Geographies of Love

The Cultural Spaces of Romance in Chick- and Ladlit

Christian Lenz

Transcript-Verlag

Geographies of Love

Pub Date: August 2016

ISBN: 9783837634419

356 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

Geographies of Love

The Cultural Spaces of Romance in Chick- and Ladlit

Christian Lenz

Transcript-Verlag

Geographies of Love is the first study to explore the cultural life-worlds of British, Australian, and Indian chick and lad-lit characters. Offering case studies including Bridget Jones and Will Freeman (of About a Boy), the book explores how love and romance are looked for, begun, and conducted in specific spaces and places, the home and the office as well as shops, clubs, and bars. This cross-disciplinary study provides scholars, students, and keen readers with different points of access and easily relatable situations so as to apprehend the complex phenomenon of cultural geographies within the field of literary studies.

About the Author

Christian Lenz teaches British literary and cultural studies at TU Dortmund University, Germany. His research interests include cultural geographies, British horror, and romantic and erotic literature.