MA in Literature, Landscape & Environment

Category Archives for Ecology

One of our tutors gets British Academy ‘Rising Star’ award

We are fantastically pleased that Dr Samantha Walton – module leader and tutor on our MA – has been awarded one of the British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Awards for ‘Landscaping Change: exploring environmental regeneration, conservation and placemaking initiatives using … Continue reading

30. March 2015 by s.gregg
Categories: Bath Spa University, Course news, Ecology, Events | 1 comment

Bringing together the environment, digital technology and site-specific poetry

Poetry Pin is a project we’re hoping to get students on the MA involved with in the near future. It’s a project that – to begin with  – aims to record the changing Somerset coastal landscape around the Hinkley Point … Continue reading

05. November 2014 by s.gregg
Categories: Ecology, Place, Poetry | 1 comment

Cold Blood by Richard Kerridge

To our delight Cold Blood: Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians  – course tutor Richard Kerridge’s nature writing memoir – will be Book of the Week on Radio 4, July 26th to August 2nd. On the MA, we had earlier studied … Continue reading

22. July 2014 by s.gregg
Categories: Animals, Ecology, Events | Leave a comment


The terms ‘edgelands’ seems to be gaining a firmer foothold in the popular imagination. The book by Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley, Edgelands: Journeys into England’s True Wilderness made visible an idea that, as Robert Macfarlane pointed out in … Continue reading

03. April 2013 by s.gregg
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A world without trees

Dr Iain Woodhouse, a lecturer in Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh and an expert in satellite mapping and forest ecology has reproduced three paintings by Constable, Suerat, and Van Gogh with some or all of the trees removed. On … Continue reading

14. January 2013 by s.gregg
Categories: Ecology | 1 comment

Talk on Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring: Tonight

On Friday 28th September (tonight!) there is a talk by Prof Stuart Reynolds on Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. First published in 1962, the book has been described as ‘the founding text of modern environmentalism’ (Greg Garrard, Ecocriticism). Reynolds will ask … Continue reading

28. September 2012 by s.gregg
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Place and Narrative Scholarship by Terry Gifford

I now have on my website ( two draft essays awaiting publication in which narrative scholarship is used as a methodology to explore a novel set in North Carolina, Charles Frazier’s Nightwoods, and ecopoetry concerned with a village in Spain … Continue reading

17. September 2012 by t.gifford
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