Examines the representation of landscape in the poetry of John Burnside, Kathleen Jamie, Robin Robertson and Kenneth White
- Provides an interdisciplinary approach to the representation of landscape in contemporary poetry
- Opens up the dialogue between ecocriticism and phenomenology
- Provides significant original discussion of major Scottish poets
- Reassesses the work and place of Kenneth White's poetry and thought
With an exciting and provocative approach to the reading of landscape and the non-human world in the work of four major Scottish poets, this groundbreaking book merges phenomenology and ecocritical literary criticism. It explores these poets' organic, intimate interrelation between the self and the world, their relationship to the landscape and connection with nature.
About the Author
Monika Szuba is Assistant Professor at the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Gdańsk. The author of numerous articles and book chapters, she is also co-editor of The Poetics of Space and Place in Scottish Literature (Palgrave Macmillan). In addition, she is a translator, particularly of poetry from English to Polish, and has translated the work of John Burnside, David Constantine, Michael Edwards, Kathleen Jamie, Alan Riach, and Julian Wolfreys, amongst others.