Sydney and Berlin - Cities of silence and absence: a psychogeographical reading of contemporary non-fiction texts

Hannah Lili Boettcher

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Abstract

This thesis seeks to suggest a further development of the Situationist practice of psychogeography on three levels. Firstly, the study applies psychogeography to a set of texts and other art forms that have not yet been read or identified as psychogeographical. Secondly, it uses the term to analyse two postmodern cities. Sydney and Berlin, which have thus far not been associated with the tradition. Thirdly, it extends psychogeography's common reading by arguing that the practice equally lends itself to acknowledging the way in which the past resurfaces in and impacts on the present in the form of silences and absences.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date19 Dec 2016
Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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