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Writing and region in the twenty-first century: epistemological reflections on regionally-located art and literature in the wake of the digital revolution

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Writing and region in the twenty-first century : epistemological reflections on regionally-located art and literature in the wake of the digital revolution. / Pearce, Lynne.

In: European Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.02.2010, p. 27-41.

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