British Labouring-Class Nature Poetry, 1730–1837

  • Bridget Keegan

About this book


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.


argue cultural landscapes ecosystem environment landscape landscapes nature poetics poetry politics sustainability Victorian era William James writing

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  • Bridget Keegan
    • 1
  1. 1.Creighton UniversityUSA

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