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|Date||February 28th 2017|
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX
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In this series of lunchtime talks, leading contemporary writers and researchers will address the theme of ‘The Tangible and Intangible Countryside’. They will look at various material dimensions of rural culture, while also thinking about processes, sounds and experiences of the countryside that cannot be touched or held. The series ties in with the MERL’s current ACE-funded ‘Museum of the Intangible’ project, led by Dr. Ollie Douglas.
Steven Matthews is a critic and poet who has written on a range of poetry, including work by Wordsworth, T.S. Eliot, Les Murray, W.B. Yeats, and contemporary Irish writers. His second poetry collection, 'On Magnetism', is to appear 2017/18'.
In his autobiography, The Prelude, Wordsworth suggested that it was the sounds he heard in childhood which prompted his becoming a poet. Using original sound recordings made at key Wordsworth sites, this talk will reflect upon the relations between sound, writing, and landscape.