(Re)imagined Landscapes Symposium

Date / time: 9 June - 10 June, All day

(Re)imagined Landscapes Symposium


Literary and Visual Landscapes is an interdisciplinary seminar series at the University of Bristol, supporting research into space and place. This symposium will showcase a range of scholars working with original approaches and innovative methodologies in landscape studies, on the topic of (Re)imagined Landscapes.This event is hosted with the support of the Centre for Environmental Humanities, University of Bristol.


—- Wednesday 9 June —-

10:30-10:45: Welcome (Lena & Eline)

10:45-12:00: Keynote

  • Sally Bushell (Lancaster University), New Ways of Reading, Visualising and Experiencing Literary Landscapes in a Digital Age

12.00–13.00: Lunch break

13.00–14.30: Inhabiting

  • Timothy Cooper (Exeter University), Fear of Falling? Navigating Cornwall’s Post-Extractivist Landscape
  • Lydia Halcrow (BSU), Tread Lightly on the Earth Beneath
  • Alice Helps, Dave Meckin, Joseph Fairweather Hole, Keir Williams, and Rhiannon Evans (LiveDigitalDesign Collective), Thinking In, With, Over and Through the Landscape

14.30–15.00: Break

15.00–16.30: Making

  • Tom August (UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology), Using Computer Games and VR to Imagine Future Farming Landscapes
  • Kadri Tüür (Tallinn University) and Maris Magi (Estonian Sports & Olympic Museum), Creating Virtual Palimpsest: Local Lore in Industrial Suburbia
  • Richard Carter (Roehampton University), Land/Code/Text: Digital Writing and Speculative Environmental Sensing

—- Thursday 10th June —-

10:30–12.00: Documentary viewing

  • Michal Krawczyk (Griffith University), Commoning

12.00–13.00: Lunch break

13.00–14.30: Representing

  • Aneurin Merrill-Glover (Manchester University), Crossing Land: Representing a Reclaimed Landscape
  • Olusegun Stephen Titus and Oluwabunmi Tope Bernard (Obafemi Awolowo University), Sounding the Space and Place of Olúmọ Rock and Valley Landscapes in Egbaland Southwestern Nigeria
  • Meike Robaard (Groningen University), Crashes to Ashes, Rust to Dust: Industrial Decay, Affective Capitalism, and Regeneration in Phillip Meyer’s American Rust (2009)

14:30-15:00: Break

15.00–16.30: Visualising

  • Sam Wilkins (BSU), Landscape/Composite
  • Melina Campos Ortiz (Concordia University), Representing, Inquiring and Imagining the Anthropocene
  • Niamh Fahey (UWE), (De)constructing the Anthropocene