29 June 2007

‘Are You Local?’ Pluvialis (and Stanley Spencer) on being placed

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In June 2007 I attended a conference entitled ‘Passionate Natures’ at the Faculty of English, Cambridge University. The event, which drew together conservationists and literary commentators, was highly suggestive. Helen MacDonald was among the organisers, and this blog, recommended with some (slight) embarrassment, offers a memorable reflection on the issues at stake.

The raucous folk song mentioned was ‘Roots’ by Show of Hands. I had used it to introduce some questions about the organic tradition and its way of defining locality and belonging.
Read Pluvialis’s blog here

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