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Late Summer Lectures 2018

(3 August 2018)

From snake-women to Islamic mythology, and from the beginnings of sound film to the burning of Shakespeare’s globe, come along to the annual Late Summer Lecture series and discover new research by early-career academics from across the North.

Late Summer Lectures, organised by the Department of English Studies, runs every Wednesday at 5.30pm, from 15 August to 3 October, in Alington House, 4 North Bailey, Durham.

Everyone is welcome, from school students to members of the public. Refreshments will be provided. Reserve your place and find out more about each lecture via Eventbrite or Facebook.

The theme of this year's series is 'Beginnings and Endings'.

15 August: “The Beginning of Sound Film -The End of Literary Modernism?” and “The Rise of Populism and a Call for the New Sincerity in Contemporary Fiction”, with Lara Ehrenfried and Arya Aryan

22 August: Sacred Symbols, Snake-Women and Sisterhood: Crafting Power in Medieval Origin Stories, with Alexandra Claridge, Olivia Colquitt and Madelaine Smart

29 August: 'Remembrance, but to what end?: Registers of petition in the holograph manuscripts of Thomas Hoccleve' and '(S)he’s just not that into you: Resistance and Persistence in Medieval Romance Literature', with Laurie Atkinson and Hannah Piercy

5 September: Fire stopped play: Shakespeare, Henry VIII, and the day the Globe burned down, with Laura Jayne Wright

12 September: The Stream of Consciousness in the Works of William Wordsworth and James Joyce, with Adam James Cuthbert

19 September: Ab origine mundi/ ad mea…tempora: Beginnings and Endings in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, with Simona Martorana

26 September: 'Victims in a Vacuum': Inscribing Identities in Childhood and Deathbed Scenes, with Oliver Hancock and Morven Cook

3 October: Behind Gilded Walls: Tales of wonder, the Gothic, and Islamic Mythology in Contemporary Literature, with Meriem Rayen Lamara

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