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Title Cityscapes in the Americas and beyond : representations of urban complexity in literature and film / Jens Martin Gurr, Wilfried Raussert (eds.).

Published Trier [Germany] : WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier ; Tempe, AZ : Bilingual Press/ Editorial Bilingüe, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  809.39321732 CITY    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 291 pages : illustrations, colour map ; 21 cm.
Series Inter-American studies = Estudios interamericanos ; v. 4.
Inter-American studies ; v. 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction / Jens Martin Gurr, Wilfried Raussert -- The representation of urban complexity and the problem of simultaneity: a sketchy inventory of strategies / Jens Martin Gurr -- Literary imaginaries of urban complexity. Cracks in the urban utopia: the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 in Thomas Pynchon's Against the day / Utku Mogultay -- Paul Auster's In the country of last things: a journey into a thousand heterotopias and flows of becoming / Hattice Bay -- The provincial metropolis: the function of the urban as dynamic agency in Paul Auster's The Brooklyn follies / Bianca Brinkmann, Marcel Thoene -- Performing New York, narrating urban complexity: E. L. Doctorow's Homer and Langley / Stefanie Weymann -- The transcultural novel and the urban complexity of Los Angeles: narrative transculturation and Karen Tei Yamashita's Tropic of orange / Melanie U. Pooch -- Global cities and cosmopolitanism revisited: inter-American mobility in Karen Tei Yamashita's Tropic of orange / Wilfried Raussert -- Spaces of violence: the construction of the cityscape in Lyonel Trouillot's fiction / Julia Borst -- The city from afar: representations of urbanity in recent Indian-American literature / Christina Seeliger -- Psychogeography and (in)sanity: walking London, New York, and Dubai with will self / Marcus Hartner -- Simultaneous narratives: re-storing Jewish American memory in Berlin / Joshua Parker -- Entr'actes: intermedial explorations of urban complexity. Urban identity in a state of flux: strategies of representing simultaneity, chaos, and complexity in Extremely loud & incredibly close / Berit Michel -- Deep gutters and monolithic blocks: representations of urban complexity in Eric Drooker's graphic art / Frank Erik Pointner -- Conflicting imaginaries of urban socio-cultural complexity: diversity and division in contemporary U.S.-American cultural production / Christoph Schaub -- Celluloid complexcities. Berlin, a mazing metropolis: representations in films of the Weimar Republic / Betsy Van Schlun -- "Architectural jungle" or the "sum of its people"? policing post-war urban space in Anthony Mann's Side street (1950) / Bond Love -- The cinematic city: the point of arrival as a clash of spaces in the films Midnight cowboy, Great expectations, and Day night day night / Miriam Brandel ... [et al.] -- Mexico City: public and private spaces in four female filmmakers / Graciela Martínez-Zalce.
Other author Gurr, Jens Martin, 1974-
Raussert, Wilfried.
Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
City and town life in literature.
Inner cities in literature.
Cities and towns in literature.
Public spaces in literature.
City and town life in motion pictures.
Cities and towns in motion pictures.
ISBN 9781931010825 (Bilingual Press edition : pbk.)
193101082X (Bilingual Press edition : pbk.)
9783868213249 (WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier edition : pbk.)
3868213244 (WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier edition : pbk.)