The Geocritical Legacies of Edward W. Said: Spatiality, Critical Humanism, and Comparative Literature

Author(s): Robert T. Tally Jr.

Date: Format: PDF Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 1137489790
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Edward W. Said remains one of the most important literary and cultural critics in the world. A towering figure in postcolonial studies, Said may be equally well regarded for his scholarship in comparative literature, critical theory, and intellectual history. Less well known, perhaps, is Said’s immense influence on geocriticism or spatial literary studies. The Geocritical Legacies of Edward W. Said brings together a variety of essays which, each in its own way, highlight the significance of Said’s work for contemporary spatial criticism. With contributions from both established literary critics and emerging scholars, this collection provides a representative sample of work being done in the wake of Said’s multifaceted and enormous critical project.