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Nature and Space in Contemporary Scottish Writing and Art

  • Camille Manfredi

Part of the Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies book series (GSLS)

About this book

Introduction

This book examines how contemporary Scottish writers and artists revisit and reclaim nature in the political and aesthetic context of devolved Scotland. Camille Manfredi investigates the interaction of landscape aesthetics and strategies of spatial representation in Scotland’s twenty-first-century literature and arts, focusing on the apparatuses designed by nature writers, poets, performers, walking artists and visual artists to physically and intellectually engage with the land and re-present it to themselves and to the world. Through a comprehensive analysis of a variety of site-specific artistic practices, artworks and publications, this book investigates the works of Scotland-based artists including Linda Cracknell, Kathleen Jamie, Thomas A. Clark, Gerry Loose, John Burnside, Alec Finlay, Hamish Fulton, Hanna Tuulikki and Roseanne Watt, with a view to exploring the ongoing re-invention of a territory-bound identity that dwells on an inclusive sense of place, as well as on a complex renegotiation with the time and space of Scotland.

Keywords

nature writing Natural Scotland spatial literary studies performance art visual arts literature and the environment ecocriticism literature and space referendum on Scottish independence

Authors and affiliations

  • Camille Manfredi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NantesNantes Cedex 1France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-18760-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-18759-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-18760-6
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