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Title: Darkness and distance : Gothic cartography and the mapping of Great Britain 1764-1820
Author: Brabon, Benjamin A.
Awarding Body: University of Stirling
Current Institution: University of Stirling
Date of Award: 2005
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The embryonic ideas for this thesis began to form in two seminars I attended in 2000 while studying for a Masters at the University of Chicago. The first of these, W. J. T. Mitchell's 'Verbal and Visual Landscapes', must be given credit for introducing me to a short essay by Martin Heidegger entitled 'Die Kunst und der Raum' ('Art and Space'), which got me thinking about the 'special character' of space (Heidegger 1973: 4). In addition, Professor Mitchell's specific approach to landscape, that it should be considered as a verb rather than a noun, made me consider the ontological implications of the relationship between space and power that is witnessed both in and through landscape when approached as 'a process by which social and subjective identities are formed' (Mitchell 1994: 1).
Supervisor: Miles, Robert Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Regionalism in literature ; Setting (Literature) ; National characteristics, British, in literature ; Nationalism in literature ; Gothic literature