Imagined geographies: Melancholy, allegory, psychogeography and the Island of Ogygia
The Island of Ogygia is explored as an emotional terrain. Ogygia and its occupant, Calypso, are recognised as points of melancholy, a condition which can be plotted spatially through emotional mapping. Drawing on historical exemplars such as Madeleine de Scudery's Carte du Tendre a map of the Island of Ogygia is proposed. Navigation through this emotional environment uses a Temperamental Compass, one which responds to the temperaments that are manifested in the landscape.
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