Green and Pleasant Land: English Culture and the Romantic Countryside

Green and Pleasant Land: English Culture and the Romantic Countryside


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The present volume, number VIII in the series Groningen Studies in Cultural Change, offers a selection of papers presented at a workshop organised by Amanda Gilroy and Wil Verhoeven entitled Green and Pleasant Land: English Culture and the Romantic Countryside. The contributions in this volume illuminate the ideological investments of particular ways of experiencing the English countryside of the Romantic era. While their analyses of cultural change are historically specific, they explore, too, the conflicted present-day legacies of romantic landscapes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789042914384
Publisher: Peeters Publishing
Publication date: 12/31/2004
Series: Groningen Studies in Cultural Change Series , #8
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.58(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgementsvii
Ruined Cottages: The Contradictory Legacy of the Picturesque for England's Green and Pleasant Land1
How the Dwarf became the Giant: S.T. Coleridge's Kantian Appropriation of Sublime Nature in the Lake District19
Green, Unpleasant Land31
The Habit and the Horse, or, the Suburbanisation of Female Equitation45
Blake's England and the Restoration of Jerusalem. Too late for Green and Pleasant Idylls?57
John Clare's 'I' and 'Eye'. Egotism and Ecologism73
'As the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation': The English Parson and the English Countryside in Ann Radcliffe's Travels89
Jane Austen and the Enclosures105
'Our Thing'. Jane Austen's Green and Pleasant Home Counties125
Constable and his Subject. Perspectives from both sides of the Channel137
'Some corner of a foreign field that is forever England' The Transatlantic Construction of the Anglo-American Landscape155
Don Juan in England, or, the Disappearance of the Countryside173

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