'The Curious Life of Words': The Language of Edward Thomas's Poetry in Translation

2nd October, 2021 - 2nd October, 2021

'In-Person Tickets' are for audience members who wish to come to Petersfield Museum and participate in the session from the museum unique Victorian Courtroom lecture theatre.
'Digital Tickets' are for those who want to enjoy the session from the comfort of their own home or wherever they may be. Digital ticket holders will receive a zoom link the week of the festival that will allow them to join the session.
 'Concessions' include Friends of Petersfield Museum, Edward Thomas Fellowship Members and Petersfield Museum Volunteers.


In-Person Ticket: £5.00
In-Person Concession: £4.00
Digital Ticket: £5.00
Digital Concession: £4.00

Start and end times
9:30am - 10:30am
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Join Professor Saeko Yoshikawa live from Japan in our first ever international and live streamed lecture as part of the Edward Thomas Literary Festival 2021!

This illustrated talk is about the nature of Edward Thomas's language, how  words relate to  things, and to what extent poetry is a translation of the world. It will also explore how Thomas's poems gain new life and rhythms when they are translated into Japanese.

This event will be hosted at Petersfield Museum as well as being accessible via Zoom (a link will be sent the week of the Festival to all digital participant). Saeko will be joining us via video link from Japan!

Saeko Yoshikawa is a Professor at the Department of English Studies, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Japan. A scholar of English Romantic writing, she is the author of William Wordsworth and the Invention of Tourism, 1820-1900 (2014) and of William Wordsworth and Modern Travel: Railways, Motorcars and the Lake District, 1830-1940 (2020). A volume of her translations of Edward Thomas’s poems into Japanese was published in 2015.