“The modulation of the material”: Language and materiality in Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Concrete poetry

By Charlie Jarvis This blog post considers the work of the poet, Ian Hamilton Finlay, in relation to “literary geography”, an interdisciplinary field that studies the places within literary works and the placing of these works within geographical milieux. In raising the question of the materiality of words – as sensible, physical beings in timeContinue reading ““The modulation of the material”: Language and materiality in Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Concrete poetry”

Absence and the Geological Feeling of Imaginary Lives: The Cookie Factory

By Mark Jackson, Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Geographies The Welsh literary critic and social theorist, Raymond Williams, coined, in 1954, what has since become an extremely influential idea and phrase. Later developed in a widely read, short essay written in 1977, the term ‘structures of feeling’ refers to the experience of how different ways of thinkingContinue reading “Absence and the Geological Feeling of Imaginary Lives: The Cookie Factory”