Romanticism and Environmentalism : The Tasmanian Novels of Marie Bjelke-Petersen
Examines romanticism and early environmentalism in Bjelke-Petersen’s almost forgotten novels about the Tasmanian landscape. Haynes argues that although in one sense Bjelke-Petersen’s “Romantic emphasis on possessing, and being possessed by, Nature can be seen as a form of emotional imperialism, her Tasmanian novels provided an important reassessment and a widely publicised step towards the acceptance of wilderness conservation in the state” (74).
Cite as: Haynes, Roslynn D.. ‘Romanticism and Environmentalism : The Tasmanian Novels of Marie Bjelke-Petersen.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 20, no. 1, 2001. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.2d04ba1f3a.