Mette Jorgensen


My aim is to present a reading of islands as places and resemblances, including an understanding of map-making both as the drawing of contours inhabiting figments of the imagination and of map-making as the creation of spaces in which the familiar can be established. In addition, I will draw on the importance of spatial rather than temporal settings 111 connection with literature and art invested w1th what on~ could call autobiographical elements; the reason, 1t seems, being that places - 111 a kind of imaginary map-making - can reveal an indexicality of the past rather than being merely representational of a certain reality. This is to some extent also where I see a difference between theoretical modes of postmodernism and post-colonialism which I'll touch upon briefly at the end of this paper.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.