Trains, Literature, and Culture: Reading and Writing the Rails

3 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780739165607: Trains, Literature, and Culture: Reading and Writing the Rails

Trains, Literature and Culture: Reading and Writing the Rails delves into the rich connections between rail travel and the creation of cultural products from short stories to novels, from photographs to travel guides, and from artistic manifestos of the avant-garde to Freud’s psychology. Each of the contributions engages in critical readings of textual or visual representations of trains across a wide spectrum of time periods and traditions—from English and American to Mexican, West African and European literary cultures. By turns trope, metaphor, and emblem of technological progress, these textual and visual representations of the train serve at times to index racial and gender inequalities, to herald the arrival of a nation’s independence, and at still others to evince the trauma of industrialization. In each instance, the figure of the train emerges as a complex narrative form engaged by artists who were “Reading & Writing the Rails” as a way of assessing the competing discursive investments of cultural modernity.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Steven D. Spalding is assistant professor of French at Christopher Newport University.
Benjamin Fraser is assistant professor of Spanish at The College of Charleston, South Carolina. He is also the author of the monographs Disability Studies and Spanish Culture (Liverpool UP, forthcoming), Henri Lefebvre and the Spanish Urban Experience (Bucknell UP, 2011) and Encounters with Bergson(ism) in Spain (U North Carolina P, 2010) as well as the editor and translator of Deaf History and Culture in Spain (Gallaudet UP, 2009).

Review:

After generations of narrowly based scholarship, railways are now receiving the attention they deserve from scholars across the humanities able to unpack the culturally complex textures and spaces of transport, travel and mobility. This collection of essays makes a most important contribution towards this task. Theoretically informed and broad in historical and thematic scope, this book provide a set of fascinating insights into the intricate relationships between railways, mobilities and the cultures of modernity. (George Revill, The Open University)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

PALMER/FRASER/SPALDING/MAY/CURTO/LERRO/T
Published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 0739165607 ISBN 13: 9780739165607
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0739165607

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 69.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Published by Lexington Books, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0739165607 ISBN 13: 9780739165607
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lexington Books, United States, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This volume delves into the rich connections between rail travel and the creation of cultural products from short stories to novels, from photographs to travel guides, and from artistic manifestos of the avant-garde to Freud s psychology. Each of the contributions engages in critical readings of textual or visual representations of trains across a wide spectrum of time periods and traditions-from English and American to Mexican, West African, and European literary cultures. Bookseller Inventory # ANB9780739165607

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 79.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by Lexington Books
ISBN 10: 0739165607 ISBN 13: 9780739165607
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lexington Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0739165607 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132035711

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 81.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Fraser, Benjamin (edt); Spalding, Steven D. (edt); Spalding, Steven D.
ISBN 10: 0739165607 ISBN 13: 9780739165607
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 15833403-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 83.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Spalding, Steven D.
ISBN 10: 0739165607 ISBN 13: 9780739165607
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TR-9780739165607

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 85.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Published by Lexington Books, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0739165607 ISBN 13: 9780739165607
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lexington Books, United States, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. This volume delves into the rich connections between rail travel and the creation of cultural products from short stories to novels, from photographs to travel guides, and from artistic manifestos of the avant-garde to Freud s psychology. Each of the contributions engages in critical readings of textual or visual representations of trains across a wide spectrum of time periods and traditions-from English and American to Mexican, West African, and European literary cultures. Bookseller Inventory # ANB9780739165607

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 92.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

PALMER/FRASER/SPALDI
Published by RL (2017)
ISBN 10: 0739165607 ISBN 13: 9780739165607
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description RL, 2017. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780739165607 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE01273198

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 88.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.63
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Steven D. Spalding (Editor), Benjamin Fraser (Editor), Roxanna Curto (Contributor), Beth Muellner (Contributor), Alessio Lerro (Contributor), Claudie Massicotte (Contributor), Claudia May (Contributor), Scott Palmer (Contributor), Matt Thompson (Contribut
Published by Lexington Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 0739165607 ISBN 13: 9780739165607
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lexington Books, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0739165607

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 103.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Published by Lexington Books, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 0739165607 ISBN 13: 9780739165607
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lexington Books, United States, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This volume delves into the rich connections between rail travel and the creation of cultural products from short stories to novels, from photographs to travel guides, and from artistic manifestos of the avant-garde to Freud s psychology. Each of the contributions engages in critical readings of textual or visual representations of trains across a wide spectrum of time periods and traditions-from English and American to Mexican, West African, and European literary cultures. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780739165607

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 112.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Published by Lexington Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 0739165607 ISBN 13: 9780739165607
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lexington Books, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0739165607

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 115.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book