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Irene Sywenky

This article examines post 1989 Polish literary production that addresses German-Polish history and border relations in the aftermath of World War II and participates in the German-Polish dialogue of reconciliation. I consider the methodological implications of border space and spatial memory for the analysis of mass displacements in the German-Polish border region with particular attention to spatiocultural interstitiality, deterritorialization, unhomeliness, and border identity. Focusing on two representative novels, Stefan Chwin's Death in Danzig and Olga Tokarczuk's House of Day, House of Night, I argue that these authors' attention to geospatiality, border space, and displacement forms a distinct characteristic of Polish border narratives. Chwin's and Tokarczuk's construction of interstitial border spaces reflects a complex dynamic between place, historical memory, and self-identification while disrupting and challenging the unitary mythologies of the nation. With their fictional re-imagining of wartime and postwar German-Polish border region, these writers participate in the politics of collective memory of the border region and the construction and articulation of the Polish perspective that shapes the discourse of memory east of the border.

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Roads versus Rivers

Two Systems of Spatial Structuring in Northern Russia and Their Effects on Local Inhabitants

Kirill V. Istomin

consequences. Each part of the argument, taken independently, hardly represents anything new. It has been well demonstrated that paths and roads represent key elements of spatial representation and structure spatial memory and perception (e.g., McNamara 2013

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Factors in the Development of Spatial Cognition in Boys and Girls

Assessing the Impacts of Biology and Navigational Experience

Mariah G. Schug

, create more detailed maps of their environments regardless of their sex ( Rissotto and Tonucci 2002 ), and Italian boys and girls who are given more freedom to explore perform better on multiple spatial cognition tasks (a spatial memory task and a task

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Menachem Klein

agents enjoy the financial and professional resources necessary to compete with the hegemonic narrative that the neighborhoods’ present-day configurations support. Second, alternative collective memory agents decode, at least partly, the hegemonic spatial

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Benjamin Fraser

other terms, characters draw on the specificity of their surrounding place in order to reconstruct the past. In this way, grief is intimately connected not merely with feelings of loss but also with a spatial memory that endures and perhaps even resides