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The Cultural Reconstruction of Places [Paperback]

By Astradur Eysteinsson (Author)
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The eighteen articles in this book focus on and critically explore several manifestations of the ways in which places assume historical and cultural meaning. Many places we get to know come to us (and we to them) loaded with historical significance, but the ideological and aesthetic construction of the past in relation to the present also often involves concentration on certain places, be they local, native, or foreign. Such places and they can be anything from a city square to a piece of wilderness to a whole country are constantly reconstructed by cultural reiterations, renovations or contestations. Places are among the keys to our cultural identities, but this means they are also gateways of the imaginary. The authors scholars from Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Iceland, and Britain demonstrate and discuss how important ideas are grounded on physical sites, be they circumscribed by national interests, urban encounters, historical figures, traumatic events, or mythic notions of landscape. A number of articles dwell on Iceland as a place of the utopian imaginary, as fleshed out for instance by William Morris.

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Studio: University of Iceland Press
Pages   221
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 30, 2006
Publisher   University of Iceland Press
ISBN  9979547391  
ISBN13  9789979547396  

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More About Astradur Eysteinsson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Daniel Weissbort is Professor (Emeritus) of English and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, Research Fellow in the English Department, King's College London, and Honorary Professor in the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Warwick. With Ted Hughes he
founded the journal Modern Poetry in Translation. Astradur Eysteinsson has been Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature at the University of Iceland, and Visiting Professor in Translation Studies at the universities of Iowa and Copenhagen.

Astradur Eysteinsson has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Iceland.

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