THE ALCHEMICAL LANDSCAPE: Counterculture, Occulture and the Geographic Turn

Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
23rd March 2015

An interdisciplinary symposium presented by the Cambridge University
Counterculture Research Group

An increasing number of writers, artists and film-makers are
re-investing the British landscape with esoteric and mythic imagery.
From the revival of ‘Folk Horror’ to the cross-over between magical
and artistic practice, this ‘enchanted’ representation of the rural
works as both a link to the past and an articulation of pressing
contemporary concerns.

This special one-day symposium at the University of Cambridge seeks to
explore the creative, aesthetic and political implications of this
‘geographic turn’.

Confirmed speakers include:

Andy Sharp (English Heretic)
Sharron Kraus (Friends and Enemies, Lovers and Strangers)
Drew Mulholland (Mount Vernon Arts Lab / The Norwood Variations)
Chris Lambert (Tales from the Black Meadow)

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information regarding ticket purchase:


Yvonne Salmon FRSA FRGS FRAI
Preceptor, Corpus Christi College
Lecturer, University of Cambridge

James Riley FRSA
Fellow of English
Corpus Christi College
University of Cambridge