Spatial relations of landscape: A poetics. Part 1

Date of Award


Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

First Supervisor

Andrew Taylor


This thesis is composed of two parts. Part one is a volume of essays, commentaries, and manifesto pieces that investigate the relationship between literary tropes of landscape, such as pastoral and “nature writing”, and the development of a poetics of landscape writing. The issue of "self" and the relationship the individual might have with specific place, is examined from angles as seemingly disparate as using; a manual Olivetti Letter 32 typewriter for drafting, the ethics of anthologizing place as nation, text on the world wide web, the process of writing and ageing, being struck by lightening as a child, and the effects of herbicide and pesticide usage.

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