Using multiple media - from manuscript history to poetic re-writing and audio and visual adaptation - Blank Mount is an innovative critical exploration of a key Romantic text and its resonances for 21st century readers. Examining Shelley's 1816 poem 'Mont Blanc' through a series of readings and recreations informed by a diverse range of theoretical perspectives, Judith Goldman traces a line from this Romantic ode to untameable nature to our own contemporary struggles with environmental crisis. With links to new video and audio performances and adaptations of Shelley's poem, this book opens up radical new perspectives on the workings and relevance of Romantic nature poetry.
Judith Goldman is Assistant Professor in the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo, New York, USA. She is Poetry features editor of the journal Postmodern Culture and the author of a number of acclaimed poetry collections, including Vocoder (2001) and DeathStar Rico-/chet (2006).