The Literature staff at University of Hertfordshire are having a residential weekend
in Cumberland Lodge again this year (the weekend of 10th-12th February). We will be arriving Friday evening and departing Sunday afternoon. This year we are sharing the programme with staff and students from the Philosophy and History group and the programme of events is interdisciplinary to reflect our audience and the specialisms of the invited speakers. The Lodge and grounds are fabulous (see pic above) and there is an excellent menu of home cooked food and a very full breakfast for all the guests.
It’s shaping up into a really interesting few days and you will see below that I am first on the bill! I am going to be discussing how my work on feral children, which I first spoke about at OGOM ‘Company of Wolves’ conference, has been developing. I will be presenting on my chapter for the new Company of Wolves book. We would love you to join us if you are interested in literary debate, are an MA student, PhD researcher, or lecturer (why not bring some students!).
The programme is as follows:
Dr Sam George, University of Hertfordshire, will speak about the development of her research into feral children, or ‘wolf children’ (thought to have animal parents), such as Peter the Wild Boy.
Dr Dinah Roe, Oxford Brookes University, will speak about
Christina Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
James Kidd, Literary journalist, will speak about how to carve out
a career as a freelance writer, reviewer, interviewer, blogger, and
general bookish type.
There will be a screening of the award-winning documentary film
‘The Destruction of Memory’, directed by Tim Slade, and an associated debate
on collective and cultural memory.
There are some interactive creative writing events and walks in Windsor Great
Park, drinks in the bar, a tour of the historic Lodge itself, a literary
quiz, not to mention fine company and interesting chat around the fire!
If you are interested in joining us please contact Dr Rowland Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details (including residential fees) asap as places are limited!