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I write about reading and publishing in the digital age. Irr to ask for an interview. This is the result. Thank you for agreeing to this interview, Caren. You say in the acknowledgments section of your book that the book arose out of conversations during a year you spent at a university in the Czech Republic.
What was the gist of those conversations? Well, one question in particular stayed with me. That exercise set me on the path of collecting novels with international settings and concerns, a project that resulted in this book.
What makes a novel political versus one that is geopolitical? I consider a novel geopolitical when it explicitly deals with the social issues arising in international disputes, travel, or networks.
While of course interesting political novels focused on the domestic scene are still being written and international concerns are not confined to the 21st century, the center of my study is the preponderance of contemporary fiction with a multinational or even global reach in its subject matter.
You say that the geopolitical novel is a new literary form.
Is that true only of American novels? The internationalism of the Old Left is an important source for some of the writers working in a contemporary geopolitical vein, but the concern with ideology and political conversion so apparent in midth century works is usually absent in the new writing.
The newer authors almost never position themselves as part of an international political movement, and very often they seem to be more concerned with documenting global processes rather than urging readers to adopt particular positions on them.
In that sense, they tend to be problem novels rather than persuasion novels. The new geopolitical writing also has a different tone and mission than the European novel of political ideas, and it often satirizes parts of that tradition.
I am thinking here of William T. You discuss in your book writers outside of the MFA type of fiction and say that urban, migrant, extra-university, and indie authors seem to represent a trend toward the geopolitical. Well, some of the big name writers who work outside the MFA system would include Jonathan Franzen, Gary Shteyngart, and Dave Eggers, but there are lots more who do not have MFAs, teach in MFA programs, or really base their professional lives around universities at all.
While innovation is normally about testing conventions, the specific attention to pushing past domestic concerns that we see in geopolitical fiction is more distinctive. Plenty of innovative fiction does the opposite — moving more deeply into the domestic scene and examining its strangeness.
Domesticity as a concern and the national or regional setting within the U. But, that domestic scene is not subject to particular examination.
It is pretty blank, actually. The focus turns outward instead, away from the U. In your discussion of how you chose to examine which books to examine in your study, you mention that you consulted digital sources.
What were those and how did you go about studying their review sections? I found literary blogs such as Bookslut and The Millions enormously helpful, since they are packed with great responses to new work and often publish longer pieces than the shrinking book review sections of major U.
You mention, too, that you consulted independent booksellers with strong literary reputations.Geopolitical and phenomological-community health nursing. Course: Other Subject Reference No.: EM Tweet: Expertsmind Rated / 5 based on reviews.
Review Site. What is the geopolitical community in which a person would live? Why is it geopolitical? 2. What is a phenomenological community to which a person can belong? Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, a psychologist living in the United States, a recipient of the Széchenyi Grand Prize, the creator of the concept of flow, arrived in Budapest at the invitation of the Pallas Athene Geopolitical Foundation to give a lecture about his specialty, research into creativity.
What is the geopolitical community in which a person would live? Why is it geopolitical? Maurer and Smith () define a geopolitical community as “a spatial designation—a geographic or geopolitical area or place.” (p. ) This can be illustrated by looking at the natural or man-made boundaries in which people live in.
Man-made 97%(). Description of community and community boundaries: the people and the geographic, geopolitical, financial, ethnic, and phenomenological features of the community as well as types of social interactions, common goals and interests, barriers, and challenges.
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An uninformed person who receives information from . Interview with Caren Irr, Author of “Toward the Geopolitical Novel” What is a “geopolitical novel?” When I read the title of Caren Irr’s book, Toward the Geopolitical Novel: U.S.
Fiction in the Twenty-First Century (buy at Columbia UP or Amazon), I was immediately intrigued.