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Vassiliki Markidou

Abstract This article analyses William Shakespeare’s Macbeth in relation to its main spaces, namely, the heath, Macbeth’s three castles, Macduff’s fortress, and the battleground where Macbeth perishes, in order to shed light on the play’s use of

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Fatima Zahra Bessedik

into the nature of homelessness in contemporary western culture. In analysing the meaning of ‘being’, Heidegger refers to ‘space’ as an essential feature that determines existence, claiming that being is ‘being-in-the-world’. 4 From this

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Andy Leak

Much has been written about Sartre’s views on artistic creativity as communication, but it has less often been remarked that the potential for not-communicating was inscribed from the outset within his theorisation of creation. This article is an exploration of those two apparent opposites, using the psychoanalytic theory of D.W. Winnicott as a counterpoint.

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‘Off Path, Counter Path’

Contemporary Walking Collaborations in Landscape, Art and Poetry

Harriet Tarlo and Judith Tucker

formal, colourist and conceptual reappraisal of Sutherland and Paul Nash. Her large paintings of Brimham Rocks and Ilkey Moor were made after forays into the landscape; her sensitivity to architectural space and the grand scale of her work meant that the

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The Corpus of London

(Dis)covering the Victorian City

David W. Chapman

thousand feet of ground space under the elliptical roof were filled with the best garden soils, varied according to the need of each of the plants. … A set of winding steps led up to a light wrought-iron gallery and platform, from which a visitor could

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Citizenship Inc.

Negotiating Civic Spaces in Post-urban America

Paul Edwards

This article builds on theories of space to suggest that the spatialised public-private dichotomy may be redundant and that civic space has become a more useful language of the success, or otherwise, of publicly accessible spaces. Taking my impetus from the seemingly hyper-privatised space of the shopping mall I argue that private space can be civic space if it encourages, using theorist Iris Marion Young's terminology, 'social justice', and the mixing of diverse peoples and uses. Alongside the shopping mall, I examine the much-hyped Disney town of Celebration in Florida to illustrate how distinctions between public and private space have become increasingly blurred, before concluding with a discussion of recent efforts on both sides of the Atlantic to produce effective design approaches in creating civic space. The approach in this article is more pragmatic than theoretical given the minimal theorising about 'civic space' to date. Although I provide a brief overview of the established literature, most still relies on the 1960s writings of French geographer, Henri Lefebvre, who called for space that 'signifies the right of citizens and city dwellers, and of groups they (on the basis of social relations) constitute, to appear on all networks and circuits of communication, information and exchange.'

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Captured by Texts

Travel Tales of Captivity in Rabbinic Literature

Joshua Levinson

Although travel narratives are notoriously difficult to define, they all concern the crossing of some sort of boundary; “an encounter between self and other that is brought about by a movement through space” ( Thompson 2011: 10 ). Now borders, as

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Achebe's Spatial Temporalities

Literary Chronotopes in Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God

Harry Olufunwa

Human perception is most commonly shaped by the ostensible "concrete" nature of things, that is, by their existence at specific moments of time and in particular locations in space. In spite of longstanding philosophical enquiry into the issue of "whether time has a continuous or discontinuous structure", there is clearly a close correspondence between the progression of time and moment in space.

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Rebecca Posusta

The ability to control where and how any given space will be occupied is a coveted but elusive privilege for the heroines of Jane Austen's novels. Though blessed with an admirable blend of independence of mind, spirit and moral fortitude, they are women for whom the privilege of space is often either an intangible desire or an oppressive reality. In Persuasion, Austen deliberately creates a problem with space. She purposefully contradicts what is expected in public and private behaviour by presenting a heroine who is at first constricted by her place; who begins to expand the number of spaces she is able to occupy; and then, finally, begins to defy her place. This article explores how this use of physical and psychological space in Persuasion evolves and how Austen involves her heroine in the discourse of social change through both narrative description and a new accessibility of psychological landscape.

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‘Shakespeare Had the Passion of an Arab’

The Appropriation of Shakespeare in Fadia Faqir’s Willow Trees Don’t Weep

Hussein A. Alhawamdeh

patriarchal dramatization of women in Shakespeare and offers new liberating spaces for Arab Jordanian female characters. The ‘assimilation’ process, as defined by Al-Shetawi, fits only the characterization of Raneen, Najwa’s mother, and later is disrupted by