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Simon Kovesi: John Clare and Place
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.
15 FEBRUARY – SIMON KOVESI – JOHN CLARE AND PLACE
The Romantic labouring-class poet John Clare is regarded as English literatures’s first major ecologically-concious writer. Simon discusses place as a foundation of Clare’s writing, and asks what position he should have in contemporary versions of environmentalism.