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Jonathan Bate

Jonathan Bate

Jonathan Bate is Foundation Professor of Environmental Humanities at Arizona State University and a senior research fellow in English literature at Oxford University, where he was formerly provost of Worcester College. The author of 20 books, several of which have won major prizes, he is a world-renowned expert on Shakespeare and the history of English and European literature, especially the Romantic movement and contemporary poetry and fiction.

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Wiliam Wordsworth lived and wrote in Grasmere, in England’s Lake District, from 1799-1808. (Photo by Mick Knapton/Wikipedia, CC BY-SA)

William Wordsworth and the Romantics anticipated today’s idea of a nature-positive life

By: - January 18, 2023

Musical performances usually happen in concert halls or clubs, but famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma is exploring a new venue: U.S. national parks. In a project called Our Common Nature, Ma is performing in settings such as the Great Smoky Mountains and the Grand Canyon. By making music and bringing people together in scenic places, Ma […]