Geographical immediations: locating The English Patient (New Formations 57, Winter 2005)
Author: Richard Cavell
Cavell examines Michael Ondaatje‚Äôs The English Patient, and its representation of the relationship between space and text; he is particularly interested in the development of a hegemony of electronic mediation in this relationship as suggested by Ondaatje‚Äôs text. The article also examines the role of the language of space in literary and cultural studies, via the representation of spatial collisions in The English Patient. Finally, Cavell explores the problematic nature of displaced surfaces in the last part of the¬†novel.