Landscape Metaphysics: Narrative Architecture and the Focalisation of the Environment

@article{Eggan2018LandscapeMN,
  title={Landscape Metaphysics: Narrative Architecture and the Focalisation of the Environment},
  author={T. Eggan},
  journal={English Studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={99},
  pages={398 - 411}
}
  • T. Eggan
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • English Studies
ABSTRACT In this article I situate the concept of “landscape” at the crossroads of narrative theory and ecocriticism. In particular, I argue that landscape description has an ekphrastic status in narrative that goes beyond simply “setting the scene” within which a story plays out. Instead, I suggest that landscape denotes the peculiar way in which narrative description focalises the mere fact of setting into a total context of meaning—a virtual world organised around a particular subject. I… Expand
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