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'I know this labyrinth so well': narrative mappings in the poetry of Ciaran Carson (2013)
Book Chapter
Weston, D. (2013). 'I know this labyrinth so well': narrative mappings in the poetry of Ciaran Carson. In N. Alexander, & D. Cooper (Eds.), Poetry & geography: Space & place in post-war poetry, 105-119. Liverpool University Press. doi:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318641.003.0008

Ciaran Carson is increasingly recognised as a poet of place, of the city, and specifically of Belfast. However, Carson's work is also permeated by the Northern Irish Troubles in thoroughgoing ways. This essay elucidates the ways in which his poetry o... Read More

The spatial supplement: landscape and perspective in W.G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn (2011)
Journal Article
Weston, D. (2011). The spatial supplement: landscape and perspective in W.G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn. cultural geographies, 18(2), (171-186). doi:10.1177/1474474010397596. ISSN 1474-4740

For cultural geographers, uncertainties inhabit the concept of ‘landscape'. The term shuttles between describing embodied practice of immersion in an environment, and indicating representational strategies for looking at an environment. This article... Read More

A sustained movement: Philip Larkin's poetics of consensus (2010)
Journal Article
Weston, D. (2010). A sustained movement: Philip Larkin's poetics of consensus. Textual Practice, 24(2), (313-330). doi:10.1080/09502361003595071. ISSN 0950-236X

Focusing upon Larkin's career as a whole, this article approaches the development of his poetry as a narrative in which to read the fluctuations in the configuration of culture and poetic discourse as it was moderated to interpret the evolution of po... Read More