Motion and mobility in the realist novels of Philip K Dick

Davidson, Ian (2015) Motion and mobility in the realist novels of Philip K Dick. Literary Geographies, 1 (1). pp. 24-41.

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Abstract

This essay explores the ways that ideas of motion and mobility support readings of Philip K Dick's early novels that take full account of the changing geographical context. They are set during a period of rapid suburban expansion, the building of the interstate and the spread of automobility through car ownership, and their characters frequently exist in a state between continuity through conformity and the potential for change. The open ended forms of the novels reflect a world around Dick that was still under construction, and where alternative realities can be glimpsed between incomplete materialities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: automobility; suburban; materiality; California; nineteen fifties;
Subjects: Q300 English studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Ian Davidson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2015 12:30
Last Modified: 10 May 2017 20:29
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/24758

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