Haunted landscapes

Armitt, Lucie (2017) Haunted landscapes. In: The Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story. Routledge, New York, pp. 291-300. ISBN 9781138184763

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This essay explores the relationship between the geology and landscaping of various regions of England and the ghost stories those topographies have inspired. Examining ghost stories published 1843-2009, the specific settings of moorland and fells, railway cuttings, gardens and beaches are explored, Armitt considers the relationship between mortality, death and the immensity of those backdrops. Faced with the excesses of geological time and scale, what haunts is our recognition of humanity’s inconsequentiality.

Keywords:ghost story landscape England geology topography cultural geography gardens coast, tsunami railways moors
Subjects:Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (Journalism)
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ID Code:30549
Deposited On:09 Mar 2018 12:58

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