This page lists events taking place within Durham University or in the local area with which English Studies staff and students are directly involved. For English related events in Durham or in the local region organised outside of the Department, see the Regional Events page.
Staff and Postgraduate Research Seminar: 'Metkovic to Mostar: Pynchon and the Balklans,' by Dr. Sam Thomas (Durham University)
Before arriving at Durham, Sam completed his doctorate at the University of Sussex in late 2005. He worked at Sussex as an associate tutor in English and Cultural Studies for a total of 4 years. His research interests are primarily focused around models of resistance and political legitimacy in the modern and contemporary novel, especially the work of Thomas Pynchon. His first book, entitled Pynchon and the Political, was published by Routledge in 2007. In addition, he has strong research interests in Critical Theory (esp. the Frankfurt School and Slavoj Žižek); in the representation of trauma and terrorism in contemporary fiction and film; and in the relationship between literature and current ideologies of nationalism and multiculturalism (esp. in light of the break up of Yugoslavia and the changing status of Islam in the West). He has published review articles for Textual Practice and made a significant contribution to the popular collection 1001 Books to Read Before You Die (with entries ranging from Melville to Ballard). He has also worked as an editor for the Cypriot poet Andreas Georgallides and has an article appearing in a forthcoming special edition of Pynchon Notes. He is currently in the early stages of researching a new comparative project, provisionally called Resistance and Geopolitical Change in Contemporary Fiction.
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English Events Newsletter
In addition to these web listings, a monthly email digest of all English-related events at Durham University and across the wider region is circulated to all staff and students in the Department, and to interested members of the public.
To see this month's newsletter, or for instructions on how to subscribe to the mailing list, visit our Research in English At Durham blog.
IMRS/IMEMS Conference Series Summer 2013
- Early Modern Catholicism
- Intellectual Networks in the Long Seventeenth Century
- Producing Text and Gospel Commentary in Medieval Perspective
Three conferences in June and July will mark the launch of the University’s Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the Durham exhibition of the Lindisfarne Gospels, and celebrate the rich resources of the city’s historic libraries – Cosin’s Library, the Cathedral Library, and the Library of Ushaw College.
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