ERIC Number: ED157067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Landscape in Literature.
Salter, Christopher L.; Lloyd, William J.
One of a series of Resource Papers for College Geography, this thematic study guide focuses on literary setting and the personal space of fictional characters as an approach to comparative literary study, and concurrently uses fictional treatments of landscape and place as a means to encourage greater sensitivity to geographical and architectural space. The suggested methodology relates to the concept of landscape signatures, the specific imprints people or peoples have made upon the earth in their use of geographical space. The authors recommend having students reread known works with attention to the way the author creates and employs settings, choose a landscape and search for distinctive and contrasting views of that landscape, and consider how landscapes are utilized in the work of a single author. The guide discusses literature and geography in general terms; approaches to reading for setting; landscapes of settlement, agriculture, livelihood, sacred spaces, and transportation; the shaping of personal space in home and garden; and entertainment landscapes. Bibliographies of fictional and reference works are included. (DS)
Descriptors: Architecture, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literary Criticism, Literary Mood, Literature Appreciation, Teaching Methods, Thematic Approach, Units of Study
The Association of American Geographers, 1710 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.