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Meredith Goldsmith

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Rebecca Jaroff


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.

Rhys Map Index.docx (240 kB)
Map index

Annotated bibliography.docx (24 kB)
Annotated bibliography

emilyduffy-genesis statement and reflection.docx (19 kB)
Genesis statement

Rhys CoSA presentation.pptx (25971 kB)

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