Romantic Visualities

Landscape, Gender and Romanticism

  • Authors
  • Jacqueline M. Labbe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Jacqueline M. Labbe
    Pages 149-184
  3. Jacqueline M. Labbe
    Pages 185-186
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 187-222

About this book


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.


Coleridge gender law Narrative Romanticism Wordsworth

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