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The MERL & Department of English Literature Visiting Speaker Series – University of Reading

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The MERL & Department of English Literature Visiting Speaker Series


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 countrysife that cannot be touched or held.

17 January - Melissa Harrison

At Hawthorn Time

31 January - Tanya Harrod

Archaic Modernists: women, textiles and the margins of Europe

14 February - Jeremy Burchardt

How do landscapes become meaningful? Culture, experience and identity in the work of English rural diarists, 1899-1934

28 February - Steven Matthews

William Wordsworth and the Sounds of the Land

14 March - Rob Cowen

Common Ground

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Museum of English Rural Life

No booking required

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17 January 2017 - 14 March 2017




Museum of English Rural Life


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