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Landscape, imperialism, and individualism in post-war American poetry: opposition and 'the greater romantic lyric'

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This thesis discusses how a genre of poem I am calling the ‘greater Romantic lyric’, after the critic M.H. Abrams—a descriptive, meditative poem centring on the poet’s interaction with the landscape—becomes associated with ideas central to American politics. Freedom, individualism, and indeed, the landscape itself, terms which are important to the genre’s history, are also central to an American identity that becomes troubling in the period following World War Two. I argue that this closen...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Exeter College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St John's College
Role:
Supervisor
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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Deposit date:
2019-02-19

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