My project explores the urban geography of Paris, as depicted by Rhys, through theories of space articulated by Walter Benjamin, Michel de Certeau, and Gaston Bachelard. I will provide some theoretical context to show how approaching this novel from a spatial perspective can help us understand Sasha’s experience. Additionally, I explore how Sasha’s gendered body moves through these spaces, how place and space affect her identity, and how mapping this novel can enrich the experience of the reader, especially a reader who is unfamiliar with interwar Paris.
Duffy, Emily, ""Nobody Else Knows Me, but the Street Knows Me" - Jean Rhys's Urban Flaneuses: Mapping "Good Morning, Midnight"" (2015). English Independent Study Projects. Paper 2.