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The Art of Walking

  • Catharina Löffler
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Abstract

Walking, as discussed in detail in chapter 2, occupies a particular position in psychogeographical explorations of the city. By no means conceived of as an everyday practice, “the act of walking and the bodily rhythms it incorporates [are] felt to somehow reflect or engender the mental processes of abstract thought” (Coverley 2012: 2). Although a walking figure is the prerequisite for literary psychogeography and hence appears in every text to be analysed in Part II, the activity of walking in John Gay’s Trivia: Or the Art of Walking the Streets of London (1716) and John Thelwall’s The Peripatetic (1791) takes on a particularly great significance.

Keywords

Eighteenth Century Sensory Experience Reading Experience Title Page Pedestrian Movement 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Justus-Liebig Universität GießenGiessenDeutschland

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