Issued: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:57:00 GMT
University of Edinburgh
‘Science can never be enough’: influences & contexts of environmentalism in the works of J. A. Baker
2010 - 2013 BA Hons (Cantab), English Literature
2014 - 2015 MPhil (Cantab), English Literature Studies
2016 PhD, English Literature
Dr David Farrier (University of Edinburgh)
Tom Mole (University of Edinburgh)
Literature of the twentieth century (specifically poetry, prose-poetry & writing that crosses disciplinary/generic boundaries), environmentalism, ecology, ecocriticism, New Nature writing, writing of the Anthropocene.
Previous Research Projects:
In the Spring of 2016 I produced a catalogue of the J. A. Baker Archive, held by the University of Essex’s Special Collections.
My MPhil research examined representations of nature in John Clare’s middle-period poetry.
My previous conference papers/presentations are:
- Who Was J. A. Baker?’, J. A. Baker Archive Launch, University of Essex, 6th July 2016.
- ‘Hawk-H(a)unting in J. A. Baker’s The Peregrine – Or, what is the point of death?, Unexpected Encounters With Deep Time: Haunting Workshop, Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network, 21st April 2016.
- ‘Making out the Nightingale’, Centre for John Clare Studies, 8th December 2015.
- ‘How to Read Series: Bob Brown’s Readies & his Reading Machine’, Cambridge Festival of Ideas, 22nd October 2015.
- ‘“Ambulatory Doodles”: John Clare’s Dashes & Pointing the Way in the Sonnets of The Midsummer Cushion’, Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature & the Environment (United Kingdom & Ireland) (ASLE-UK-I), 2nd-4th September 2015.
- ‘John Clare: Reading & Writing Nature’s Page’, Wolfson Humanities Society, 15th May 2015.
- ‘About Time Too: The Language of the Old & New in Keats’ Customary Poems’, The Cambridge Eighteenth-Century & Romantic Studies Graduate Conference, 18th April 2015.
- ‘Inscribing the Landscape in John Clare’s Poems of the Middle Period’, Symposium for the Centre for John Clare Studies, 23rd September 2014.
Arts & Humanities Research Council Scholarship
‘A Descriptive Catalogue of the J. A. Baker Archive in the Albert Sloman Library Special Collections at the University of Essex’. http://libwww.essex.ac.uk/Archives/JABAKERARCHIVE.pdf
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