Scotland and the Fictions of Geography
North Britain 1760 - 1830
By (author) Penny Fielding
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Scotland and the Fictions of Geography by Penny Fielding
Book DescriptionFocusing on the relationship between England and Scotland and the interaction between history and geography, Penny Fielding explores how Scottish literature in the Romantic period was shaped by the understanding of place and space. This book examines geography as a form of regional, national and global definition, addressing national surveys, local stories, place-names and travel writing, and argues that the case of Scotland complicates the identification of Romanticism with the local. Fielding considers Scotland as 'North Britain' in a period when the North of Europe was becoming a strong cultural and political identity, and explores ways in which Scotland was both formative and disruptive of British national consciousness. Containing studies of Robert Burns, Walter Scott and James Hogg, as well as the lesser-known figures of Anne Grant and Margaret Chalmers, this study discusses an exceptionally broad range of historical, geographical, scientific, linguistic, antiquarian and political writing from throughout North Britain.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521895149
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Penny Fielding
Scotland and the Fictions of Geography, Paperback (August 2011)
This book explores the literary and geographical relations between England and Scotland in the Romantic period.
Edinburgh Companion to Robert Louis Stevenson, Paperback (July 2010)
This collection is the first to set Stevenson in his social, political and literary contexts from Scotland to the South Seas. Written an by international team of scholars, these essays cover the essential aspects of Stevenson's changing career as a professional writer.
Gothic and Modernism, Paperback (September 2008)
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Monastery, Hardback (January 2001)» View all books by Penny Fielding
Set on the eve of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland, The Monastery is full of supernatural events, theological conflict, and humour.
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Author Biography - Penny Fielding
Penny Fielding is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Edinburgh. Previous books include an edition of Walter Scott, The Monastery (2000), and Writing and Orality: Nationality, Culture, and Nineteenth-Century Scottish Fiction (1996).
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