Literature and the Peripheral City

  • Lieven Ameel
  • Jason Finch
  • Markku Salmela

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Peripherality and Literary Urban Studies

    1. Lieven Ameel, Jason Finch, Markku Salmela
      Pages 1-17
  3. City Peripheries

  4. Peripheral Cities, Genres and Writers

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 232-244

About this book


Cities have always been defined by their centrality. But literature demonstrates that their diverse peripheries define them, too: from suburbs to slums, rubbish dumps to nightclubs and entire failed cities. The contributors to this collection explore literary urban peripheries through readings of literature from four continents and numerous cities.


August Strindberg Figuration Narrative

Editors and affiliations

  • Lieven Ameel
    • 1
  • Jason Finch
    • 2
  • Markku Salmela
    • 3
  1. 1.University of HelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Åbo Akademi UniversityFinland
  3. 3.University of TampereFinland

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