Professor Corinne Fowler, from the University of Leicester, explores the countryside’s repressed colonial past; demonstrates its importance as a source of ideas about Englishness and questions the countryside’s reputation as a retreat from urban life.
In Green Unpleasant Land, Fowler presents historical evidence to show that rural England was a place of conflict and global expansion. Exploring how races class and gender have created and deconstructed England’s pastoral mythologies, Fowler argues that Black and British Asian writers have both shown attachment to English landscapes as well as challenged the narrow and nostalgic views of rural England.
Interview by lecturer in post-colonial literature, Dr Emily Zobel Marshall.
Pre-recorded event. Run time: 52 mins. You can watch this event on demand until 30 April
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- Date: Friday 30th April
- Time: 11:59 pm
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