Landscape & Language in Literature: Zooming in on Peatlands

With special guest Robert Macfarlane. In this event we will explore the power of language when describing landscapes, with a focus on the language used to depict and represent peatlands. We will explore ideas such as what we lose in our understanding of the land when we no longer have the words to express it, and how the land is reflected in the origin and use of words. We will also explore the joy and wonder that can be found in language and landscapes, and how different languages can offer unique perspectives and experiences of the landscape.

Although the focus is peatlands, the ideas explored can be applied to other ecosystems and landscapes.

Shown on 7th December 2020 as part of LRG’s Landscape & Goodness series of events celebrating the 90th birthday of Yi-Fu Tuan.

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