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In: KulturPoetik 2005, Heft 2

Autor

Jürgen Joachimsthaler

Titel

Text und Raum

Kategorie

Forum

Abstract

Linking the ›spatial turn‹ with the concept of textuality as deployed in Cultural  Studies, this article seeks to analyse relations between ›text‹ and ›space‹ both  both synchronically and diachronically. After reviewing classical settled cultures,  which attempt to underpin their territories with textual meanings, this essay will  focus on the reconfiguration of concepts such as ›nation‹ or the German ›Heimat‹  in the wake of the mass migration that followed industrialization. This required  new textual determinations of unstable space(s) in both literature and politics. Cultural Studies themselves constitute one such denotative text.