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As part of our collaboration with Helen Mort and the Poetry Society on the ‘I am the Universe’ competition, we commissioned a poem from Helen that she read in public for the first time at the Mediating Climate Change conference in July. Helen’s poem engages brilliantly with some of the project’s key...

Lucy Rowland (Leeds) reports on the Mediating Climate Change conference that took place in Leeds, 4-6 July 2017.  Taking place during the bicentenary of the global climate crisis prompted by the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815, the inter-disciplinary Mediating Climate Change conference sought to examine our encounters with climate change...

As part of our conference Mediating Climate Change (4-6 July), we have organised three public events around the themes of literature, art, and environment to take place in Leeds. All welcome. These events are free, but places are limited so booking is essential. ……… ‘Through the Weather Glass’ – Poetry Performance...

The British Romantic Writing and Environmental Catastrophe project collaborated with The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network to produce ‘I am the Universe: Writing Climate Change’. The challenge and competition used Romantic texts and images alongside contemporary artworks to inspire young poets to think and write about the world’s changing landscapes. The competition received...

The draft programme for our conference Mediating Climate Change (4 – 6 July 2017) is now available! Visit our conference page to check out the fantastic panels, papers, and events we have lined up. On the conference page you can also find details of how to register.

In November 2016 British Romantic Writing and Environmental Catastrophe collaborated with Leeds University Union Spoken Word Society to host an evening of readings from Romantic poetry and prose. Members of LUUSWS performed pieces of Romantic writing about environmental catastrophe, apocalyptic weather, and climate change, inviting the audience to challenge their preconceptions...

Registration is now open for our conference on Mediating Climate Change, which will be taking place at the University of Leeds from the 4th to the 6th July 2017. Visit our conference page for details of how to register, and for further details about the conference including a programme and...

British Romantic Writing and Environmental Catastrophe has collaborated with The Poetry Society and poet Helen Mort to create I am the Universe: Writing Climate Change: a challenge and competition for poets under 25. We invite young writers to respond to Romantic texts alongside Romantic and contemporary images, and use this...

The second Call for Papers for the conference Mediating Climate Change is now available. Mediating Climate Change is an international, multidisciplinary environmental humanities conference organised as part of the British Romantic Writing and Environmental Catastrophe project. Visit the Conference section of our site for further details about the conference.

The Call for Papers for the conference Mediating Climate Change is now available! Mediating Climate Change is an international, multidisciplinary conference organised as part of the British Romantic Writing and Environmental Catastrophe project. Visit the Conference section of our site to see the Call for Papers and for further details...