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Landscape and Englishness.

Author: Robert Burden; Stephan Kohl
Publisher: Kenilworth : Rodopi, Oct. 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the papers collected in this, the first volume of the Spatial Practices series, Englishness is reflected in the spaces it occupies or dwells in. Broadly influenced by a renewed and growing interest in questions of cultural identity, its emergence in Victorian theories and fictions of nationality, and the new cultural geography, the papers cover a rich variety of spaces and places which have been appropriated for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Burden; Stephan Kohl
ISBN: 9789042021020 9042021020
OCLC Number: 842666017
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: 1 online resource (266 pages)
Contents: Landscape and Englishness; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Introduction: Englishness and Spatial Practices; Negotiating Englishness: Choropoetics, Reciprocal Spatial Realities and Holistic Spatial Semantics in William Renton's 'The Fork of the Road' (1876); The Vertical Axis in Landscape Description: Elaborations of the Image Schemas UP and DOWN; England's Domestic Others: The Tourist Construction of Agriculture and Landscape in William Cobbett's Rural Rides (1830); Character, Identity, and Nationality in the English Novel. "The natural home of Englishmen": Froude's Oceana and the Writing of the Sea"The Architecture of the Devil": Stonehenge, Englishness, English Fiction; Home Thoughts from Abroad: Cultural Difference and the Critique of Modernity in D.H. Lawrence's Twilight in Italy (1916) and Other Travel Writing; In Search of England: Travelogue and Nation Between the Wars; Rural England: An Invention of the Motor Industries?; This Green and Pleasant Land: Cultural Constructions of Englishness; Foregrounding Boundary Zones: Martin Parr's Photographic (De- )Constructions of Englishness.

Abstract:

In the papers collected in this, the first volume of the Spatial Practices series, Englishness is reflected in the spaces it occupies or dwells in. Broadly influenced by a renewed and growing interest in questions of cultural identity, its emergence in Victorian theories and fictions of nationality, and the new cultural geography, the papers cover a rich variety of spaces and places which have been appropriated for cultural meanings: the rural countryside and farmland of the Home Counties in the early nineteenth century as Arcadian idyll in Cobbett, as the land to die for in war propaganda, an.

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