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Matthew Price

Matthew Price

Ph.D. Candidate

College of English


Of Minor Spaces presents a new description of the structures and dynamics of narrative geography in British fiction. Drawing on both older and newer methods of analysis, it demonstrates that spaces can be read using narratological methods commonly reserved for literary characters—that is, as oscillating hybrids of real and fictional, structural and referential significance, in a differential system of major and minor nodes. As a whole, the work shows how novelistic spaces signify in diverse, dynamic, but nevertheless mappable ways; how these geographies refract and reflect the production of socio-historical space; and how we might use these tools and the information they yield to better understand the un-typologized terrains in which we read (and live) as sites with specific latent associations yet to be named.