A natural education: children’s literature and the evolving cultural landscape of the Lake District

Bradshaw, Penelope (2022) A natural education: children’s literature and the evolving cultural landscape of the Lake District. In: Arthur Ransome Society Conference, 1-3 April 2022, Oxford, UK. (Unpublished) Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

Dr Bradshaw discussed the development of holiday adventure stories for children with a Cumbrian setting from the 19th to the 21st century. The talk began with a discussion of Milly & Olly, or, A Holiday Among the Mountains by Mrs Humphrey Ward – the first children’s holiday adventure story set in the Lake District – and it finished with a discussion of Danny Rurlander’s Spylark, published in 2019, in which the main child character explores the landscape of the Lakes via his drone. Within the paper, Dr Bradshaw looked at the impact of changing contexts, including new technologies, on the development of this genre and reflected on how the texts themselves contribute to our understanding of the Lakes as an evolving Cultural Landscape.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Departments: Institute of the Arts > Humanities
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2022 09:25
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2022 12:53
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6523
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