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    The colonial picturesque and the medical utility of landscape aesthetics

    Senior, Emily (2013) The colonial picturesque and the medical utility of landscape aesthetics. Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies 35 (4), pp. 505-517. ISSN 1754-0208.

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    The new sciences of medical geography and topography developed at the end of the eighteenth century and coincided with the literary and artistic fashion for the picturesque representation of landscape. This article explores the relationship between medical geography and the literary picturesque in the colonial Caribbean. It argues that literature and medicine borrowed formal and thematic qualities from one another, and reveals the influence of aesthetic ideals on the production of medical knowledge.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Centre for
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2014 14:32
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:34


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