Introduction: Mobilities, Literature, Culture

  • Marian Aguiar
  • Charlotte Mathieson
  • Lynne Pearce
Part of the Studies in Mobilities, Literature, and Culture book series (SMLC)


This chapter outlines the origins of the collection and its aspiration to function as the ‘flagship’ for the new Palgrave Macmillan series—Mobilities, Literature, Culture—for which the three authors serve as editors. It opens with an overview of the field of mobilities studies subsequent to the naming of the “mobilities paradigm” by Mimi Sheller and John Urry in 2006, including the recent ‘humanities turn’ within the field. This is followed by introductions to the four thematic sections which comprise the volume: mobility and nation; embodied mobilities; geopolitics of migration; and mobility futures. The chapter includes a substantive reference list which should prove useful to readers new to the field.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marian Aguiar
    • 1
  • Charlotte Mathieson
    • 2
  • Lynne Pearce
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EnglishCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.School of Literature and LanguagesUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK
  3. 3.Department of English Literature and Creative WritingLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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