Philosophical vagabonds: Pedestrianism, politics and improvement on the Scottish tour

Leask, N. (2019) Philosophical vagabonds: Pedestrianism, politics and improvement on the Scottish tour. Studies in Scottish Literature, 45(1), 2.

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Abstract

Discusses John Bristed's "facetious, digressive" memoir, Anthroplanomenos (1803), about a walking tour through the Highlands of lScotland in 1801 by two young students "disguised as American sailors, with little money and no identity papers,” describing their adventures and misadventures as they encountered suspicion, hostility and sometimes surprising kindness; brings out the two travellers’ often-self-contradictory responses to what they saw and experienced; and shows how the tour contributed to their changing political perspective, mirroring the turn away from 1790s radicalism in better-known writers in the same years. An edited version of the 2017 Marilyn Butler Lecture, for the British Association for Romantic Studies,

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Leask, Professor Nigel
Authors: Leask, N.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Journal Name:Studies in Scottish Literature
Publisher:University of South Carolina Libraries
ISSN:0039-3770
ISSN (Online):0039-3770
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Studies in Scottish Literature
First Published:First published in Studies in Scottish Literature 45(1): 2
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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