MA in Literature, Landscape & Environment

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The power of place: Tintern Abbey fieldtrip

This post written by student Hannah Pollard. On the morning of the 5th of November the Landscape, Literature, and Environment Course members went to Tintern Abbey. Our coursework revolves around the word ‘place,’ among others; Tintern Abbey has defined place … Continue reading

19. November 2015 by s.gregg
Categories: Field trips, Place, Poetry, Romanticism | Leave a comment

Poetry Pin Field Trip and Student Poetry Publication

In February 2015, students from BSU went on a trip to the Poetry Pin Project in West Somerset. We’re delighted with the news that a MA student Lucy Summers and MA tutor Prof. Terry Gifford will both have the poetry … Continue reading

06. July 2015 by Samantha Walton
Categories: Bath Spa University, Events, Field trips, Place, Poetry, Student success | 1 comment

Remnants of Early Modern London: a field trip

In this post, one of our students, Kerstin Grunwald-Hope, reflects on a recent field trip to London run by Dr Tracey Hill for the strand ‘Early Modern London’. After taking the train from Bath to London and then the tube … Continue reading

24. February 2015 by s.gregg
Categories: Early Modern, Field trips, London, Place | Leave a 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

Our field trip to (early modern) London

Verity Rudge, one our students, gives her impressions of a two day field trip to London, part of the Early Modern London strand of the Chorographies module studied on the MA.               On arriving … Continue reading

04. March 2014 by s.gregg
Categories: Cities, Place | Leave a comment

Welcome to our new member of staff

We’re delighted to say hello to Dr Samantha Walton, our new member of staff who will be leading our Environmental Writing and Ecocriticism module and contributing to the Chorographies: Case Studies in Place or Region module. This year Samantha will … Continue reading

03. February 2014 by s.gregg
Categories: Course news, Ecocriticism, Place | Leave a comment

Defoe, Google and cities

Re-reading Robin Sloan’s Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, I was struck by a passage that reminded me of some the issues that came up recently when teaching Daniel Defoe’s A Tour thro’ the Whole Island of Great Britain on our MA … Continue reading

22. November 2013 by s.gregg
Categories: Place | 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
Categories: Ecology, Place | Leave a comment

A trip to the Quantocks

Last year our students spent a day in the field, visiting the newly re-vamped Coleridge Cottage and walking the Quantocks. These photos courtesy of Ruth Bailey. A windswept day … However, it was clear that everyone was giving careful consideration … Continue reading

12. October 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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