive and original writers of the twentieth century. A fascinating aspect of his work is its intrinsically geographical nature. With major projects on space and place, Perec’s writing speaks to a variety of geographical, urban and architectural concerns, both in a substantive way, including a focus on cities, streets, homes and apartments, and in a methodological way, experimenting with methods of urban exploration and observation, classification, enumeration and taxonomy. Georges Perec’s Geographies is the first book to offer a rounded picture of Perec’s geographical interests. Divided into two parts, Part I, Perec’s Geographies, explores the geographies within Perec’s work in film, literature and radio, from descriptions of streets to the spaces of his texts, while Part II, Perecquian Geographies, explores geographies in a range of material and metaphorical forms, including photographic essays, soundscapes, theatre, dance and writing, created by those directly inspired by Perec. Georges Perec’s Geographies extends the body of Perec criticism beyond Literary and French Studies to disciplines including Geography, Urban Studies, Planning and Architecture to offer a complete and systematic examination of Georges Perec’s geographies. The diversity of readings and approaches will be of interest not only to Perec readers and fans but to students and researchers across these subjects.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. List of Tables
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  1. Notes on contributors
  2. pp. xii-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. 1. Introduction: Georges Perec’s geographies; Perecquian geographies
  2. Richard Phillips, Andrew Leak and Charles Forsdick
  3. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part I: Perec’s geographies
  2. pp. 15-16
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  1. 2. The mapping of loss
  2. Andrew Leak
  3. pp. 17-29
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  1. 3. ‘Entre Frence et Engleterre’: Toponyms and the poetics of reference in Perec’s fiction
  2. Derek Schilling
  3. pp. 30-46
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  1. 4. Vanishing points: Shifting perspectives on The Man Who Sleeps / Un homme qui dort
  2. Julia Dobson
  3. pp. 47-64
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  1. 5. Species of Spaces and the politics of scale: Perec, Gaullism and geography after Lefebvre
  2. Douglas Smith
  3. pp. 65-77
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  1. 6. Accumulation versus dispersion: Perec and ‘his’ diaspora
  2. Anna-Louise Milne
  3. pp. 78-94
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  1. 7. Islands, camps, zones: Towards a nissological reading of Perec
  2. Amanda Crawley Jackson
  3. pp. 95-110
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  1. 8. Textual, audio and physical space: Adapting Perec’s radio plays for theatre
  2. Christopher Hall
  3. pp. 111-124
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  1. Part II: Perecquian geographies
  2. pp. 125-126
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  1. 9. Perecquian soundscapes
  2. Alasdair Pettinger
  3. pp. 127-139
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  1. 10. Perecquian spaces for performance practice
  2. Oliver Bray
  3. pp. 140-153
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  1. 11. Embodiment and everyday space: Dancing with Georges Perec
  2. Leslie Satin
  3. pp. 154-169
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  1. 12. Seeing more flatly: The Regional Book
  2. David Matless
  3. pp. 170-185
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  1. 13. Endotic Englishness: Meades, Perec and the everyday curiosities of place
  2. Daryl Martin
  3. pp. 186-199
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  1. 14. Perecquian fieldwork: Photography and the fairground
  2. Ian Trowell
  3. pp. 200-217
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  1. 15. ‘Force yourself to see more flatly’: A photographic investigation of the infra-ordinary
  2. Joanne Lee
  3. pp. 218-235
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  1. 16. When nothing happens in Huddersfield
  2. Kevin Boniface
  3. pp. 236-254
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 255-258
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781787354418
Related ISBN(s)
9781787354425
MARC Record
OCLC
1127908357
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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