Holding the line: contemporary poetry of British coastal change

Stoneman, A., 2021. Holding the line: contemporary poetry of British coastal change. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.

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Abstract

This creative and critical project examines representations of sea level rise and erosion in contemporary British poetry from an ecocritical perspective, focusing on British coastal change and its poetry in the context of global climate crisis. The critical component analyses work by contemporary poets who explore and interrogate coastal change imagery and themes in their work, and whose writing informs my own creative practice: Jo Bell, Gillian Clarke, Justina Hart, Blake Morrison, and Peter Reading. This is then followed by the creative component: a new sequence of original poems, Side of the Sea, inspired by my research. Reviewing and building on existing critical debates on writing poetry in and about the Anthropocene (for example: Gifford, 2011; Griffiths, 2017; Solnick, 2015), this thesis argues that coastal change poetics offer particular and distinctive opportunities for poets to engage meaningfully with ecological and climatic change, explores those opportunities and places them in context and dialogue, and supports this research with a body of original poetry informed by it.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Stoneman, A.
Date: October 2021
Rights: This work is the intellectual property of the author. You may copy up to 5% of this work for private study, or personal, non-commercial research. Any re-use of the information contained within this document should be fully referenced, quoting the author, title, university, degree level and pagination. Queries or requests for any other use, or if a more substantial copy is required, should be directed in the owner(s) of the Intellectual Property Rights.
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 19 Oct 2021 13:09
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2021 14:18
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/44471

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