Cartographies of Culture
New Geographies of Welsh Writing in English
Distributed for University of Wales Press
Maps have long been a source of inspiration for imaginative writers, and Cartographies of Culture offers a pioneering new examination of the long-standing links between the two. Damian Walford Davies focuses on the Anglophone literature of and offers a boldly imaginative and stringently theorized analysis of five literary “maps.” In the process, he sets up an innovative dialogue between literary studies and geography that generates a genuinely interdisciplinary study of literary texts in relation to the spatial aspects of culture. What emerges is nothing less than a new way of reading literature through, and as, maps.