Gardens and Literature: Rewley House Weekend Conference
Gardens and Literature
Rewley House, GHS/OCE Study Weekend
Friday 25 to Sunday 27 May
Our annual Oxford weekend will investigate the interconnections between gardens and literature over a wide timescale, with consideration of how gardens are represented in literature and used as symbols and of how literature took form in, or influenced, gardens. A visit will be included. Our speakers are: Dr Katie Campbell on The concept of the sacro bosco; Katherine Myers on Wordsworth and the inhabited Picturesque; Dr Nuala Hancock on Virginia Woolf and gardens; Michael Symes on Nuneham Courtenay followed by a visit to Nuneham; Dr Sarah Whittingham on ‘The pistol is found in the fernery’: the Victorian fern craze in fiction; Michael Symes presents An evening at Vauxhall Gardens. Michael Symes on Thomas Gray and the landscape garden; Dr Stephen Bending on Gardens of Disgrace: Temptation, punishment and boredom in the early eighteenth-century garden.
Cost: £305, residential; from £125 for non-residential. Contact the Short Courses Administrator, OUDCE, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA or: 01865 270 380