I’m currently working on translating and analysing a seventeenth century natural history text called Scotia Illustrata by Robert Sibbald. It’s lots of fun but there are occasional bits I have trouble with. This week I looked at how sophisticated his colour terminology is, and found something very surprising…
Author: Lee Raye
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TagsHabitats: battlefield, coastland, farmland, garden, home, woodland, wetland, or figurative.
Genres: Arthurian, bestiary, comedy, cynfeirdd, elegy, heroic age, history text, hunting, imported stories, mabinogion, medieval vision, modern, natural history, praise poem, romance, saint's life, satire, sermon.
My Approach: art history, ecocritical approach, ecosensitive approach, feminist approach, folkloric approach, historical approach, linguistic approach, literary approach, marxist approach.
Role of Nature: nature is amazing, nature is a hero, nature is a moral guide, nature is a pest, nature is a texture, heroes as animals.
Special Interest: environmental management, exploitation, extinction, hierarchy of birds, harmony with nature, human-environment conflict, linguistic drift, native status, persecution, rise of scientific method.
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