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Memory, Imagination, and Landscapes: Understanding the Psychology of Real World Place Attachment and Fantasy Film and Literature
Jennifer Grek Martin
Monday, March 26th, 2018
Room 3089, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave
Abstract: Human geographers, environmental psychologists, and philosophers talk about the relationship between place and identity as creating place attachment, or 'sense of place,' through experience. However, our experiences are increasingly mediated, and the effects of media on Real World places, including those of fantasy film and literature, are not well understood. In preparation for proposed IDPhD research entitled "Middle-earth on earth: how and why people use fantasy film and literature to give meaning to Real World places" Jennifer Grek Martin has reviewed the scientific literature in cognitive and environmental psychology to understand how people recall, imagine, and understand place in fictional narratives and the Real World. This public lecture will focus on three relationships: memory, imagination, and place, media tourism and our "need to be there", and the importance of mundane places to identity.
Biography: Jennifer Grek Martin is a Lecturer at the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada, where she teaches courses in Geospatial Information Management, Research Methods and History of the Book. She is pursuing an Interdisciplinary PhD on how people use fantasy film and literature to give meaning to places in the Real World.