Review: Picturesque Literature and the Transformation of the American Landscape, 1835–1874, by John Evelev
Scott Hess, Professor of English at Earlham College, is the author of William Wordsworth and the Ecology of Authorship: The Roots of Environmentalism in Nineteenth-Century Culture (2012). His essay “Cedar Hill: Frederick Douglass's Literary Landscape and the Racial Construction of Nature” was published in American Literature in 2021, and “Walden Pond as Thoreau’s Landscape of Genius” appeared in Nineteenth-Century Literature in 2019. He is currently at work on a book project, tentatively entitled “Landscapes of Genius: Author, Nature, Nation and the Transatlantic Nineteenth-Century Origins of Environmentalism,” which explores how the “genius” of nineteenth-century British and American authors became associated with specific natural landscapes in ways that shaped modern ideas of nature and the development of the environmental movement.
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Scott Hess; Review: Picturesque Literature and the Transformation of the American Landscape, 1835–1874, by John Evelev. Nineteenth-Century Literature 1 March 2022; 76 (4): 491–494. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2022.76.4.491
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