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Landscape, culture, and education in Defoe's Robinson crusoe

Geert Vandermeersche UGent and Ronald Soetaert UGent (2012) CLCWEB-COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE. 14(3).
abstract
In their article "Landscape, Culture, and Education in Defoe's Robinson Crusoe" Geert Vandermeersche and Ronald Soetaert discuss Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe as a narrative that translates nature and our dealings with it into a literary text. Vandeermeersche and Soetaert postulate that the novel can be read as a quintessential fable of humans' cultivation of nature and the creation of individuality, which, at the same time, provides its readers with strategies for describing processes such as education. Robinson Crusoe and its characters, metaphors, and scenarios function in the "auto-communication" of culture as an enduring equipment for living (Burke), a company readers keep (Booth), and a cognitive tool in modern Western culture.
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author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
literature, education, narrative
journal title
CLCWEB-COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE
CLCWEB-Comp. Lit. Cult.
editor
Sofie Verraest UGent, Bart Keunen UGent and Katrien Bollen UGent
volume
14
issue
3
issue title
New work on landscape and its narration
article_number
10
pages
10 pages
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000321252000009
ISSN
1481-4374
DOI
10.7771/1481-4374.2043
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
3050764
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3050764
date created
2012-11-12 09:12:44
date last changed
2014-04-17 18:19:12
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  pages        = {10},
  title        = {Landscape, culture, and education in Defoe's Robinson crusoe},
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Chicago
Vandermeersche, Geert, and Ronald Soetaert. 2012. “Landscape, Culture, and Education in Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.” Ed. Sofie Verraest, Bart Keunen, and Katrien Bollen. Clcweb-comparative Literature and Culture 14 (3).
APA
Vandermeersche, G., & Soetaert, R. (2012). Landscape, culture, and education in Defoe’s Robinson crusoe. (S. Verraest, B. Keunen, & K. Bollen, Eds.)CLCWEB-COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 14(3).
Vancouver
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Vandermeersche G, Soetaert R. Landscape, culture, and education in Defoe’s Robinson crusoe. Verraest S, Keunen B, Bollen K, editors. CLCWEB-COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE. 2012;14(3).
MLA
Vandermeersche, Geert, and Ronald Soetaert. “Landscape, Culture, and Education in Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.” Ed. Sofie Verraest, Bart Keunen, & Katrien Bollen. CLCWEB-COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE 14.3 (2012): n. pag. Print.