Main content

Meaning and Imagined Memories: Exploring Literary Landscape Theory Through the Aesthetics of Lucy Maud Montgomery

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Paine, Cecelia
dc.contributor.author Osborne, Sarah C.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-22T13:32:52Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-22T13:32:52Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-08
dc.date.created 2014-08-25
dc.date.issued 2014-09-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8482
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the theory of literary landscapes. The research is composed primarily of an interdisciplinary literature review that draws on landscape architectural theory, tourism studies, literary criticism, and landscape history and cultural geography, as well as archival research and site visits. It positions literary landscapes in relation to the landscape meaning discourse, and argues that they are an essentially experiential way of perceiving landscape through the use of “imagined memories” by the literary visitor. Using the example of L.M. Montgomery, the research explores how understanding an author’s landscape aesthetic can reveal past and present meaning in the landscape, and how this aesthetic—understood formally, thematically, and as embodied experience—allows us to understand the range of literary visitor motivations and expectations, as well as encouraging the exploration of how landscape architects might design, manage, and interpret literary landscapes based on an author’s aesthetic. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Literary landscapes en_US
dc.subject Landscape meaning en_US
dc.subject Visitor experience en_US
dc.subject landscape aesthetics en_US
dc.subject L.M. Montgomery en_US
dc.title Meaning and Imagined Memories: Exploring Literary Landscape Theory Through the Aesthetics of Lucy Maud Montgomery en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
dc.rights.license All items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.


Files in this item

Files Size Format View
Osborne_Sarah_201409_MLA.pdf 47.08Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record