Mapping Victorian adventure fiction:silences, doublings, and the Ur-map in Treasure Island and King Solomon's Mines

Bushell, Sally (2015) Mapping Victorian adventure fiction:silences, doublings, and the Ur-map in Treasure Island and King Solomon's Mines. Victorian Studies, 57 (4). pp. 611-637. ISSN 1527-2052

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Abstract

While there has been much critical interest in the relationship between visual and verbal forms in the Victorian period, there has been no real attempt to develop ways of exploring and interpreting the relationship between maps and texts. This paper begins to address such a lack by theorizing the dynamic between map and text for the map in adventure fiction. Two iconic maps (those for Treasure Island and King Solomon's Mines) are analyzed in an interdisciplinary way by drawing upon the discipline of cartography, particularly critical cartography. Three cartographic concepts are explored in relation to the literary examples: the accuracy of the map; the concept of cartographic silence; and the authenticity of the map.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Victorian Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3316
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > English & Creative Writing
ID Code: 73322
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Apr 2015 08:45
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 08:30
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/73322

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