This article takes two regions separate in time and space: the Scottish Border in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and the route across the Pennines between Lancashire and Yorkshire. I look at two instances – in literature and visual art – of how these otherwise disparate social and cultural geographies have been nominated as regions through hierarchies of curation. Comparing ballad publication in the earlier period and the 1998 Artranspennine exhibition, I show how the curated region is a model that responds to the heterogeneity of local places and artistic production, but is also underpinned by a more idealistic vision of human experience expressed as a Romance space.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Visual Culture in Britain|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 10 Jul 2014|
- artranspennine98 exhibition
- Walter Scott (1771-1832)
- northern geography
- transpennine corridor
- Scottish Borders
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- School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures - Grierson Chair of English Literature
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