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Contemporary Scottish Poetry and the Natural World: Burnside, Jamie, Robertson and White

Monika Szuba

Abstract

Contemporary Scottish Writers and the Natural World examines the work of four Scottish poets – John Burnside, Kathleen Jamie, Robin Robertson and Kenneth White – in the light of philosophical considerations of the subject’s relation to the natural world and environmental thought. Drawing in particular on the phenomenological work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty on embodiment and Martin Heidegger on dwelling, the study explores the organic intimate interrelation between the self and the world, including human and non-human relations. The poets’ work is discussed in the context of the main premises of ... More

Keywords: Scottish poetry, phenomenology, ecocriticism, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, John Burnside, Kathleen Jamie, Robin Robertson, Kenneth White

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474450607
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450607.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monika Szuba, author