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Sarah Dempster

Sarah Dempster

Sarah Dempster is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. She completed her PhD in 2013 on the subject of literary landscapes in seventeenth-century literature and is now in the process of turning her thesis in to a book. Sarah also writes regularly for the Murdoch press.

Sarah Dempster reviews 'The English Country House in Literature' edited by Geoffrey G. Hiller

December 2015, no. 377 30 November 2015
Outwardly safe, aristocratic, and uncontroversial, the English country house seems suitably benign coffee-table material to leaf through on a drowsy Sunday afternoon. However, while the story of the English country house is certainly steeped in nostalgia and privilege, it is also a narrative of exclusion, exploitation, and decline. Geoffrey G. Hiller engages with each of these manifestations in hi ... (read more)