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James Grande: Radical Tours and Rustic Harangues
MERL SEMINAR SERIES: RURAL RIDERS AND RADICALS
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LITERATURE AND MERL SPEAKER SERIES 2018
Booking recommended – BOOK TICKETS
VENUE: The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, RG1 5EX
A series of lunchtime talks organised by the Department of English Literature and the Museum of English Rural Life, in celebration of their ongoing collaborations. Events in the series feature (alternately) writers with a national profile, and academic authors showcasing new and exciting research.
This talk is part of Rural Riders and Radicals, a series of lunchtime talks in collaboration with the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Events in the series feature writers with a national profile, and academic authors showcasing new and exciting research.
1 MARCH – JAMES GRANDE – RADICAL TOURS AND RUSTIC HARANGUES: WILLIAM COBBETT AND JOHN THELWALL
This talk will explore the radical tradition of rural writing through the work of Cobbett and John Thelwall, focusing on their tours, agricultural experiment, political oratory, and their thinking about the English countryside.