Thursday 31 October 2019, 4:15pm to 6:00pm
Mark Frost discusses waterways, bodies and ecocris in Victorian Britain, and Ruskin's attempts to cleanse the River Wandel, Surrey, in the 1870s.
The Ruskin Seminars invite scholars, artists and thinkers to explore how Ruskin's ideas can unlock the pressing cultural, social and environmental issues of today and tomorrow. This year, our seminars explore the relevance of Ruskin’s thinking to topics ranging from ecological crisis to evolutionary theory.
Dr Mark Frost speaks about his research into waterways, bodies and ecocrisis in Victorian Britain, with reference to Ruskin’s often misunderstood efforts to cleanse the River Wandel at Carshalton, in Surrey, during the 1870s.
Dr Mark Frost, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Portsmouth, is a specialist in Victorian literature and culture and an alumnus of Lancaster University’s Ruskin Programme. We’re very pleased to be welcoming him back to Lancaster this Autumn.
Mark Frost, Ruskin's Guild
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