Thomas Hardy Lecture: The Remote and the Familiar: Hardy’s uses of Landscape by Prof. William Greenslade

Ringstead BayThe next in the current series of Thomas Hardy events at Dorset County Museum will discuss the way Hardy depicted the local landscape in his writing.

On Thursday 26th June, Professor William Greenslade from the University of the West of England will give a talk entitled, The Remote and the Familiar: Hardy’s Uses of Landscape.

In his obituary of his friend, the poet William Barnes, Thomas Hardy wrote eloquently of the remoteness of the landscape Barnes knew during his early life. In his talk, Professor Greenslade will show how Hardy also frequently referred to the Dorset, or Wessex landscape in his novels and poems – using the physical and atmospheric qualities of the natural environment to generate melodrama and set the scene.

The talk is free but donations are encouraged to cover costs. The lecture starts at 7.30pm on Thursday 26th June and the doors are open from 7.00pm. All are welcome to attend.


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