Landscape of Desire: Partial Stories of the Medieval Scandinavian World

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U of Minnesota Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 141 pages
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'An extraordinary rich study of the power of place in the Northern medieval world by two medievalists, who are also 'compleat geographers' in that they do fieldwork that is always informed by theory and they demonstrate exceptional sensitivity to place's double nature-compelling presence and elusiveness to interpretation.' Yi-Fu Tuan, Department of Geography University of Wisconsin at Madison

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Not what I was expecting, but far from being a disappointment. Here's what I was expecting: a collection of stories that were part of a Scandinavian mythology which is otherwise unknown to me. Here's ... Read full review


Mapping Beowulf Reinventing Beowulfs Voyage to Denmark
Traveling Home with Beowulf
Geography in the Reader Place in Question
Iceland and Icelanders
Places in Question
Selves in Place Gunnar Hamundarson
Places in Translation and the Metonymy of Terrain
The Saga of the Saga
Wheres Grettir?
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Page iii - Space that has been seized upon by the imagination cannot remain indifferent space subject to the measures and estimates of the surveyor.
Page iii - Through the same opening that is her danger, she comes out of herself to go to the other, a traveler in unexplored places; she does not refuse, she approaches, not to do away with the space between, but to see it. to experience what she is not. what she is, what she can be.

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Gillian R. Overing is Associate Professor of English at Wake Forest University and coeditor of "Teaching Writing: Pedagogy, Gender, and Equity.

-->Marijane Osborn -->is Professor of English at the University of California at Davis. She is the author of Romancing the Goddess: Three Middle English Romancing about Women as well as coauthor or translator of six other books.

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