SGS Lecture: Writ on Water

SPALDING GENTLEMEN’S SOCIETY

Lecture Programme 2023 – 2024
The Ninth Lecture in this Programme will take place on
Friday 9th February at 7.30pm.

The Lecture will take place at 7.30pm at Spalding Methodist Church, Broad Street [opposite the Museum]. The admission fee is £5 per person, payable on the door.

‘Writ on Water’
Literatures of Flooding in Lincolnshire 1300-1800

Lowland regions like Lincolnshire and Humberside share a long history of flooding and managing flood risk. There has been little research in to how living with flood risk has shaped literature – plays, poems and prose writings. Our speaker will look at the literature written around the severe North Sea storms and ‘The Little Ice Age’ 1300-1800, and why we should re-read English literature of this period through an environmental lens.

Dr. Stewart Mottram
Director of Research
School of Humanities
University of Hull

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