Jonathan Bate: Radical Wordsworth
Sun 22 Nov 2020, 10:00
- Cambridge Literary Festival Online
- £5 single event ticket, £25 Winter Festival Pass
In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Wordsworth, literary scholar and biographer Jonathan Bate joins us to make the case for Wordsworth as a radical thinker and poetic innovator. Bate claims that Wordsworth changed forever the way we think about childhood, about the sense of the self, about our connection to the natural environment, and about the purpose of poetry. Join Jonathan as he talks to Michael Prodger, Associate Editor at the New Statesman, and you may never think of Wordsworth in quite the same light again.
Speaker: Professor Jonathan Bate FBA, Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow, Worcester College Oxford; Foundation Professor of Environmental Humanities in Global Futures, Arizona State University; Author, Radical Wordsworth
Chair: Michael Prodger, Associate Editor, New Statesman
£5 single event ticket, £25 Winter Festival Pass