Lecture

John Cowper Powys: A Man Between Worlds | Dr Kevan Manwaring

17 November 2022, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the novelist John Cowper Powys, Dr Kevan Manwaring re-examines his influences, oeuvre, and legacy with a special focus on his ‘Wessex Quartet’ of novels (Maiden Castle; Weymouth Sands; A Glastonbury Romance; Wolf Solent). Written with the ‘inkblood of home’ while he was a lecturer in America, Kevan will consider the importance of place and the Welsh concept of ‘hiraeth’ in his writing.

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Dr Kevan Manwaring

Dr Kevan Manwaring is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Arts University Bournemouth. A BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinkers 2022 finalist, his research focuses on fantasy, ecology and eco-fiction. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is the author of ‘The Long Woman’, ‘Lost Islands’, ‘Desiring Dragons’, and editor of ‘Heavy Weather: tempestuous tales of stranger climes’ (The British Library) as well as collections of folk tales for The History Press. An academic consultant for BBC 4’s The Secret Life of Books and contributor to ‘Free Thinking’ (BBC Radio 3), he blogs and tweets as the Bardic Academic.

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