Wildlife & Literature - A talk by Dr Joseph Anderton

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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Wed, 23/05/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

From divine figures, to fabled beasts, from domestic companions, to farmed foodstuff, the lives of animals are central to human civilisation. This talk will consider how we might use literature to imagine and better appreciate the wildlife all around.

Writers have long been fascinated by wildlife and the natural world. This talk will explore the varied and interesting ways animals appear in novels and poems in the twentieth century and after, as beings in their own right and as a means of reflecting on humans.

Dr Joseph Anderton is a Lecturer in English Literature at Birmingham City University, where he teaches and researches modern and contemporary literature. He has published widely on nonhumans in twentieth-century literature, including a book on the Irish playwright Samuel Beckett called Beckett’s Creatures, and recent articles on Franz Kafka, DH Lawrence and JM Coetzee.

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Hilton Garden Inn

1 Brunswick Square
Brindleyplace
Birmingham
United Kingdom
B1 2HW
 

 

Venue location

Hilton Garden Inn,
Birmingham,
West Midlands,
B1 2HW

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Emma.S@bbcwildlife.org.uk
Date
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Time
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Price / Donation
£3.50
Audience
Adults
Suitable for All Ages
Trust
The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country
Venue location
Hilton Garden Inn,
Birmingham,
West Midlands,
B1 2HW
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