Untouchable England

Neil Cocks writes:

This term The Museum of English Rural Life will be staging a series of lunch-time seminars entitled ‘Untouchable England’. Dedicated to folklore, craft skills, and magical traditions, these talks will address a wide range of subjects, including stave dancing, basketry, and archives of English dialects. Of particular interest to Literature students will be Dr. Paul Cowdell on the history of the English ghost story (11th Feb), my own talk on C19th Children’s Literature and Paganism (18th Feb), and Obby Robinson reading from his new collection of poems about witchcraft (from 2.00, 4th March). I am also very excited indeed about seeing Prof. Alun Rowlands from the Art Department here at Reading talking on ‘The Dark Monarch’, the truly amazing exhibition he curated at Tate St Ives, exploring the influence of the occult on modern British art (11th March).

Seminars generally run between 1 – 2. They are free, but booking is advisable. Hope to see you there!


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Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
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