The date of John Clare expert Professor Simon Kovesi’s online chat with Langdyke has changed.
Simon (pictured, above) was due to be the speaker on November 25 but this has now been moved to Wednesday, December 2 at 7.30pm.
The conversation is particularly appropriate as the Trust continues to push ahead with its John Clare Countryside vision.
The peasant poet from Helpston regularly wrote about the local landscape in his poetry. Simon will be talking about Clare, his poetry and links to nature during the conversation.
His two most recent books are Palgrave Advances in John Clare Studies, (link) published only recently, and John Clare: Nature, Criticism and History (link) which was published in 2017 and which he will be talking about during the online session.
Simon is the lead of an ongoing creative project based on Clare, opera and poetry workshops across England, and a collection of work produced so far, with a final musical planned for 2021. There are more details about the project online here
Simon is currently head of English and Modern Languages at Oxford Brookes University, having previously studied and/or taught at the universities of Glasgow, Dundee, Nottingham Trent and North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA). He is vice chair of the John Clare Society. His PhD was entitled Sexuality, Agency and Intertextuality in the Later Poetry of John Clare (Nottingham Trent, 1999).
The conversation will be an online event. You can join by clicking here or pasting this link into your browser https://zoom.us/j/92790261919?pwd=N3h2dnRoS3ltQkpiVkVVcEFxSGN3Zz09