The unaccountably overlooked Georges Perec (member of Oulipo) and author of Espèces d’espaces (Species of Spaces) a great geographical fiction, is the subject of a symposium about his work. The cfp follows:
PEREC’S GEOGRAPHIES / PERECQUIAN GEOGRAPHIES
Interdisciplinary Symposium, University of Sheffield, Friday 6 May, 2016
Georges Perec was one of the most inventive and original geographical writers of the twentieth century. His writing explores cities and streets; homes and apartments; conceptions of space and place; mathematical and textual spaces; imagined, utopian and dystopian spaces; time and the city; landscapes of memory and trauma; consumption and material culture; domestic spaces; everyday life, the everyday, the quotidian; ordinary and ‘infra-ordinary’ places. Perec addressed methods of urban exploration and observation; classification, categorisation and taxonomy; spatial inventories and indexes; and geographical and ethnographic description.
This symposium explores Perec’s Geographies (his own geographical writing) and the wider body of geographical writings…
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