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Romantic-Era Lakeland: Walking, Viewing, Writing

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Lakes, Lake District, English Lakes: What’s in a name?

Invited paper presented at Romantic-Era Lakeland: Walking, Viewing, Writing, a conference organised by the Friends of Coleridge, at Keswick Museum. The paper considered the influence of Romantic-era walking and writing on the geographical consolidation of the Lakes region during the nineteenth century. It used a combination of methods to reveal how the historical, county-based conception of the Lakes was replaced by new conceptions that 1.) reduced the area of the region, 2.) emphasized its status as a ‘district’ and 3.) promoted its identity as (in Wordsworth’s words) ‘a sort of national property’.

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TitleRomantic-Era Lakeland: Walking, Viewing, Writing
LocationKeswick Museum
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionNational event