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'The Excursion' and Wordsworth's Iconography

Brandon C. Yen


This book considers William Wordsworth’s use of iconography in his long poem The Excursion (1814). Through this iconographical approach, it steers a middle course between The Excursion’s two very different interpretative traditions, the one focusing upon the poem’s abstraction, the other upon its touristic realism. The author explores Wordsworth’s iconography in The Excursion by tracing cultural and political allusions and correspondences in an abundance of post-1789 and earlier verbal and pictorial sources, as well as in Wordsworth’s own prose and poetry, especially The Prelude. Particular at ... More

Keywords: dwelling, envisioning, flowing, French Revolution, iconography, paradise, reflecting, rooting, The Excursion, William Wordsworth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786941336
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786941336.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brandon C. Yen, author
University College Cork