Tom Bristow is an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, University of Melbourne. Tom’s study of John Burnside, John Kinsella and Alice Oswald, The Anthropocene Lyric: An Affective Geography of Poetry, Person, Place, is published by Palgrave Macmillan (2015).
University of Melbourne
In Wordsworth’s Salisbury Plain (1793–94) and Adventures on Salisbury Plain (1795–99) the poet’s sense of the congruence of human mind and nature is aligned to the relationship between affect and history. This interest in the emotional binding or severing of…