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Turning Fiction into Reality: the Making of Two Places within Literary Geography


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Selberg, Torunn and Škrbić Alempijević, Nevena. (2013). Turning Fiction into Reality: the Making of Two Places within Literary Geography. Studia ethnologica Croatica, 25. pp. 183-206. ISSN 1330-3627

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The authors discuss the creation of literary places, based on people’s perceptions of a locality arising from their relations to particular writers and their texts. The analysis is grounded on two case studies: Ogulin in Croatia, which is the birthplace of Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, a renowned writer of fairytales, and Sel in Norway, the place where Sigrid Undset’s heroine of the historical novel Kristin Lavransdaughter spent her youth. Both cases rely on materializing the writers’ fictional universes within specific localities. Although they emerge in different contexts, these literary places exhibit common determinants that provide additional insight in the placemaking process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: literary place, literary geography, festivals, Ogulin, Sel, Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Sigrid Undset
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2014 10:59
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 10:59

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