PhD Examination: K. Kalaivani, 'Writing between Lines: Literary Spaces to Spatial Narratives

Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination


This thesis foregrounds three important ideas: the referentiality of literary Spaces, the textuality of Spaces and the significance of literary representations which reintroduce the Spaces as spatial texts. Dealing with various kinds of literary Spaces, this thesis reveals how they reintroduce Spaces as spatial texts, which unfold lives for narratives. Most importantly, it also highlights the patterns underlying the spatial texts. In this way, this thesis reveals how writing oscillates between the lines of literary and spatial texts, and highlights the significance of literary (re)presentations. Each chapter deals with different groups of literary Spaces and illustrates how they unfold different modes of spatial texts and their underlying patterns.
Period20 Dec 2020
ExamineeK. Kalaivani
Examination held at
  • University of Madras
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Space
  • Textuality