The county with the hole in the middle

Ashmore, Rupert (2010) The county with the hole in the middle. Visual Culture in Britain, 11 (3). pp. 341-354. ISSN 1471-4787

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This article examines the representation of Cumbria in northern England, and how the county has been portrayed as a northern space through pictorial and literary landscape imagery. It proposes that the predominance of imagery showing the Lake District as an idyllic landscape of tourist consumption has led to the eclipse of other parts of the county and confusion over Cumbria as a specifically northern space. It examines how the idea of northernness remains important nevertheless to how both Lakeland and other Cumbrian spaces are envisaged, both in the national imagination and by local inhabitants.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q200 Comparative Literary studies
V200 History by area
V300 History by topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2013 08:47
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:22

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