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Psychogeography’s Legacy in From Hell and Watchmen

Alex Link

Alan Moore’s œuvre, and the primary focus of discussions of psychogeography in his comics. 2 It presents a fantastic conspiracy in which Royal Physician-in-Extraordinary William Withey Gull becomes Jack the Ripper, working at the behest of Queen

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Running Wilde

Landscape, the Body, and the History of the Treadmill

Vybarr Cregan Reid

How have exercise, the body, and modes of imprisonment become so imbricated in modern societies? The treadmill started its life as the harshest form of punishment that could be meted out, short of the death penalty. It remained so for two centuries. Today, we pay membership fees equivalent to a household energy bill for the dubious privilege of being permitted to run on them. The treadmill is a high-functioning symbol of our anthropocene life that chooses to engage with self-created realities that knowingly deny our creaturely existence.

This essay aims to bring a number of genres and disciplines into conversation with one another to effect a mode of reflective but insightful cultural analysis. Through this ecological interdependence of genre, (including history, philosophy, literary analysis, sociology, psychogeography, autobiography, and biography) the essay aims to look at the ways in which our condition in modernity conspires against our psychological, physiological, geographical, and personal freedoms. Using Oscar Wilde's experiences of life on the treadmill, some of Hardy's poetry, Simone Weil, Pater, Foucault, Lacan, Sartre, Althusser, and Lukács, the essay draws attention to the ways that inauthenticity and dehumanisation have become the mainstay of life in the modern gym.

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Carte blanche to Travel Narrative

Philippe Vasset's Un livre blanc

Sara Bédard-Goulet

a travel narrative based on an investigation method similar to that of symmetrical anthropology ( Latour 1991 ), the other as the documentation of a performance reminiscent of psychogeography ( Richardson 2015 ) and other types of artistic walking

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Novel Reviews

Annie Lloyd, Caroline Millar, and Mizan Rambhoros

's muddled wanderings along his life paths and strata of perception. Curiously, by focusing on how the protagonist begins “to look selectively” (p. 146) at his world and “invest it with emotional qualities,” 6 Naipaul's writing elicits psychogeography

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The Non-Secular Pilgrimage

Walking and Looking in Ken Cockburn and Alec Finlay’s The Road North

Alice Tarbuck and Simone Kotva

uses as a model of de-centralised writing and spontaneous ambulation. It is tempting, therefore, to read their approach to walking in the lineage of psychogeography, which traditionally has elevated the aleatory perspective of the flaneur who pursues

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‘Off Path, Counter Path’

Contemporary Walking Collaborations in Landscape, Art and Poetry

Harriet Tarlo and Judith Tucker

, many informed by the growing interest in psychogeography and its offshoots; he observes a multiplicity of sometimes contradictory practices, including the growth in the number, visibility and influence of women walking, which in its turn exposes other

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Book Reviews

Matthew C. Eshleman, Phillip Barron, Nahum Brown, J. Reese Faust, and Brooks Kirchgassner

's walking somewhat randomly in a city in anonymity), along with extensive biographical research, Ivan Chtcheglov's psychogeography as refined by Guy Debord, philosophical analysis, astute phenomenological descriptions, psychoanalytic observation, and humble

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Black as Drought

Arid Landscapes and Ecologies of Encounter across the African Diaspora

Brittany Meché

.” It acknowledges, grapples with and carries “what has been.” ( 2019: np ) Similarly, in her “alternate history of Afrofuturism” as a “Pan-African psychogeography,” Somali-American novelist and critic Sofia Samatar highlights this spatial and

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New Research

Visible Assemblages; Curating Art/Archaeology; Curatorial Contemplations on the Conditions of Sound Arts in Diaspora; Hybridity within an Expanding Field

Charulatha Mani, Pedro da Silva, Inês Moreira, Beatriz Duarte, Roozbeh Tabandeh, Iuliia Lashchuk, and Monika Żyła

alternative perceptions of the landscape by obstructing sight and occupying space through dialogue, and the insertion of this area in the psychogeography of the participants. The diversity of perceptions about material culture, as portrayed in the