Towards Topopoetics: Space, Place and the Poem

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Abstract

This essay focuses on the theme of poetry and place - a project I have called Topopoetics. It introduces the idea of topopoetics drawing on the work of Aristotle, Heidegger and more recent philosophies of place, dwelling and poetics. The point is not to cover the familiar ground of 'sense-of-place' in poetry but rather to explore how the poem is a kind of place and the way in which poems create space and place through their very presence on the page, through the interactions of full space and blank space, stasis and flux, and inside and outside.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPLACE, SPACE AND HERMENEUTICS
EditorsBB Janz
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Pages319-331
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-52212-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameContributions to Hermeneutics
PublisherSPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG
Volume5
ISSN (Print)2509-6087

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