Cornish reading list


I leave for Cornwall on Monday, and will hopefully have more blog-worthy material than I know what to do with. My summer thus far has been spent planning logistics and doing a lot of reading. Not a bad way to spend a summer. In addition to my actual research topic, I’ve learned a tremendous amount about working at home.

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Literary History of Cornwall-Post 1

Hello fellow summer scholars! My name is Mel Sparrow. I’m a rising senior majoring in Psychology and English. I’m bringing together two of my favorite things, England and books, to research the literary history of Cornwall. My research will focus specifically on the questions: how do Cornish culture and geography support supernatural stories? how are Cornish settings and characters distinct from those of neighboring countries? how has the representation of Cornwall in literature changed over time?

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