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Department of English Studies

Events

We host a large number of conferences, lectures and seminars each year, many of them open to the public. Subscribe to our monthly North East Literature Events newsletter and we'll keep you posted. If you are a staff member or student and want to publicise your event, contact alistair.brown@durham.ac.uk.

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Beckett, The Breath and The Choreographic

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Elvet Riverside 142, Professor Susan Jones (University of Oxford)

In the sixth event of the Arts of Breath series Prof Susan Jones considers how Samuel Beckett turned to the choreographic to understand and express the workings of the breath and the “happiness” of the void.

Contact sarah.mclusky@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 28 February 2018

Inventions of the Text Early Career Seminar

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Marcus Meer and Laura McKenzie

Join Inventions of the Text for two papers from early-career researchers. Featuring Marcus Meer on 'Reinventing London's (Heraldic) History from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century' and Dr. Laura McKenzie 'Trauma and Translation: Ted Hughes’s Oedipus and the Disordered Mind'

Contact inventionsofthetext@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Wednesday 7 March 2018

The Wife of Bath and Modern 'Rape Culture' - The Case of the Dalhousie University Dentistry Scandal

TBC, Professor Kathy Cawsey (Dalhousie)

Join Professor Kathy Cawsey, visiting scholar from Dalhousie University, for this staff and postgraduate research seminar. Note that due to industrial action the date of this seminar may be subject to change.

Contact daniel.grausam@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 10 March 2018

Laid Bare: Attitudes to Nudity in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period

9:15am to 4:30pm, Senior Common Room, St Cuthbert's Society

An interdisciplinary workshop on attitudes to nudity in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period. Guest speakers include the medical historian Peter Murray Jones (King's College, Cambridge), and the art historian Jill Burke (The University of Edinburgh).

Contact tristan.lake@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 14 March 2018

An Inventions of the Text Seminar: Title TBC

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Thomas Bristow

Join Dr Thomas Bristow for an Inventions of the Text seminar. Watch this space for further details of the topic and title.

Contact inventionsofthetext@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Breath in Fiction and Poetry

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Elvet Riverside 142, Michael Symmons Roberts

For our seventh Arts of Breath event, Michael Symmons Roberts will be reading from his novel, Breath, and from his poetry.

Contact sarah.mclusky@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 25 April 2018

Inventions of the Text Seminar

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Dr. Tim Milnes (University of Edinburgh)

An Inventions of the Text seminar, title of paper to be confirmed.

Contact inventionsofthetext@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Wednesday 9 May 2018

Inventions of the Text Postgraduate Seminar

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House

An Inventions of the Text seminar featuring two papers by PhD researchers.

Contact inventionsofthetext@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Wednesday 23 May 2018

Crossing the (B)order of Immersion: Phantasmal Intersubjectivity, Co-Presence and the Emersivity of Literary Characters

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Dr. Marco Bernini (Durham University)

An Inventions of the Text seminar, looking at the psychology behind readers' experiences of fiction.

Contact inventionsofthetext@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Saturday 9 June 2018

Norse in the North Annual Conference: Emotions and Mindsets in Old Norse Literature and Society

Lindisfarne Centre

The seventh annual Norse in the North Conference will be on the theme of Emotions and Mindsets in Old Norse Literature and Society.

Contact norseinthenorthofficial@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Monday 17 September 2018

Personification Across Disciplines: An Interdisciplinary Conference

This two-day conference organised by Hearing the Voice will explore personifying dynamics and experiences through a variety of disciplines, methods and perspectives.

Contact marco.bernini@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 18 September 2018

Personification Across Disciplines: An Interdisciplinary Conference

This two-day conference organised by Hearing the Voice will explore personifying dynamics and experiences through a variety of disciplines, methods and perspectives.

Contact marco.bernini@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 19 September 2018

Personification Across Disciplines: An Interdisciplinary Conference

This two-day conference organised by Hearing the Voice will explore personifying dynamics and experiences through a variety of disciplines, methods and perspectives.

Contact marco.bernini@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


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