New publication on Central and Eastern European grand hotels and spas

Prokhorov Centre member Seán Williams has published a collection of essays on Central European grand hotels and spas and their representations in cultural critique since 1900 (Forum for Modern Language Studies 55.4, 2019).

Grand hotels and spas: Marienbad, Czech Republic
Marienbad, Czech Republic

Its guiding thread is the idea that we are living in a time of grand-hotel nostalgia, as evident in film, literature, travel writing, and critical thought. Hotels and spas in the belle époque style are settings that represent the passing of an age, or an individual’s life as embodying a cultural epoch.

For more information, see Forum for Modern Language Studies.

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