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Romantic Visualities

Landscape, Gender and Romanticism

Romantic Visualities by Jacqueline M. Labbe
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Romantic Visualities offers a culturally informed understanding of the literary significance of landscape in the Romantic period. Labbe argues that the Romantic period associated the prospect view with the masculine ideal, simultaneously fashioning the detailed point of view as feminised. An interdisciplinary study, it discusses the cultural construction of gender as defined through landscape viewing, and investigates property law, aesthetic tracts, conduct books, travel narratives, artistic theory, and the work of Wordsworth, Keats, Coleridge, Charlotte Smith, Ann Francis, Dorothy Wordsworth and others.
Palgrave Macmillan; July 1998
249 pages; ISBN 9780230372931
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Title: Romantic Visualities
Author: Jacqueline M. Labbe
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