Romanticism on Ice: Coleridge, Hogg and the Eighteenth-Century Missions to Greenland

1 University of Kent at Canterbury.


This article discusses the influence of mid-eighteenth century Arctic missionary narratives on Samuel Taylor Coleridge and James Hogg. I suggest that these narratives offer a new context for the literary Arctic and undermine established readings of polar landscapes as the ultimate example of Romantic sublimity.


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