The Urban Dimension of Literature: Parisian urban spaces and architectural spaces in the literature of the late 19the and early 20th century

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Through this paper I present the first results of my research concerning the link between literature and
urban and architectural spaces. The goal of this research is to point out the relationship of the textually
formulated space, its formation time, the time of reception and the relationship of textual world and real
world, and therefore the chronotopical relationship and its representation. Literary and literalized spaces
and built architectural as well as built urban areas are examined and the question “Are literary spaces
real spaces?” is raised and discussed. A collective discussion of the basic requirements for examining
literary and literalized spaces is facilitated through a thorough comprehension of the relationships
between the environment of space considered in literature and architecture – i.e. the ratio of space, time,
author, recipient, the real world, and the cultural positioning of literary texts. Case studies imply
individual literalized spaces, autobiographical spatial relationships, positioning of the author/writer and
expand to movements in space.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Journal of Arts and Sciences
EditorsJoseph Azzopardi, Joseph Bonnici, Nancy Mathes
Place of PublicationCumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.A.
Number of pages8
Volume2015 Volume 08, Number 5
ISBN (Electronic)1944-6934
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Journal of Arts and Sciences
PublisherUniversity Publications
Numbernumber 05
VolumeVolume 08
ISSN (Electronic)1944-6934

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