Ten Walks – James Canton
Shakespeare, Defoe, H.G Wells & Joseph Conrad are among the literary figures who have ventured into the wilder parts of Essex, inspiring England’s finest writing. This evening, James Canton reading from his latest book Out of Essex: Re-Imagining a Literary Landscape tracks these writer’s paths. Combining detailed literary detective work with personal responses to landscapes and their meanings, James Canton offers a fresh vision of Essex, its cultural history and its living legacy of wilderness and imagination.
James Canton teaches the MA in Wild Writing in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex.