1. Introduction: Walter Scott and the Environment; 2. Shifting Ecologies: Grasslands, Rivers and Shorelines; 3. Toxic Ecologies, Ecogothic, and Violence Against the Land; 4. Wild Places, Rarity and Extinction; 5. Trees; 6. Stone, Water, Air.
Demonstrates how Walter Scott, one of Romanticism's most globally influential authors, put Scotland's ecologies at the heart of nineteenth-century writing.
Susan Oliver is Deputy Dean (Research) at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Essex. She is the winner of the British Academy's Rose Mary Crawshay prize for Scott, Byron and the Poetics of Cultural Encounter (2006), and is also the editor of The Yearbook of English Studies: New Approaches to Walter Scott (2017).