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Centre for Writing, Place and History hosts a research seminar on Richard Jefferies


Richard Jefferies (1848-87) was the author of several novels and children’s books, and remains a much-loved nature writer. He is perhaps best known for Wild Life in a Southern County (1879), a natural history of his native Wiltshire and in particular the countryside around Swindon. It has been said that Jefferies’s ‘sphere was the the fields and hedgerows around us […] his task was to show that the unfamiliar lay near at hand’ (G. Sampson).

The Centre for Writing, Place and History welcomes Rebecca Welshman (U of Exeter) for a research seminar on Richard Jefferies and his work. It promises to be a fascinating paper and discussion for anyone interested in literature, history, natural history and the environment, and everyone is welcome. Details below.

 
 

The Centre for Writing, Place and History
presents
 
 
“The Old House at Coate”: Literary Voyages at the Birthplace of Richard Jefferies (1848-1887)
 
Rebecca Welshman (University of Exeter)
 
Wednesday 2 April at 5:15pm
University of Gloucestershire
Francis Close Hall HC202
 
Everyone is welcome
 
Image: Richard Jefferies, The Open Air (1908). Courtesy of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.
Richard Jefferies Society: http://www.richardjefferiessociety.co.uk/


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