Literary and Visual Landscapes PGR Panel - Wednesday 10th February

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Hi all, 


We’re looking forward to seeing many of you at our Literary and Visual Landscapes seminar on Wednesday 10th February at 4:30pm GMT! 


We are very excited to welcome three postgraduate researchers from the University of Bristol Centre for Environmental Humanities to speak with us this week. Each PGR is working in a different department, and will bring an interesting perspective to current research in the environmental humanities.  


The first paper will be presented by Vicky Coules, a part time PGR in the departments of History of Art and Palaeontology, researching dinosaurs in visual culture, focusing on late 19th – early 20th century, particularly America. In the course of examining images of dinosaurs in prehistoric scenes, she has become interested in the landscapes portrayed in these settings. Where Dinosaurs Lived: Exploring Prehistoric Landscapes’, considers the influences on one artist, Charles R Knight, and influences on the decisions he made in painting prehistoric scenes. 


Our second speaker is Austin Read, a Human Geography PhD candidate working at the intersection of political ecology, decolonial theory and multispecies studies. His PhD investigates salmon as a companion for engaging the complex historical, ecological, and political geographies of the present. Thinking with salmon about ecological ruin, ontology, and decoloniality’ follows the journey of salmon in the Severn Estuary to explore the entanglements of people, place, and more-than-human creatures that constitute the salmon’s (and our planetary) ecological precarity. 


Our final panelist is Hazel Streeteran English Literature MPhil candidate working on contemporary animist poetics in the Anthropocene, with interests in temporality, land and ecology, decolonisation, wildness, and belonging. ‘Timescapes in Alice Oswald’s Poetry’ offers a reading of poems from Alice Oswald’s collection, Falling Awake, exploring how complex enfolded or iterative poetic temporalities have the potential to rupture, haunt and ultimately enliven our perception of time. 


If you are get to secure your free ticket to this panel, and for our other two seminars later this term, make sure to do so on Eventbrite. Only ticket holders will receive the circulated Zoom link in advance of the session! 


We are looking forward to seeing you virtually on Wednesday! 


Lena Ferriday and Eline Tabak (the LVL team).