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Small Town Literature: Exploring an Imaginative Space of Asynchronous Modernity

Erkundungen eines Imaginationsraums ungleichzeitiger Moderne

Funded by: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Edited by: Werner Nell and Marc Weiland

The small town has traditionally enjoyed an inconspicuous existence away from the modern metropolis, both in terms of media portrayals and academic attention. However, the small-town experience is particularly emblematic of the contradictions underlying modernity. The essays in this volume consider this topic via the multifarious forms and functions of small-town imagination in literature.

Audience: Professional and scholarly