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Henrietta Rose-Innes and the politics of space

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In ‘Falling’, a short story from Henrietta Rose-Innes’s 2010 collection Homing, there is a productively unresolved tension between the aesthetic demands of spatial form and the spatially segregated nation of post-apartheid South Africa. I track why spatial politics remain central to understanding contemporary South Africa and its literature, and set this against WJT Mitchell’s expanded conception of Joseph Frank’s theory of spatial form, in which divergent understandings of literary spatialit...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0021989418780937

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
English Faculty
Department:
ENGLISH FACULTY
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Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Commonwealth Literature Journal website
Publication date:
2018-07-09
Acceptance date:
2018-05-14
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EISSN:
1741-6442
ISSN:
0021-9894
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847758
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uuid:19b6ac11-d8c5-4600-b69f-745eccbd5ce8
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pubs:847758
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2018-05-15

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