Graduation Year

2014

Date of Thesis Acceptance

Spring 5-13-2014

Major Department or Program

Environmental Humanities

Advisor(s)

Kathleen Shea

Abstract

Historical and contemporary framings of the landscapes found in gardens, literature, and national parks reveal human relationships with nature that converge, despite the distinct differences between these landscapes. These spaces all become 'canvases' onto which artists and interpreters paint nature, human nature, and art. Eighteenth-century English landscape gardens, novels by Jane Austen and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and the American national parks provide an illuminating study of this human relationship with nature and art in the landscape.

Page Count

100

Subject Headings

Jane Austen (1775-1871) -- Mansfield Park, Jane Austen (1775-1871) -- Northanger Abbey, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) -- Wahlverwandtschaften -- Elective Affinities, National parks and reserves -- United States -- Environmental conditions, Nature (Aesthetics) -- Pictorial works, English Gardens -- 18th century -- Influence, Whitman College 2014 -- Dissertation collection -- Environmental Humanities

Permanent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10349/1279

Document Type

Public Accessible Thesis

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