Disparate Romantics: Kerri Andrews Back

Dr Kerri Andrews joins Jeff Cowton and Simon Bainbridge to discuss her new book Wanderers: A History of Women Walking, which traces the footsteps of ten women over the past three hundred years who have found walking essential to their sense of themselves, as people and as writers – including Dorothy Wordsworth.

There will be a Q&A at the end of the event. Please send your questions to h.catterall@wordsworth.org.uk with the subject line “Kerri Andrews Q&A”.

About the series

This year digital technology has brought us closer together than ever. With geography no object, we’re inviting experts on the Romantic era from all over the world to tell us all about the exciting things they’re up to. We’ll be exploring their thoughts on everything Wordsworthian, from poetry and artefacts to nature and the modern world, as well as finding out about their new books and research. We’ll also be investigating some of the themes raised in the free online course William Wordsworth: Poetry, People and Place. They’ll bring their enthusiasm, we’ll bring the questions – and we’d like to share your questions with them too!

About the speakers

Kerri Andrews is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Edge Hill University. She has published widely on women’s writing, especially Romantic-era authors, and is a keen hill-walker and member of Mountaineering Scotland.

Jeff Cowton is Curator & Head of Learning at the Wordsworth Trust. In 2010 he was awarded an MBE in recognition of services to museums. He is currently leading on the reinterpretation of the site and Museum for the NHLF-funded project Reimagining Wordsworth.

Simon Bainbridge is Professor of Romantic Studies at the University of Lancaster. He has served as President of the British Association for Romantic Studies and is currently a Trustee of the Wordsworth Trust. He has recently published the monograph Mountaineering and British Romanticism.

Additional information

This online event will be hosted on Zoom. You will need to register for a Zoom account in order to access the event.