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World Cafe (York Festival of Ideas 2017)

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York St John University

Holgate 013 (HG/013)

Lord Mayor's Walk

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Thursday 15 June 2017, 5.30pm - 7.30pm (Holgate 013 (ground floor)) **

Explore Northern England’s “wild places” with no need for waterproofs. Join YSJU academics for a “World Café” event where they will lead discussions about “literary objects” from moors, uplands and other “wild” English landscapes. Are “Uplandish” folk rude and uncivilised? Why are Yorkshire moors important to literary history? And how “wild” are the uplands? At the event you’ll be able to join a range of small group discussions as we explore several different ways of looking at the Pennines, the fells of the Lake District and beyond. This will include the dark history of the moors as a gothic and primeval space of loss and violence and the pleasures of literary tourism around the Brontës and the Lake poets. Academics will use physical objects, excerpts from literary texts, visual materials and other cultural forms to guide you around well-known and much-loved landscapes, showing you how the uses of these places have changed over the years, and why they matter so much to regional and national culture and identity. You’ll get the chance to engage with the uplands through a range of literary concepts, creative writing exercises, and both canonical and less well-known writers.

**Suitable for sixth form students and families with ages 16+, Contains some references to violence not suitable for younger children.

Presented by:

Adam Stock, York St John University

Helen Pleasance, York St John University

Alex Beaumont, York St John University

The World Café will be led by York St John University English Literature and Creative Writing academics whose research investigates the uplands of Northern England in a wide variety of ways

For further information on events being hosted by York St John University in conjunction with Festival of Ideas 2017 please visit www.yorksj.ac.uk/events or visit the main FOI 2017 webpage

If you have any queries about this event please contact the Events Office on

t: 01904 876654 or e: events@yorksj.ac.uk

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YO31 7EX

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