The chapter examines the interdependencies between fiction and archaeology through the analysis of psychogeography, a broad and ever expanding genre that mixes archaeological and historical fact with fiction. Critical to this analysis is an understanding of psychogeography as a phenomenon that is as much spatial, a performative experience across an ‘archaeologicalised’ terrain, as it is a textual encounter. As Van Dyke and Bernbeck note in Subjects and Narratives in Archaeology (2016), one of the challenges for archaeology is embracing, what they term, ‘the role of the imagination’ (p.19). Through the analysis of two research projects, the chapter explores this performative and spatial dimension of psychogeography, and through that, the experience of the ‘hyper-archaeological’ within an understanding of place. Finally, the chapter explores how psychogeographical methods might be used to comprehend and to create new archaeological stories, stories which are not simply textual but spatial, performative and technologically enabled.
Jordan, S. (2021). Creative Facticity and 'Hyper-Archaeology': the Spatial and Performative Textualities of Psychogeography. In Writing Remains New Intersections of Archaeology, Literature and Science (95-116). London: Bloomsbury Publishing. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350109490.ch-004