Power of Place: A Day School on Romanticism in the Welsh Landscape

Saturday 21 May @ 10:00–16:15

A day of talks exploring responses to the Welsh landscape by writers and artists from the late 18th century to the present day. In collaboration with the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. Speakers include Damian Walford Davies, John Barrell, Andrew Green, Helen Sear.

£15 (£10 unwaged)
Bookings: Angharad Elias, a.elias@cymru.ac.uk, 01970 636543.

10am Registration and coffee.
Welcome and introduction.
Professor Damian Walford Davies, Cardiff University
The Wye corridor: ruins, tombs and sweet spots.
Dr Mary-Ann Constantine, CAWCS
A city not made with hands: visions of Snowdonia 1799/1800.
Dr Elizabeth Edwards, CAWCS
Watercolour, extreme weather, electricity: Cornelius Varley in north Wales 1803–5.
Break to visit the exhibition Attendees make own arrangements for lunch (choice of cafés & shops)

Professor John Barrell, Queen Mary University
Edward Pugh: landscape and topography.
Andrew Green, Swansea
John Sell Cotman: Wales observed, Wales recalled.
Dr Peter Wakelin, Exhibition Curator
The green fuse: Wales and neo-romanticism.
15.00 Tea
Dr Luke Thurston, Aberystwyth University
David Jones, landscape and war.
Professor Helen Sear, Falmouth University, artist
The landscape looks back: the artist’s relationship with photography and place.

16.15 End