Arnold Bennet, transportation and urban development

Hudson, Brian (2016) Arnold Bennet, transportation and urban development. Geography: An International Journal, 101(2), pp. 85-92.

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Literary geography, pioneered in the first half of the twentieth century, is now a well-established field of research. English novelist and journalist Arnold Bennett is one of many literary artists whose works have been studied by geographers. This article examines Bennett’s writings in order to explore how changing modes and spatial patterns of transport influence landscape, land use and urban morphology. It demonstrates his geographical understanding of the role and influence of transport in regional development and on the landscape, thus emphasizing Bennett’s ability to describe and explain these phenomena using the trained sensibilities of the novelist. Examples are drawn from Bennett’s native Potteries district and from other areas familiar to him, both in England and on the European continent.

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ID Code: 98529
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Transport, Urban development, Arnold Bennett
ISSN: 0016-7487
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Geographical Association
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2016 23:07
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 19:30

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