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March 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Non-fiction

Reading the Environment, Then and Now

Professor Susan Oliver
Professor Susan Oliver


Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Booking required

Susan Oliver looks at how British and North American authors in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries drew attention to a range of changing environmental conditions, then compares their writing with literatures of environmentalism today. Professor Oliver explores different kinds of writing, including poetry, fiction and journalism, to show how vocabularies and generic form shape the ways that we conduct our relationship with the non-human world.

Part of the University’s Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series 2019-2020

This is a free event but booking is required.

To book tickets call 01206 873270 or email events@essex.ac.uk

Please note the room for this event has changed to Lakeside Theatre. This is still on campus at University of Essex.

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Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
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01206 873261

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