About

EXPEDEDIT

Expedictionary is a blog devoted to literary geography. A dictionary naturally entails a few definitions –

Expedictionary – [ek-spi-dik-shuh-ner-ee]

adjective

1. A portmanteau word combining ‘expeditionary’ with ‘dictionary’ to form a most confusing and wordy term adjective;

2. Of having a character that is both adventurous and involved in the study of writing;

3. The name of a WordPress blog, e.g., I read an article from Expedictionary and it was really awesome, except for the fact that I totally disagreed.”

Literary geography – [lit-uh-rer-ee jee-og-ruh-fee]

noun

1. pertaining to works of a literary nature, as well as the science of spatial organization, interrelation, and human occupation of the earth’s surface;

2. a compound term of ‘literary’ and ‘geography,’ invented by the author of a blog called Expedictionary;

3. the study of literary geography;

4. engaged with the profession of literature and geography.

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Expedictionary explores the worlds of pop culture, literature, politics and geography. Reviews, lists, opinions, essays and stories. There’s something for just about everyone.

A few of the frequently appearing series include:

Film Cities explores the intersections of urban form and film.

Ranking the [insert series here] takes a multi-media franchise and sees how they stack up.

Top 5 provides lists of five great movies, books, or short stories for a given subject or holiday.

Quote of the Fortnight is a (sometimes) biweekly series that features great quotes from great literature.

Additionally, one-shot features and reblogs from some of my other writing credits may appear.

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Harrison Blackman is a recent graduate of Princeton University who majored in history with minors in urban studies, Hellenic studies and creative writing. The former editor-in-chief of “Tortoise: A Journal of Writing Pedagogy” for the Princeton University Writing Program, he has served as an editor for The Daily Princetonian, a design editor for The Nassau Literary Review, and his writing has appeared in The Nassau Weekly, US-1, College Social Magazine, Affairs Today and The Culture Trip NYC.

When he’s not at school, he lives in Maryland. When he’s not writing about landscapes, he’s running around in them.

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  1. Pingback: We finally found a book about “Literary Geography” | Expedictionary·

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