Spectral Landscapes

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Spectral Landscapes is a mixed media event which will explore the concept of the "English Eerie": a form where use of the landscape in literature, film, art, music, and television creates a sense of unease and of Otherness to unnerving effect.

The event will feature the film work of Adam Scovell, screening both his recent collaboration with Robert Macfarlane, Holloway, and his upcoming ghost story, Salthouse Marshes, as well as a Q&A with the director. The event will also showcase a number of presentations and poetry readings surrounding the concept of the "English Eerie", exploring the term and what it means academically, creatively, and culturally.


Running Time: 2:00



Holloway (film by Adam Scovell and Robert Macfarlane)

Talk - Brian Baker: 'a night to kill a king is this night: Alan Garner and a Poetics of Transmission'

Paper - George Bickers: 'Our Field in England?'

Reading - Justin Hopper: 'I made some low inquiries'

Visual Essay - Jamie Lorimer: 'Rot'


Presentation - Sharron Kraus: 'In the vale of the white horse'

Talk - Eddie Procter: 'Towards a New Landscape Aesthetic?'

Paper - Katy Soar: 'What Lies Beneath: Archaeological Landscape and the Eerie'

Salthouse Marshes (film by Adam Scovell)


Q&A with Adam Scovell

Performance: Sharron Kraus and Arianne Churchman

Drinks - Old Fire Station Café

Click here to buy tickets. Tickets are £9 / £7.50 concession.

There will also be a bar.

Contacts: Erin Lafford (erin.lafford@ccc.ox.ac.uk) and Jennifer Wood (jennifer.wood@univ.ox.ac.uk)


Digital Humanities

Contact name: Erin Lafford
Contact email: erin.lafford@ccc.ox.ac.uk
Website: Spectral Landscape Facebook Event Page
Audience: Open to all