This talk will evaluate and re-examine the significance of William Barnes and Horace Moule as key mentors to Hardy including the classical and literary, philosophical, religious and socio-political influences that they had on the Wessex writer and poet .
Mark Damon Chutter is the Academic Director of the Thomas Hardy Society. He has been teaching English for 25 years . Mark was shortlisted for both the TES ( Times Educational Supplement) ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ and ‘ Teacher of the Year’. He has a passion for everything related to Fordington including the Moule family as his Grandmother lived in the Old Vicarage in Salisbury Field from 1942-1971.
The paper is dedicated to the late Warren Davis of Came Rectory – an inspiration to us all.
This lecture is organised by the William Barnes Society and thus is free to attend for WBS members.
All other attendees are requested to pay a fee of £3 on arrival.
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