I took part in the University of Sheffield’s annual postgraduate colloquium with the paper ‘Radical Landscape Poetry between Land and Sea – Mark Dickinson’s Littoral‘. I thoroughly enjoyed my time and the other papers presented.
I was profoundly marked by the opening keynote address by prof. Graham Huggan, Professor of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Leeds. His paper titled ‘Human-Animal Tensions and the Figure of the Melancholy Whale’ offered a profound insight into the life of these elusive, exploited and misunderstood creatures.
My slides can be found below.