Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

Advisor

Morris, Alisa M.

Abstract

This paper is an examination of the sublime as experienced through landscape by female characters in the novels of Charlotte Smith, particularly the spiritual sentiment experienced via the landscape. Ann Radcliffe is also used to understand the female relationship with landscape, especially in light of gothic tropes of feminine experience. Three of Smith's novels are examined: Emmeline, Desmond, and The Young Philosopher. Ann Radcliffe's A Sicilian Romance is also explored.

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