Poetics of Place: How Ancient Buildings Inspired Great Writing
Liz Riorden, Professor
Poetics of Place: How Ancient Buildings Inspired Great Writing is a cross-disciplinary anthology designed to serve as a supplementary text for foundational courses in architectural history, art history, cultural studies, and archaeology. It shows students how seminal pieces of architecture across time inspired the works of great writers. This anthology draws connections between human built environments—spanning from the cave paintings of the Paleolithic Era to the end of the Middle Ages—and the travel accounts, novels, and poetry inspired by these architectural feats.