Course overview

Interested in Nature writers who have worked with prose and poetry? This day school will explore the works of John Clare, Emily Bronte, and Gretel Ehrlich, with a glance at other relevant authors. Resources will be available on for pre- and post-course reading. The day will include presentations and group discussions on each writer’s work, moving between specific writings and the broader cultural context. This will help us understand how fiction connects to the ‘real’ world.

Course description

Delve into the world of Nature writers in this day school focused on prose and poetry. This course offers a unique opportunity to explore the works of John Clare, Emily Bronte, and Gretel Ehrlich, among other significant authors.

In preparation for the day school, a selection of resources will be made available in advance of the session. These readings will provide a foundation for reflection and discussion, enhancing your learning experience both before and after the event. The course will feature a blend of tutor presentations and group discussions, allowing participants to engage deeply with the subject matter and examine examples of each writer’s work.

Throughout the day, we will navigate between detailed analyses of the specific writings and the broader cultural contexts in which they were produced. This approach will enable us to explore the intricate connections between fiction and the 'real' world, providing a richer understanding of how these Nature writers articulate their relationship with the environment through literary forms.

Join us for a day of immersive learning and thoughtful dialogue, designed to expand your appreciation of Nature writing and its significance in literature and beyond. This course is ideal for anyone interested in deepening their knowledge of literary expression and its ties to the natural world.

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