Theorising Mobility, Movement, Memory—And Love

  • Lynne Pearce
Part of the Studies in Mobilities, Literature, and Culture book series (SMLC)


Chapter  2 sets out the recent debates in mobilities scholarship, critical love studies and cultural/emotional geography with which the book is in dialogue and then outlines the theories which underpin the project via the categories of mapping, movement and memory. In particular, the author explores the philosophical tensions that exist between the posthumanist approaches espoused by mobilities scholars and the theories of memory and the imagination required to account for both the personal and social past of the individual subject and their interpersonal relationships. What most of these informing theories share, however, is their phenomenological approach to their object of study—be this the human body, the lifeworld, or memory and the imagination—vis-à-vis which the author situates her own approach.


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  • Lynne Pearce
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  1. 1.Department of English & Creative WritingLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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