'Psychogeographical' practices encourage the overlaying of history, story and myth and a deep engagement with urban and natural environments. This module provides a means for you to investigate space, place and narrative through such practices.
We will draw out experimental approaches to the literary representation of place through practices of walking, inhabitation, site-specific practices, visual and textual materials. We will also study key critical and fictional texts.
You will undertake writing tasks via creative workshops and benefit from the opportunity to further develop your research skills. You’ll also be encouraged to critically explore the interface between creative and critical modes of writing.
Indicative study themes:
Myth and Place (1): Sinclair’s London
Myth and Place (2): the folk horror revival
Practices of walking (1): Solent’s Wanderlust
Practices of Walking (2): writing in the field
Hauntology (1): place as palimpsest
Hauntology (2): visual strategies
Landscape (1): hills, fields and coasts
Landscape (2): urban psychogeography