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Sarah Doyle


Representations of weather and climate crisis as an expression of personal, political, social, or cultural concerns in contemporary British poetry; and its connections to representations of weather in selected Romantic poetry

Using archival research and close literary textual analysis, I am examining references to and representations of weather in the published poetry of contemporary poets writing or residing in Britain, and in selected poetry of the Romantic poets, situating each within their respective social, cultural, and political contexts, and identifying parallels between the turbulence of twenty-first century Britain and comparable societal anxieties surrounding the British Industrial Revolution, in order to answer the following primary research question:

In what ways does meteorological poetry emerge as a means of responding to, representing, interrogating, or seeking refuge from perceived cultural, political, sociological, or personal crises?




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