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Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Brindleyplace

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Birmingham

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Writers have long been fascinated by wildlife and the natural world. This talk will explore the varied and interesting ways animals appear in novels and poems in the twentieth century and after, as beings in their own right and as a means of reflecting on humans. From divine figures, to fabled beasts, to domestic companions, to farmed foodstuff, the lives of animals are central to human civilisation, and this talk will consider how we might use literature to imagine and better appreciate the wildlife all around.

Dr Joseph Anderton is a Lecturer in English Literature at Birmingham City University, where he teaches and researches modern and contemporary literature. He has published widely on nonhumans in twentieth-century literature, including a book on the Irish playwright Samuel Beckett called Beckett’s Creatures, and recent articles on Franz Kafka, DH Lawrence and JM Coetzee.

Free tea and coffee will be provided.

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