Border Poetics Bibliography: Core list

The Border Poetics Bibliography was original developed by the Border Poetics / Border Culture research group at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. As of 2019 it has been transferred to the Migration, Borders and Identity research group at the University of Oslo.

The “Core list” section lists texts central to border poetics.

Book (8)


Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands: La Frontera: The New Mestiza. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 1987. 


Boer, Inge E. Uncertain Territories: Boundaries in Cultural Analysis. Eds. Bal, Mieke, Bregje van Eekelen and Patricia Spyer. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2006. 


Hicks, D. Emily. Border Writing: The Multidimensional Text. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1991. 


Klapcsik, Sandor. Liminality in Fantastic Fiction: A Poststructuralist Approach. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.

Lotman, Ju. M. The Structure of the Artistic Text. Trans. Lenhoff, Gail and Ronald Vroon. Ann Arbor: Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures University of Michigan, 1977. 


Mignolo, Walter D. Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2000. 


Miller, J. Hillis. Topographies. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 1995. 


Robinson, Richard. Narratives of the European Border: A History of Nowhere. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian, 2007.


Book Section (18)


Aguirre, Manuel. "Liminal Terror: The Poetics of Gothic Space." The Dynamics of the Threshold: Essays on Liminal Negotiations. Eds. Benito, Jesús and Ana Ma Manzanas. Madrid: The Gateway Press, 2006. 13-38. 


Anderson, Benedict. "Apprehensions of Time." Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. Revised and extended ed. London: Verso, 1991. 22-36. 


Bakhtin, M. M. "Forms of Time and of the Chronotope in the Novel: Notes Toward a Historical Poetics." Trans. Emerson, Caryl and Michael Holquist. The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays. Ed. Holquist, Michael. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981. 84-258. 


Bhabha, Homi K. "DissemiNation: Time, Narrative and the Margins of the Modern Nation." The Location of Culture. London: Routledge, 1994. 139-70, 266-69. 


Certeau, Michel de. "Spatial Stories." Trans. Rendall, Steven F. The Practice of Everyday Life. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1984. 115-30. 


Cixous, Hélène. "The School of Roots." Trans. Cornell, Sarah and Susan Sellers. Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing. New York: Columbia UP, 1993. 109-56, 60-62. 


Doll, Martin, and Johanna M. Gelberg. "Establishing, Crossing and Expanding Borders." Space and Identities in Border Regions: Politics – Media – Subjects. Eds. Wille, Christian, et al. Bielefeld: transcript, 2016. 


Foucault, Michel. "A Preface to Transgression." Trans. Bouchard, Donald F. and Sherry Simon. Michel Foucault: Language, Counter-Memory, Practice: Selected Essays and Interviews. Ed. Bouchard, Donald F. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 1977. 29-52. 


Heidegger, Martin. "Building Dwelling Thinking." Trans. Hofstadter, Albert. Basic Writings: From Being and Time (1927) to The Task of Thinking (1964). Ed. Krell, David Farrell. Rev. and expanded ed. London: Routledge, 1993. 343-63. 


---. "Tænke Bygge Bo." Trans. Olsen, Kasper Nefer. Sproget og ordet. København: Hans Reitzels Forlag, 2000. 33-54. 


Henderson, Mae G. "Introduction: Borders, Boundaries, and Frame(work)s." Borders, Boundaries and Frames: Essays in Cultural Criticism and Cultural Studies. Ed. Henderson, Mae G. New York: Routledge, 1995. 1-30. 


Kolossov, Vladimir. "Theoretical Limology: New Analytical Approaches." Crossing the Border: Boundary Relations in a Changing Europe. Ed. Lundén, Thomas. Huddinge: Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Södertörn University College, 2006. 15-35. 


Larsen, Svend Erik. "Boundaries: Ontology, Methods, Analysis." Border Poetics De-limited. Eds. Schimanski, Johan and Stephen Wolfe. Hannover: Wehrhahn, 2007. 97-113. 


Lichtenberg-Ettinger, Bracha. "The Becoming Threshold of Matrixial Borderlines." Travellers’ Tales: Narratives of Home and Displacement. Eds. Robertson, George, et al. London: Routledge, 1994. 38-62. 


Moretti, Franco. "Far from the Centre." Atlas of the European Novel 1800-1900. London: Verso, 1998. 33-40. 


Simmel, Georg. "The Sociology of Space." Trans. Frisby, Mark Ritter & David. Simmel on Culture: Selected Writings. Eds. Frisby, David and Mike Featherstone. London: Sage, 1997. 137-70. 


Turner, Victor. "Betwixt and Between: The Liminal Period in Rites de Passage." The Forest of Symbols: Aspects of Ndembu Ritual. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1967. 93-111. 


Waldenfels, Bernhard. "Threshold Experiences." Between Urban Topographies and Political Spaces: Threshold Experiences. Eds. Nuselovici, Alexis, Mauro Ponzi and Fabio Vighi. Lanham: Lexington, 2014. 3-17.


Journal Article (4)


Derrida, Jacques. “The Law of Genre”. Critical Inquiry 7.1 (1980): 55-81. 


Foucault, Michel. “Of Other Spaces”. Diacritics 16.1 (1986): 22-27. 


Löfgren, Orvar. “Crossing Borders: The Nationalization of Anxiety”. Ethnologia Scandinavica 29 (1999): 5-27. 


Newman, David. “The Lines that Continue to Separate Us: Borders in Our “Borderless” World”. Progress in Human Geography 30.2 (2006): 1-19.

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