The Landscape Space Place Research Group

Rivers of Meaning

Saturday 2nd December 2006 (09:00-17:00)
This one-day workshop brought together researchers from the humanities and social sciences as well as a range of arts practitioners in order to explore rivers as cultural spaces. The workshop considered metaphorical and material aspects of cultural meaning, and the representation of rivers in various forms of media including literature, photography, maps, film and performance, as well as their design, engineering and management on the ground. Participants included the literary scholar Andrew McRae (University of Exeter), photographer Jem Southam, sound artist Peter Cusack and geographer George Revill (OU), as well as members of the Hinterland project, a Nottingham-based arts alliance that focuses its attentions on the river on our doorstep, Shakespeare's 'smug and silver Trent'.

Centre for Regional Literature and Culture

Trent Building
University of Nottingham
University Park

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