Moss valley – collaboration on and in the edgeland

JEFFREY, Andrew (2019). Moss valley – collaboration on and in the edgeland. Green Letters / Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism.

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Edgelands are those spaces that are neither urban nor rural, that seem to be unplanned or unmanaged, and that exist in a patchy between. This article argues that collaborative artistic responses to these spaces are particularly appropriate using a collaboration between the author and visual artist Abi Goodman as an example. This collaboration aims to respond to the tensions that the term edgeland sometimes allows writers to ignore by exploring the term’s history as it morphs from rurban fringe, to rural, urban interface, to postindustrial land, to unmanaged space. It aims to allow the recognition of edgeland as a paradoxical space based upon the writer’s experience in one place, Moss Valley.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2002 Cultural Studies; 2005 Literary Studies; 2203 Philosophy
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SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2019 13:42
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 15:30

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