Rambles Beyond Railways: Globalised Space and Gothicised Place in Victorian Cornwall
Young, Paul K. F.
Manchester University Press
This paper examines an account of Cornwall published by Wilkie Collins in 1851, focusing specifically upon Collins’s claim that the region lay ‘beyond’ the railway. In so doing it explores the way in which mid-nineteenth-century Gothic discourse can be understood to inform a scalar opposition between localised place - conceived of as static, isolated, anachronistic and particular - and globalised space - conceived of as kinetic, networked, modern and homogenous.
© 2011 by Manchester University Press
Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 55 - 74