This study shows how poets worked within and against the available forms of nature writing to challenge their place within physical, political, and cultural landscapes. Looking at the treatment of different ecosystems, it argues that writing about the environment allowed labouring-class poets to explore important social and aesthetic questions.
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Author Biography - Bridget Keegan
BRIDGET KEEGAN is Professor of English at Creighton University, USA. She is the editor of volume two of Eighteenth-Century Labouring-Class Poets and (with James C. McKusick) of Literature and Nature. With Simon White and John Goodridge, she co-edited Robert Bloomfield: Lyric, Class and the Romantic Canon. She is the author of numerous articles and chapters on labouring-class writers.